Windows Mobile 6.5 now official

Last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft officially announced Windows Mobile 6.5.    Although not as significant a change to the user interface as Windows Mobile 7 promises to be, Windows Mobile 6.5 still has a lot of new features to make interaction much more “finger friendly”. 

Additionally the announced “My Phone” (A web based backup service) and the new application store “Windows Marketplace for Mobile” which will be available on phones running Windows Mobile 6.5.

Lots of press from the various blogs, here’s some to choose from.

Boy Genius Report
“Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6.5, My Phone, Recite and a Marketplace”

“Windows Mobile 6.5 Is Official, but Not Coming Soon”
“Microsoft Launching On-Device Mobile Software Store, Online Backup Service”

“Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6.5”

“All Windows Mobile 6.5 Phones to Feature Physical ‘Start’ Button”
“Windows Mobile 6.5 Hands On: The New Interface Rocks”

Mobile Jaw
“Microsoft Takes the Wraps off Windows Mobile 6.5”

“Microsoft MyPhone formally announced, here are the screen shots”
“Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6.5, here are the details and screens”
“Q&A with Microsoft on the New My Phone Services for Windows Mobile Phones” 

Mobility Site
“Remember All Those WM 6.5 Screenshot Leaks?”
“Windows Mobile 6.5 Video from Microsoft”
“MyPhone 1st Impressions – So Far, So Good”

“MWC: Windows Mobile 6.5’s New Lock Screen”
“MWC: Your Definitive Windows Mobile 6.5 Post-Release Guide”
“Will You Be Able to Upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.5”

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