Windows Phone and WM 6.5 wrap up

Windows Phone and WM 6.5 wrap up

Summary: As you all know, yesterday was Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone day. Mobility Site posted links to several articles on Windows Mobile 6.5 that you should check out. Microsoft is launching quite a campaign around the Windows Phone brand and Windows Mobile 6.5 and as stated in their press release they expect their hardware partners to deliver more than 30 phone models in 20 countries over the next three months.

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As you all know, yesterday was Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone day. Mobility Site posted links to several articles on Windows Mobile 6.5 that you should check out. Microsoft is launching quite a campaign around the Windows Phone brand and Windows Mobile 6.5 and as stated in their press release they expect their hardware partners to deliver more than 30 phone models in 20 countries over the next three months.

Announcements for North America include the HTC Pure from AT&T, HTC Imagio from Verizon Wireless, Samsung Intrepid from Sprint, and HTC Tilt 2 from AT&T.

Existing phones may also be upgradeable so check out the Windows Phone site for availability. The Dash 3G, Samsung Jack, Samsung Epix, Samsung OMNIA 2, HTC Ozone, HTC Snap, HTC Touch Pro2, and Pharos Traveler 137 will all be eligible for upgrades.

A couple of services that they launched include My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

While their Start and Today screens are not as customizable as they should be, Microsoft also now offers a free Windows phone Custom Theme Creator so you can add a bit of personalization to your device.

Topics: Software, HTC, Mobility, Operating Systems, Samsung, Telcos, Wi-Fi, Windows

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  • Customizable Today & Home Screen

    Actually, the Today & Home screens are more customizable than most people think. To move an icon, all you do is press and hold on that icon until a white "halo" effect shows up around it. Then you simply drag it to its new location.

    Additionally, you can use either Wallpapers or Themes to change the look and feel of you Windows Phone device. For instance, some use a 3 icon per row today screen, while others have gone to either a 4 or 7 icon per row today screen. I personally prefer 3, because its more finger friendly. You can also control the font size as well.

    There's also some free 3rd party customization programs that give you further functionality, like cHome and reStart.

    Finally, with the Titanium interface, you can change the order that things appear and add other Titanium widgets as desired.
    gadgets@...
    • Not on released WM 6.5 update

      You must be using a beta or XDA Developers version of WM 6.5 because the official release version only supports moving icons to the top and you cannot move/drag them to any location.

      I also cannot find anywhere in the release version to change the 3 or 4 row Today screen.
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
  • Followed Dell/AT&T link -- Got this MS commercial instead...

    Please fix link.
    Basic Logic
  • What does this advertizment have to do with Dell & AT&T going Android?

    bleech ~
    No More Microsoft Software Ever!
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