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First Take: Windows Mobile 6 revealed

Microsoft's next version of its Windows Mobile operating system was revealed with lots of usability improvements. The lines between different device models continues to blur into a single platform for mobile productivity.
By Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer
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Microsoft's next version of its Windows Mobile operating system was revealed with lots of usability improvements.

The lines between different device models continues to blur into a single platform for mobile productivity.
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Mobile communications are managed from a single interface.

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The icons underwent a paint job and change when you select each one.

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Internet Sharing brings together settings that were partially hidden before.

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Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and Windows Marketplace are new features of Windows Mobile 6.

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Windows Live, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Update, and Word Mobile are new applications we see on the Smartphone.

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Your Favorites and History join Live Search on a new Home page.

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Your Favorites and History now appear instantly as hyperlinks in Internet Explorer Mobile.

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The Contact card gives you valuable and quick information on your calls.

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I can see how much time I spent listening to my voicemail and at what time I checked it too.

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The Phone functionality is much improved and the new vibration modes are very cool.

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Check when you have availability at a glance.

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You can now create and edit Tasks on a Standard device.

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Available in case updates are released.

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A Windows Live main interface on WM 6.

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There are plenty of personalization options in Windows Live.

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Options are available to integrate Live into your Home screen.

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Options when chatting.

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A full blown Messenger client is now available.

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You can have a group chat if you want with Live Messenger.

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Can you name all the Presidents?

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Several basic editing tools are available.

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A few editing tools are available for you in Word Mobile.

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Mail management is made a bit easier with Windows Mobile 6.

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Press and hold 0 to access these shortcuts.

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