Image Gallery: Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots
Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.5 at Mobile World Congress 2009 and this gallery includes a few screenshots of the operating system update. The focus is on the user interface and making it more finger friendly, at least on the top couple of layers. Manufacturers have been adding these types of interfaces for some time now and Microsoft is now taking it to an OS level. Most of the updates appear to bring what we see already in WM 6.1 on non-touch screens to the touch screen devices.
As calls, text messages, and other actions come in on your device, the notifications appear on the lock screen. By selecting the notification you can be taken directly to the notification and application without having to launch something from the start menu.
The keypad is large and easily used in WM 6.5.
A honeycomb layout of application icons appear on the Today screen for quick access to the applications. There are some minor customizations that can be done to make the Today screen work better for you.
You can move icons around on the new Today screen.
You can move an application icon to the top.
The icons are easily tapped with your finger.
You can also quickly jump to applications in the list view.
The web browser finally gets an update and has a definite Opera Mobile 9.5 look to it. This shot shows the zooming control on the right.
This is what the new email program looks like when you are reading a particular email.
Here is a typical contact screen view in 6.5.