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Old 8th February 2007, 14:16   #1
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Default Windows Mobile 6 a.k.a. "Crossbow" officially announced.

Folks, this is from Engadget: Windows Mobile 6 announced - Engadget


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Microsoft's finally ready to take the wraps off Windows Mobile 6, the long-awaited successor to Windows Mobile 5 (what else?) that's been baking in the oven for a while now as "Crossbow." The platform formerly known as Pocket PC Phone Edition has become Windows Mobile 6 "Professional," while its more pocketable little brother, the Smartphone, has become "Standard" and plain ol' Pocket PCs are "Classic."

Major new features include:

- HTML support in email
- Windows Live for Windows Mobile
- File transfer capability in Windows Live Messenger
- New versions of mobile Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with rich editing
- Remote wipe capability for stolen and lost devices
- Call history in contact cards
- Tight Vista integration
- "Calendar ribbon" for more easily viewing schedule by day or week
- New versions of .NET Compact Framework and SQL Server built-in

No carrier or manufacturer announcements have been made at this point regarding availability or upgrades -- all eyes are on next Monday for that. Stay tuned for details to come fast and furious from us ahead of some fanfare at 3GSM in Barcelona, including full hands-ons with the new OS in both Standard and Professional form!
Now let's hope for new devices running this. (Then wait for 6 months for the first AKU & firmware upgrades to get the phones stable).
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Old 8th February 2007, 17:28   #2
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Most of the above features are available currently through 3rd party applications. They are not enough to keep up the excitement.
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Enough of windows for the PC. The mobile OS (Not sure what though) on my phone is quite good, virtually bug-free. Thank You.
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@hydrashock : any model of phones that come preloaded with this version?
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