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Windows Mobile 6.x users won't get Windows Phone 7 upgrade

Bad news for owners of the latest Windows Mobile 6.x devices: your phone doesn't meet the hardware specifications for an update to Windows Phone 7. Microsoft says that even the brand new HTC HD2 doesn't meet its tight requirements for the much-talked-about new mobile OS, according to APCMag. Even though the HD2 has a fast enough processor, a nice touch display, and a good enough camera, Microso...

Unofficial Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for PPC-6700/XV6700

Lest you should think Dell Axim users are having all the fun, an industrious hacker has crammed Windows Mobile 6 onto yet another device. If you're using a Sprint PPC-6700 or Verizon XV6700 (which are basically the same device), and don't mind voiding your warranty and possibly killing your machine, have we got news for you! PPCGeeks forum member helmi_c has managed to get Windows Mobile 6 runni...

Palm Europe rolls out Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for Treo 750

Sure, it's nice when hackers manage to squeeze a new operating system onto an old device. But sometimes things work better if you wait for the official upgrade. That's why we're happy and sad to tell you that Palm has issued a free Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the Treo 750/750v -- in Europe. Earlier this month Palm announced Australian customers would get an upgrade. The European version is availa...

Unofficial Windows Mobile 6 update for Dell Axim X51v

Earlier this month the hackers at the XDA-developers forum managed to port Windows Mobile 6 to the discontinued but still popular Dell Axim X50v PDA. But anyone who had gone out and bought the newer (but also discontinued) Dell Axim X51v were out of luck. Until this weekend that is. Another hacker has released an unofficial version of Windows Mobile 6 for the X51v. This update is only for ea...

Dell Axim X50v gets unofficial Windows Mobile 6 upgrade

Despite rumors that Dell might be working on a Windows Mobile-based phone, the company is pretty much out of the Windows Mobile business for now. And that leaves Axim X50/51 users pretty much on their own if they want to upgrade their devices from Windows Mobile 5.0 to Windows Mobile 6. Overall, that might not be such a bad thing. Dell did an infamously poor job offering X50 users an upgrade f...

Microsoft releases Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1

As expected, Microsoft pushed out an updated version of Windows Mobile Device Center yesterday. WMDC 6.1 offers a few new features. For the most part, nothing flashy, but there's some good news in here for Windows Mobile 6.0 users or pretty much anyone who needs to synchronize files between their computer and PDA or Smartphone. Enhanced support for Windows Mobile 6 File synchronization opt...

Microsoft Office Mobile 2007

Microsoft announced two Windows Mobile updates today. First, a Japanese version of Windows Mobile 6 will be available starting in June on devices from HTC, Sharp, and Toshiba. The bigger news is that Office Mobile 2007 will be available as a free download in the third quarter of this year. It doesn't sound like there will be a ton of new features in the updated version of Office Mobile. But it wi...

Run Windows Mobile 6 office on Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones

From the "why didn't Microsoft just go and do this themselves" file: Hackers have liberated the Mobile Office features of Windows Mobile 6 and wrapped them up into a nice installer that runs just fine on Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones. Since Microsoft decided that Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone users didn't need word processing, spreadsheets, or presentations, the only way to get those features up ...

T-Mobile Dash Windows Mobile 6 update leaked

Can't wait for T-Mobile to offer its official Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for the Dash smartphone? Better hit up those torrent trackers, because it looks like the ROM upgrade has been unofficially released to the wild. The update includes all the Windows Mobile 6 goodies you'd expect, plus a couple of new surprises, including a Music Plug-In that lets you add a music player to your home screen, a new...

Mobile Minute news: Blackberry on Windows Mobile, free ZIP utility and more

In today's mobile Minute, we'll take a look at some of the latest news and software related to Windows Mobile devices. RIM announces BlackBerry software for Windows Mobile BlackBerry makers Research in Motion have announced plans to create a program that brings Blackberry software and services to devices running Windows Mobile 6. The software will include email, phone, calendar, address book, task...

Palm to offer free Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for Treo 750

Not only will Palm be offering Treo 750 users a chance to upgrade their phones from Windows Mobile 5.0 to Windows Mobil 6, but the company won't charge for it. That means support for HTML-formatted email, Office 2007 file formats, and HSDPA support. There's slightly less memory available on a Treo 750 running Windows Mobile 6, but the folks over at Mobility Site got a chance to play with one at CT...

Unofficial Windows Mobile 6 upgrade for Cingular 8525

Not sure if your Smartphone manufacturer is going to issue an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6? Not to worry, the hackers over at XDA-Developers have managed to develop a ROM that runs on HTC Hermes smartphones. In the US, the Hermes is sold as the Cingular 8525. Keep in mind, this is a completely unofficial port, and involves voiding your warranty and completely replacing the operating system on your ...

Windows Mobile 6 free to PDA manufacturers issuing upgrades

When you buy a PC, it tends to come with an operating system pre-installed. But whether you're running a Mac, Linux, or Windows-based machine, odds are you've been able to reinstall, update, or change that operating system. That hasn't typically been the case with Windows Mobile devices (unless you count attempts to port Linux to various handhelds). Early Pocket PCs had the OS built into ROM, and...

Push email with Windows Mobile 6

Windows Mobile 6 is the first version of Windows Mobile to include push email support without setting up an Exchange server. Of course, it only works with Hotmail, but it's a start. Once you have a Hotmail account, all you have to do is: Open Windows Live on your mobile device. Enter your Live information and set your device to use Live services including Messenger, Mail, and Contacts. Cli...

How to create Office Docs on a Windows Mobile smartphone

Okay, this is kind of lame. So Microsoft finally goes and puts a version of Office Mobile in the smartphone version of Windows Mobile 6 (now known as Windows Mobile 6 Standard). But for some reason, they've decided not to let you create new documents. You can only view and edit existing Word and Excel files. Luckily Mike Temporale of Smartphone Thoughts has come up with a simple solution. Usin...