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Windows Marketplace now open for all (recent) Windows Mobile phones

Have you been itching to download applications from the Windows Marketplace on your Windows Mobile smartphone, but been thwarted by the fact that your device runs Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1 instead of the shiny new WinMo 6.5? Well, fret no more. Microsoft is making its answer to the iPhone app store available for all phones running Windows Mobile 6.0 and up. Sure, anyone stuck with an aging...

Now you can browse Windows Mobile Marketplace on the web

Want to know what kind of apps are available for Windows Mobile 6.5, but don't have a phone running the operating system yet? Or just want to look for apps on a screen with a resolution higher than 640 x 480? Microsoft has launched a web version of the Windows Marketplace. Users can browse the web store without an account. If you sign in you can also purchase programs that will be installed on...

Windows Mobile 6.5.1 on the way

When Microsoft launched Windows Mobile 6.5 earlier this month, the latest version of the company's operating system for cellphones and mobile devices was met with lukewarm (if not hostile) reviews. In a nutshell, the biggest complaint is that the operating system was essentially unchanged from the previous few versions and didn't offer much to convince users to stick with the platform instead of...

Windows Mobile 6.5 review roundup

Microsoft has pulled back the thin veil that was covering Windows Mobile 6.5 and launched its next generation operating system for mobile phones. And it's pretty much exactly what you would expect based on all the information that's been coming out over the past year or so. That's to say, it appears to be a minor, mostly cosmetic update to Windows Mobile 6.1. A number of tech news sites have...

Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to hit the streets on October 6th

Been holding off on buying a new phone until Windows Mobile 6.5 devices are available? It looks like the wait is almost over. Microsoft announced today that the first smartphones running the next generation of Windows Mobile (which will just be called "Windows Phone") will be available on October 6th. Of course, Microsoft also admits that the odds of you holding out for that new OS before...

Windows Marketplace will work with Windows Mobile 6.0 after all

Microsoft has just announced that it will begin accepting applications from developers for the Windows Marketplace for Windows phones on July 27th. But what's even more interesting is that while early word was that Windows Marketplace would only be available for phones running Windows Mobile 6.5 and up, it looks like the company is going to make its App Store-clone available for Windows Mobile 6.0...

Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK released, emulators ready for download

Want to play with Windows Mobile 6.5 before it's available on phones and don't feel like installing one of the hacked versions floating around the shadowy corners if the internet? No problem. Microsoft launched the Software Development Kit for Windows Mobile 6.5 today, and as part of that launch, the company released an emulator that essentially lets you run the mobile operating system in a...

Microsoft: Windows Mobile 6.5 isn't really complete

A group of Microsoft folks got together at the TechEd conference yesterday to discuss the upcoming launch of Windows Mobile 6.5. They talked about widgets, the new Windows Marketplace app store, and about how Silverlight won't be offered. But the most surprising admission was the fact that Microsoft doesn't really consider the Windows Mobile 6.5 user interface to be "complete." Responding to a...

Windows Mobile 6.5 coming May 11, WM 6.5 phones not so much

Microsoft has announced that it will announce the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 (which we already know an awful lot about) on May 11th at the Tech Ed 2009 conference. Odd are you won't actually see any cellphones running this operating system until this fall. But Microsoft is holding a "kick off" presentation next month. The Tech Ed conference is aimed at IT professionals and developers, and...

Windows Marketplace only for Windows Mobile 6.5 and up

Microsoft is preparing to launch Windows Marketplace for mobile phones. The Marketplace is Microsoft's answer to the iPhone App Store. It will allow Windows Mobile users to find purchase, and download mobile applications directly from their phones. But as we discovered this week, the service will only be available to users with Windows Mobile 6.5 phones. Microsoft has no plans to release a version...

Windows Mobile 6.5 updated, Honeycomb UI tweaked

Microsoft showed off a recent build of Windows Mobile 6.5 at MIX09 yesterday, and it doesn't look quite like the earlier builds we've seen. Probably the most notable change is that Microsoft has removed the "honeycomb" grid lines that populated earlier versions. Program icons are still laid out in a staggered pattern, but there aren't lines separating the areas. I can't decide if I like the new UI...

Microsoft confirms widgets coming to Windows Mobile 6.5

The rumors were true. Microsoft plans to support internet widgets in Windows Mobile 6.5.Widgets are basically bits of internet code that can run like native apps on your mobile phone. In other words, rather than launching a program that's taking up space on your mobile device or loading a web browser and then navigating to a web page, you'll be able to just click a button and launch a web...

Windows Mobile 6.5 to support web apps

The original iPhone could do it. The Palm Pre, with its WebOS will do it. And it looks like Windows Mobile 6.5 will be able to do it, too. "It" is the ability to run web applications, and it's coming to Microsoft's newest mobile operating system as widgets. A .widget is basically compressed assemblage of HTML, javascript, and image files. Reports indicate that the current build of WM 6.5...

Internet Explore Mobile 6 won't be available for older cellphones

Microsoft will soon release a version of Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Mobile. The browser uses the same rendering engine as IE6 for the desktop, but is optimized for mobile devices, allowing you to view full web pages or zoom in to read certain areas much the same way you can with Safari for the iPhone or Opera Mini. According to the::unwired, the new browser will be part of Windows Mobile...

Windows Mobile 6.5: It's real and it's... well, it's real

As expected, Microsoft pulled back the tiny little veil that was still covering some of the corners of Windows Mobile 6.5 today. The latest mobile phone OS from Microsoft retains some of the features we've grown to love/hate over the years like the start menu and soft buttons at the bottom of almost every screen. But it has a new web browser that's all grown up and able to render anything that...