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1/9/2010
05:13 PM
Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren
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Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Confirmed By Microsoft

At the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft was showing off a Toshiba TG01 with Windows Mobile 6.5.3. This seemingly minor (and previously unconfirmed) update to Windows Mobile brings significant changes to the user interface. Video tour of WinMo 6.5.3 included!



At the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft was showing off a Toshiba TG01 with Windows Mobile 6.5.3. This seemingly minor (and previously unconfirmed) update to Windows Mobile brings significant changes to the user interface. Video tour of WinMo 6.5.3 included!Windows Mobile 6.5 devices hit retail shelves back in October. It was widely panned as not going far enough to make the mobile smartphone platform from Microsoft competitive with iPhone OS and Android. The problem with WinMo has been its user interface, which often requires users to break out a stylus.

WinMo 6.5.3 is a big step in the right direction.

The biggest changes to WInMo include new enhancements to the user interface that make it more finger friendly. There are new software buttons placed at the bottom of the screen that are much easier to find and interact with than before. There is a drop down dock that provides easier access to a number of system tools. The software QWERTY keyboard has also been somewhat updated with better access to alternate characters and key configurations.

The best way to convey these changes is to check out the video below:

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