sarnold: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/oct09/10-06WindowsPhoneLaunch09PR.mspx has the launch. I see a related post (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=42563) points out the HTC Touch Pro2 is now available from Telecom (http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/htc-touch-pro2), although unlike the HTC Australian website which announces the new Australian phones the NZ HTC site makes no mention of them, and the Telecom site shows this as WM 6.1.
MikeyPI: And as announced it will be released with 6.1, with the upgrade to 6.5 in Jan
MikeyPI: Lol @ the Okta Touch.. 2nd on the list of all time crap touch screens...
edge:MikeyPI: Lol @ the Okta Touch.. 2nd on the list of all time crap touch screens...
Had my Okta Touch for 2 yrs now (moved on from the Apache - decided to try no physical keyboard) - and I must admit I have found it to be pretty good. Don't manipulate Word docs etc on it (obvious keyboard, and screen, limitations!) but find the half-qwerty (soft) keyboard fine for the amount of txting I do.
I've got pretty big thumbs (!) but very rarely have to resort to the stylus, and have found it generally OK - especially with the addition of a few bits of SPB software to tart up the interface and make it more thumb-friendly!
Haven't tried any others to compare it to - but looking forward to the TP2 on the basis of what I have heard/seen in reviews. Does mean almost doubling the weight of the device - one downside - back to the bad old days of the Apache!!!
But good news about the apparent high degree of certainty around future options for WinMo 6.5 upgrade.