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  Reply # 196217 17-Feb-2009 09:29
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Looks very nice. Do you know if any of those handsets will be available down here?






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  Reply # 196219 17-Feb-2009 09:45
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I really hope they get this one right.




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  Reply # 196236 17-Feb-2009 11:03
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It's about time Windows Mobile was redesigned to be finger-friendly.  Any idea on whether it will be 6.1 app-compatible?



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  Reply # 196241 17-Feb-2009 11:21
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Applications are compatible. The new home screen is not compatible with Today plugins, but you can always revert to using Today screen - if you really want it...

But I think you will like the new home screen.

The menu structure allows you to scroll up and down, and you can move cells up or down. Note that this new home screen is for Windwos Phones running Windows Mobile Professional and Standard only - Windows Mobile Standard is already using its own new home screen.

Note that Windows Phone is the new name for the products. The OS is still Windows Mobile.





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  Reply # 196259 17-Feb-2009 12:56
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freitasm: Applications are compatible. The new home screen is not compatible with Today plugins, but you can always revert to using Today screen - if you really want it...

But I think you will like the new home screen.

The menu structure allows you to scroll up and down, and you can move cells up or down. Note that this new home screen is for Windwos Phones running Windows Mobile Professional and Standard only - Windows Mobile Standard is already using its own new home screen.

Note that Windows Phone is the new name for the products. The OS is still Windows Mobile.



It's certainly a good look, and it seems quite well thought out...if phones with 6.5 make it down here I'll definitely consider it once I've erm, put my income on a firmer footing.

It's a shame as they said on Engadget (I think) that the Media Player UI hasn't been upgraded - with that home screen it seems almost a no-brainer to give it a Zunesque makeover. Although perhaps that'll be a future announcement.

I'd quite like to see a full-screen translucent (if it were full-screen it'd have to be) SIP keyboard in order to be truly finger-friendly - I actually thought of trying my hand at something like that but then I thought "Somebody must have a patent on that" (even with the physical slider  on the Harrier I came to the conclusion that it was only suitable for use by children or female midgets). Or perhaps it would be more practical for someone to license the "expanding key" style. 'Cos it drives me bonkers.

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  Reply # 196301 17-Feb-2009 15:26
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Nice, I like :)
Though I thought Windows Mobile 7 was going to be the next release from Microsoft. Not that it matters much mind

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  Reply # 196321 17-Feb-2009 16:24
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hmm interesting, no longer a winmo fan now a crackberry fan! :)

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  Reply # 196342 17-Feb-2009 17:27
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Lookds promising, although its a well overdue overhaul. Somewhat superfluous in some respects with Touch Flow 3D being available for many handsets now, but should be welcome for the less tech-savvy who will have a better out of the box experience (which WinMo has badly lacked).




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  Reply # 196369 17-Feb-2009 19:36
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freitasm:

I personally think HTC Touch 3D is overrated...



did you mean the Touch HD or the Touch 3G? (3G gsm version of the okta touch)




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  Reply # 196464 18-Feb-2009 10:47
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Damager:
freitasm:

I personally think HTC Touch 3D is overrated...



did you mean the Touch HD or the Touch 3G? (3G gsm version of the okta touch)


I think he meant HTC Touchflo 3D, and I agree with him. I am itching to ditch my WinMo 6.1 phone. The new HTC Magic Android phone which has been announced as an exclusive to Voda looks nice, but that's a whole other thread.

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