CNET reviews Windows Mobile 6

Windows Mobile 6

CNET has published a review of the just announced Windows Mobile 6 operating system. Unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress, Windows Mobile 6 is more of an evolution than a revolution, offering a number of enhancements that make it more powerful than its predecessor while being easier to use. CNET gives it a rating of 7 out of 10. Though it doesn’t offer earth-shattering new features and interface issues remain, Windows Mobile 6 brings a collection of noteworthy improvements that makes its mobile devices easier to use and equips mobile professionals with more robust productivity tools.

Among the improvements you will find are the many shortcuts meant to cut down on steps to perform a number of tasks, a slightly improved interface, improved PIM functionality (although some features require Exchange Server 2007), improved search capabilities, and the addition of Microsoft Office Mobile to the Standard Edition (formerly Smartphone Edition).

On the downside, some tasks still take too many steps and there are practically no multimedia improvements.

Overall, CNET found that Windows Mobile 6 is a step in the right direction but room for improvement still exists. Cheer up, Photon is only 1 or 2 years away!

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