Windows Mobile 6.5:Rushed and Incomplete
A panel of design experts at Microsoft has admitted that the Windows mobile 6.5 interface will be as complete as they would have liked. The comment was made by Senior Product Manager Loke Uei tan at Microsoft’s TechEd 2009 conference. According to Tan, the design team has not had enough time to work on the user interface, resulting in the omission of several features that were slated to be included and a confused interface that the team is not completely happy with. the panel also confirmed that Microsoft’s Silverlight media delivery platform will not be a part of Windows Mobile 6.5, but exact reasons for this were not discussed. Marketplace, the long-expected on-device applications store was also discussed. Users will be able to browse the store and either download applications directly through their handsets or browse the store using a PC and have the applications delivered to the phone, depending on the country and carrier support. Users will be able to pay via a credit card account or by having charges added to their mobile bills.