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Old 05-10-2005, 06:25 PM
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Default Microsoft Announces Windows Mobile 5

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-10WindowsMobile5PR.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/...wsMobile5PR.asp</a><br /><br /></div>"In a packed hall of developers and industry partners at Microsoft® Mobile &amp; Embedded DevCon 2005, Microsoft Corp.'s annual mobile and embedded developers conference, Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft, announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Mobile (TM) 5.0. This new version of the Windows Mobile software platform delivers on partner requests, including more platform flexibility to customize devices and solutions; productivity enhancements that include updated Microsoft Office software and persistent memory storage for more efficient data management; and a powerful multimedia experience with Windows Media® Player 10 Mobile and support for hard drives.<br /><br />Just five years ago, the first Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs shipped from three hardware partners. Today 40 device-makers are shipping innovative Windows Mobile-based products with 68 mobile operators in 48 countries. These hardware and mobile operator partners have contributed to Windows Mobile revenue growth of 31 percent from 2003 to 2004 and phone license sales more than double those of the previous year."<br /><br /><img src="http://i.microsoft.com/h/en-us/i/WinMobile50_4_10.jpg" /><br /><br />It's here, it's official: Windows Mobile 5, formerly known as Magneto, has been announced at MEDC. Lots to come today, so stay tuned!
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:35 PM
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Wow, this is cool!

Are there any screenshots? Any new prototypes running WM5 OS? Will there be updates available for existing users? When will new devices be available?
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:37 PM
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Are there any screenshots?
Check out:
http://www.davespda.com/special/wm5/
http://www.pocketpc-club.nl/content.php?id=3343
http://www.mobile-review.com/pda/art...gneto-en.shtml

I am sure more will be posted through the day.
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:39 PM
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Will there be updates available for existing users? When will new devices be available?
Oh, and on this, so far HP and Dell have stated they will offer upgrades. iPAQ hx2110, hx2410, hx 2750, and Axim x50 users are all in luck. The upgrades are supposed to be out Q3 2005.

On the front of new devices, so far HTC has announced the HTC Universal.
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:40 PM
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Wow, this is cool!

Are there any screenshots? Any new prototypes running WM5 OS? Will there be updates available for existing users? When will new devices be available?
Wow... you want it all and want it now, don't you?

The developers received kits this morning containing new emulators. It'll be a race to see who does screenshots from it first.

As for devices, they showed off the Samsung i300 Smartphone, and a device from HTC. No information yet as to when we'll see the little darlings, though.
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:41 PM
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This is even better news:

http://www.brighthand.com/article/Wi...for_X50_Series
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:44 PM
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Actually - PI 2005 is already ported to WM5.0 and supports the new Contact Picker, Picker Picker, new PIM fields, soft key support, and more.

http://www.PocketInformant.com/press/wm5.php

including screenshots.
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:47 PM
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It's expected that Lakeridge Software will also be releasing a WM2005 version of WisBar Advance later this week as well. It would have been sooner, but Chris was having some difficulties with the emulator not working correctly in some areas.
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:52 PM
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Actually - PI 2005 is already ported to WM5.0 and supports the new Contact Picker, Picker Picker, new PIM fields, soft key support, and more.

http://www.PocketInformant.com/press/wm5.php

including screenshots.
VERY nice Alex, thanks for posting that.

Since you have obviously been using it for some time now, just how good is the 5 way navigation on a device that that has a 5 way rocker? Have you tried that yet?

For example, how "Treo-esque" would you say navigation is or will be on devices optimized for one handed operation?

Thanks for any info...
 
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:52 PM
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Okay. I'll acknowledge it. I was wrong on my "OS updates are over; get used to it" point I repeatedly made.

This makes it all the harder, though. I had been holding off on buying so I could get a new model with "5.0". Now I have to decide if I want to get a current model now and wait (and wait, and wait) for the upgrade, or wait for the new models. Things like USB 2.0 and "Persistent memory storage" are compelling.
 
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