How Does Windows Mobile Compare to Other Phone Operating Systems?
Windows Mobile 6.5 is very similar to the older “Metro” interface, which was designed by Nokia and is still used in its new “Moto” -branded phones. This is not a huge problem though, as many of these phones now come with Android OS installed, so they are not locked into the Microsoft platform. The Android mobile operating system has come a long way, but it’s still a bit rough around the edges. That’s why many Windows Mobile users choose to stick with their old device and continue using it on their new Android-based device.
One thing that’s different about these devices is that they don’t have a full hardware keyboard as a laptop or smartphone would. They also don’t have a dedicated “Home” button. Instead, they do have a “Back” button on the screen, but it also appears above the home-screen and not on the screen. It’s easy to miss as you’re using your phone.
If you use your cell phone as a personal assistant, or as a gaming device, the small size, and soft keyboard might be perfect for you. However, if you’re using it for work purposes, you’ll probably want a larger display and more features. Luckily, Windows Mobile 6.5 has both of those things.
Unlike some other phones out there, the “Touch” version of this phone doesn’t have a “Home” button.
Instead, it has a “Home” icon on the bottom right corner of the screen, which you can tap to switch to a “Home” screen. Once on the home screen, you can either choose from the “All Applications”Phone” screens.
If you use your phone primarily as a phone, then this should be fine. As a bonus, several software apps allow you to read incoming text messages and even make and receive calls from the phone. These apps are available for free on the Windows Mobile website.
There’s also a large screen mode that allows you to view your incoming messages from the bottom of the screen, without having to use the “Home” button. While you’re at it, you can also change the appearance of your phone by selecting a wide variety of skin tones. There are a lot of them to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that looks good on your phone.
Using the large screen mode while at home is also useful if you’re a fan of games on your phone.
You can easily access the games on the screen when you’re away from home and can enjoy them while you’re enjoying your phone in the same environment.
Even though Android offers some pretty cool features for phone features, Windows Mobile still lags in its support for larger screen phones. That’s why many users prefer to use their old Nokia devices for their entertainment needs, even if it means they have to use the smaller screen for work. In this case, however, it doesn’t matter much.
The “Touch” version of the phone gives you access to a lot of great programs like email, games, and the ability to send text messages. However, all these functions are only available if you have Bluetooth turned on your phone. For that reason, many Android devices will not be able to connect to the Microsoft system unless you buy a Bluetooth adapter.
Android phones also lack one feature that Windows Mobile devices have:
a built-in web browser. Because of this, you will need to download an app called Wap Browser on your phone to view web pages on your phone. This is a great feature, but unfortunately, it’s not available on all phones.
The new user interface does have many interesting elements, however, like a “floating window” option on the bottom right corner of the screen. You can also choose from several skins to customize the look of your phone.