Cars. Coca Cola. Bo Derek. Mickey Mouse. Transformers on a Saturday Morning. These things are classic. But the renaming of Windows Mobile 6.5 to "Classic" is kinda weird. How about calling it Windows Mobile "Immensely Disliked"?
Microsoft's been consistently cagey about whether or not they'll make their own phone hardware "like Zune and Xbox," but today at a Windows Mobile roundtable, Robbie "Not Glacial" Bach put it straight: It's not happening. Officially.
During an otherwise dry TechED conference panel about Windows Mobile 6.5 development, Senior Project Manager Loke Uei Tan made a surprising admission: 6.5's semi-vaunted new interface was severely rushed, and isn't even finished. UPDATED
I like the new Windows Mobile 6.5 interface, specially the new home screen, which is brilliantly executed. Running on the new HTC Touch Diamond 2, everything looked smoother, cleaner, and matched the iPhone's lick factor.
We are at the Hotel Catalonia Plaza, here in Barcelona, listening to Steve Ballmer sing the virtues of the new Windows Mobile 6.5. Update: It's over. The new user interface looks great.
Some stylus-wielding European posted a video on YouTube previewing Windows Mobile 6.5, honeycomb and all. It's a little choppy, and we're not sure how he got it, but it looks like the real deal. [Engadget]