Sneak Peek at Windows 7 Mobile & Zune?

Windows Mobile 6.5 is not even here yet, but that is not stopping Microsoft from teasing 7 so far.

In the video below, titled “software + services”. We see someone using a OS that we believe to be a mock up of Windows Mobile 7. We also see him using a music app, that looks suspiciously like Zune. Complete with Zune’s “twist” interface.

Watch the video at the link below and decide for yourself,

WMPoweruser also grabbed some screenshots from the video

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New Windows Mobile 6.5 themes and Windows Marketplace


Microsoft have been spilling more details on Windows Mobile 6.5, including screenshots of a newly-refreshed GUI and a long list of over 25 companies signed up to produce content, software and generally lend a hand.   Continue reading

Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Mobile released and available for download

First mentioned by the folks over at Skype more than one month ago, Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Mobile is now available for download, coming with two important new features.

The first one is the application’s ability to send and receive files (of up to at least 50MB).

The second new feature of Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Mobile is the support for SMS: you can now send text messages anywhere in the world, via Wi-Fi, at Skype-like low rates. You can send messages even if you’re not in a Wi-Fi zone, but data charges may apply. Continue reading

Is this Windows Mobile 7?





A kind tipster send us this screen shots of what purports to be Windows Mobile 7. The latest inside rumours put the OS as being available to OEM’s by the end of 2009 and out on devices by Spring 2010. 

From what I have heard so far, it sounds worth the wait.



New YouTube App Comes To Symbian, Windows Mobile

Chicago (IL) – Yesterday, YouTube posted a blog entry about their new Mobile YouTube app. It’s been optimized for Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 devices, enabling the YouTube page to load 90% faster with simplified search, navigation, selection after search, and video playback features.
YouTube stated in their blog, “Our goal is to provide you with a great YouTube experience wherever you want to watch videos — whether it’s on your computer, on your television, or on your mobile phone. While YouTube has been available for many mobile phones for over a year, today we’re taking a big step forward with a new version of our mobile YouTube application.”

The application can be downloaded at and works on Windows Mobile and these Symbian Series 60 devices: 5320 XpressMusic, 5630 XpressMusic, 5700 XpressMusic, 5730 XpressMusic, 6110 Navigator, 6120 classic, 6121 classic, 6124 classic, 6290, 6650, 6710 Navigator, 6720 classic, E51, E55, E63, E66, E71, E75, E90, N76, N79, N81, N81 8GB, N82, N85, N86 8MP, N95, N95 8GB. Nokia also has a device matrix which lists compatible 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 & 2 phones.

The video app allows the most popular videos to be scrolled right/left by using your phone’s controls. Searching is possible from a search box which then allows you to view the search results in the same right/left manner. YouTube warns users about the high-bandwidth nature of the website in advance, possibly saving on data overage costs.

See YouTube’s Mobile App Demo:

Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta given to Microsoft employees


Uberphones is reporting that Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta has now been made available for Microsoft employees and the software will be reaching RTM soon, which means that we will actually be able to see Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets in Q3 2009. The speculation is based on the announcement of Windows Mobile 6.5 Beta program to Microsoft Employees.

Below is the rumored Windows Mobile 6.5 Roadmap which Neowin cited earlier

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 RTM in April 2009
  • First Windows Mobile 6.5 devices from cell phone makers in September 2009

With the Beta Program Schedule being announced now, it is possible that we could be getting our hands-on with Windows Mobile 6.5 devices in the third quarter of 2009 as expected.

Meanwhile check out this new ad from Windows Mobile team
(The guy throwing his phone against a building in the video is classic!)