Microsoft today announced Windows Mobile 6.1, an update for its mobile operating system that includes new time-saving features, improved phone navigation and management and increased security safeguards.
Updated Internet Explorer Mobile Brings the Quality of Desktop Web
Browsing to Phones
The new version of Internet Explorer Mobile adds the ability to easily view
full-screen Web pages and multimedia on the Web with a smartphone. By taking
advantage of Internet Explorer 6 technologies and supporting established and
upcoming industry standards such as H.264, Adobe Flash and Microsoft
Silverlight, the updated Internet Explorer Mobile gives people a rich mobile
Internet experience. The update will be available to mobile phone partners in
the third quarter of 2008, with the first Windows Mobile phones using the new
version expected to be available by the end of 2008.
Windows Mobile Update Drives Simpler Experience
Windows Mobile 6.1 features several key updates based on customer feedback,
including the capability to make the most critical information readily available
at a glance, quicker phone setup, and enhanced features adapted for the small
screen. In addition, if coupled with System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 or
Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Windows Mobile 6.1 provides the best experience for IT
professionals to manage mobile phones for businesses.
Windows Mobile 6.1 will help people get more from their phones by bringing
updates to what they care about most. With Windows Mobile 6.1 users will be able
to accomplish the following:
Stay up to date and share from a single location. Glance at
and respond to notifications such as missed calls, upcoming appointments
and new messages from the home screen as well as play music and share
Get up and running in minutes. From setting up e-mail, a
Bluetooth headset or Wi-Fi, the new Getting Started Center makes the
phone experience intuitive and simple.
Save time with features adapted for the small screen. Easily
flag, delete or move groups of messages and keep track of conversations
through threaded text messaging. Zoom in on text or pictures, or view an
entire Web page at once.
Help keep business information protected. Support for System
Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 helps administrators manage phones
similarly to a Windows-based PC or access company data that may be
behind a firewall; and support for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 advanced
mobile policies helps businesses manage and administer security for
phones while enabling people to find, share, and use information no
matter where they are.
Windows Mobile 6.1 will be available in the second quarter of 2008.