For all you Windows Mobile smartphone users out there wanting something to get hyped up about in the face of all the iPhone mania floating around, I'm throwing you a bone: Crossbow, aka Windows Mobile 6, is inching closer to an official launch.
No, Crossbow won't endow your "regular" touchscreen device with multi-touch and tilt sensing capabilities. In fact, some are suggesting that the new OS be called "Windows Mobile 5.5" in reference to a general lack of ground-breaking improvements over WinMob 5. While much of what's new in WinMob 6 comes in the way of cosmetic revamping including 3D icons, Windows Vista-inspired sound themes, and a general updating of look and feel, there are some significant "under the hood additions" to note, including:
For a comprehensive look at the forthcoming Windows Mobile 6 operating system, check out the review on mobile-review.com.