I just got an e-mail from the folks at Samsung, letting me know that Windows Mobile 6.5 is officially available for the Samsung Jack. From the official Samsung upgrade page, new features include:
- Windows Marketplace for Mobile: Discover apps that unlock the power of your Windows phone, shop securely with confidence, and download instantly to your phone.
- Internet Explorer Mobile: Internet Explorer Mobile 6 delivers the same high quality browsing and media viewing experience that you’ve come to expect on your desktop computer. If you can see it in Internet Explorer on your PC, you’ll be able to see it just as well on your Windows phone, whether the content you want is on YouTube, a game using Flash animation, or on a social site like Facebook or MySpace.
- AT&T Wi-Fi: Automatic access to over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide is available on the Samsung Jack and is included in select smartphone data plans. This allows for fast and easy downloads of your favorite music, streaming videos, games, and more.
- Vlingo for Windows Phone: Instantly send a text or email message, call a friend, search the Web, open native applications and more, all by speaking into your Samsung Jack Windows phone.
The Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade can be downloaded at www.samsung.com/us/i637/windowsmobileupgrade6_5. From the looks of it, there's a bit of time required to read through the necessary steps, so be sure to backup your information and grab a sandwich before proceeding.