Windows Mobile 6.5: A Farewell to the Stylus

If Windows Mobile 6.5 lives up to the promises being made, touch-screen users may soon be able to abandon the stylus.

No doubt responding in some degree to the popularity of Apple's iPhone and its easy-to-use touch screen, Microsoft says the upgrade to its mobile operating system will better accommodate fingers. A hexagonal design gives clear boundaries for where to tap for the desired icon.

Drag an icon to launch an application. Touch the information on your home screen to open it.

Updates within applications mean the ease-of-touch experience doesn't end when you launch your programs.

The new Windows Mobile will also include an upgraded Internet Explorer.

Microsoft has said new phones could ship with 6.5 beginning in July.


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