Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013
The Microsoft Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system has a new user interface that keeps you up to date on important information with dashboard-like access to such items as new e-mails, texts, missed calls and calendar appointments. It also includes an improved touch-screen interface, making it easy to take action with a touch, and an updated version of the Internet Explorer Mobile browser.
The new operating system features Windows® Marketplace for Mobile, a rich and integrated area for searching, browsing and purchasing mobile applications from Windows® phones or from a computer by simply using a Windows Live ID. The new marketplace will be included with all Windows phones based on Windows Mobile® 6.5, which will help you easily find, install and use applications that fit your needs. Developers, who have already built more than 20,000 applications for Windows® phones, will be able to offer applications to customers through the marketplace via a simple security and compatibility check from Microsoft.
Additionally, you can leverage free Microsoft® My Phone service to access, manage and back up personal information on your phone to a password-protected Web-based service. This makes it easier to upgrade phones without the worry of losing important information. With automatic syncing and backup, you can count on your contacts, appointments, text messages and other information being kept up to date and easily restored should you lose or upgrade your phone. You also will be able to automatically upload photos and video from your Windows® phone directly to the My Phone service.