I upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5 as soon as it was available through my carrier. I went with the AT&T Tilt2 for myself and bought my wife the AT&T Pure. The main difference is that the Tilt2 has a keyboard (which I use a lot), the Pure has a thinner form factor (important feature for my wife).
Don’t get me wrong, I love my new phone. It is such a vast improvement over WM6.1. But WM still lags behind all of the competition. Everyone told me to get an IPhone or wait for the ‘Droid, but I have to admit, I’m a Windows Mobile shill. And it’s my lifeline when I’m away from my desk (which seems to be more and more these days).
I just found out that neither phone will qualify for WM7 when it gets released. Not pleasant. Hopefully this have to buy a new phone with every software upgrade will come to an end (or I’ll finally bail on the platform). Lamenting this, a friend told me to look into the SPB Mobile Shell (available here). So, I gave it a try.
To put it simply, it’s an awesome improvement. My phone now has multiple “home” pages, based on what mode I am currently in. Each page is customizable with user controlled widgets. Improved tools for productivity at work and ease of use for play. Photo Contacts, Launcher, improved weather just to name a few options.
The software works with touch screen and non-touch screen versions. Give it a whirl. It will make your mobile computing so much more pleasant.
Happy Coding (and phoning)!