For its part Microsoft says it will not abandon the current Windows Mobile 6.x platform once Windows Phone 7 arrives.
The OS will be rebranded as Windows Phone Classic and retained for budget-minded smartphone buyers as well as business customers with 6.x-based apps.
My computer wouldn’t detect the phone until I did this.
Strange things happen like the camera not working, the phone freezing when you make a call, etc.
The phone has an entirely separate linux engine running the phone functions, windows mobile just hooks into it to invoke making a call, doing data connections, etc. t=369502 I went with the latest version that said “highly recommended” next to it. If you do happen to brick your phone, and it is stuck at the boot loader, this may help.
â We think there are people who will want 6.5 and the 6.x platform has a lot of enterprise and line of business appsâ Kwan says.
Microsoft will update Windows Mobile 6.5 to 6.5.3 before the Windows Phone Classic rebadging takes place and Kwan says this will enhance the experience for 6.5 users.
Not that Microsoft is singling our the HD2 as a phone or even HTC as a manufacturer.
â Because we have very specific requirements for Windows Phone 7 Series the current phones we have right now will not be upgradableâ Kwan explained.
â A lot of 6.5 applications have been built very much from the old paradigm of the stylus.
Edit: When I say this doesn’t work with Windows 7, I mean that I had issues with Win7 x64.
There are reports that it works fine in 32 bit version, and that it might work with the 64bit version if you disable driver signing.
I just successfully upgraded my HTC Touch Dual (known as NIKE in other regions) from windows mobile 6.0 to 6.5. I wasted 5 hours at this point when i bricked my mobile because it will not flash correctly.
Unfortunately, many smartphones won't work with the new OS.