More Windows Mobile 6.5 screen shots – the honeycomb is REAL

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Exeda, likely jumping the gun a little, has released 2 pictures of their dual boot smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.5 ALPHA, as they call it.

While called Alpha, the build seen in the picture may actually be more advanced than the ROM leaked earlier, as it features some enhancements only rumoured at before.

Of note immediately is that the honeycomb-based app launcher is in fact real. It seems it will make use of the new scrolling capabilities of the OS, and is romoured to automatically sort regularly used and relevant applications close to each other.

The second is in fact that its clear that X-button, the bane of finger-based usage, is now significantly larger.

Lastly, of note in the second picture is that the wall paper in the picture extends across both the softkeys and taskbar, similar to how it does on Windows Mobile Standard 6.1. This opens up great skinning possibilities and obviously can do wonders for the appearance of the OS.

Lets hope the leaks continue in the run-up to the official announcement, expected at Mobile World Congress on February 16th.


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