– MR1 is built on a new core platform release from Microsoft including a newer version of IE6
– Stability improvements are everywhere with focus on SlideView, Panel manager and TileWave
– Performance improvements focused on rotation and touch performance, the camera, web browsing, the software keyboard and audio streaming
– New features are added like FM radio, Video calling, Auto-lock and Fast GPS which allows for a faster first fix to the GPS signal
– SlideView 2.0 gives better usability throughout with a fresh design; and new actions are build in like new/reply/delete/edit capabilities in messaging and calendar. Music scrolling/searching and the mini-player have also been enhanced
– The new dialer took a big step forward with four easy buttons giving easy access to the dial-pad, favorites, call activity and contacts. We increased the target hit area in contacts for finger friendliness and added user friendly redial functionality
– Based on feedback from you, we really worked hard on the software keyboard (XT9) by improving speed and touch responsiveness
A further update to Windows Mobile 6.5.3 is expected eventually.
The update can be downloaded by following the instructions here.