Tentang Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Posted: 24 February 2008 in Sony Ericsson, Windows Phone
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Saat ini, sudah sangat banyak PDA Phone dan Smartphone yang memiliki sistem operasi (operating system/OS) Windows Mobile. PDA Phone dengan OS Windows Mobile dan memiliki kemampuan touchscreen biasa disebut sebagai Pocket PC, sedangkan handphone yang memiliki OS Windows Mobile dan tanpa kemampuan touchscreen biasa disebut sebagai Smartphone.

PDA Phone/Pocket PC terbaru yang beredar saat ini rata-rata menggunakan versi terakhir Windows Mobile, yaitu Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional (Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic digunakan pada PDA tanpa kemampuan mobile phone dan Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard digunakan pada Smartphone).

Meskipun belum diumumkan secara resmi oleh Microsoft, informasi mengenai versi terbaru dari Windows Mobile untuk Pocket PC, yaitu Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, sudah banyak beredar di internet, lengkap dengan screenshot dari beberapa tampilan menunya yang mengalami perubahan yang cukup signifikan dari versi sebelumnya.

Bahkan, pada Mobile World Congress 2008 yang berlangsung di Barcelona pada tanggal 11-14 Februari 2008 yang lalu, Sony Ericsson memperkenalkan XPERIA™ X1 yang akan dibekali dengan sistem operasi versi baru tersebut. Sementara vendor lain seperti HTC, Toshiba, Eten, dan lain-lain, pada ajang yang sama mengenalkan produk terbaru mereka yang masih menggunakan Windows Mobile Professional versi sebelumnya (versi 6.0).

Berikut adalah beberapa artikel mengenai Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional yang diambil dari berbagai sumber.

Dari MobileWhack :

Prior to its unveiling during the Mobile World Congress later this February, a review of the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional has just surfaced. Here are the findings based on the review:
  • It is based on Windows CE 5.2
  • Internet Explorer has Zoom function
  • SMS chat view mode is available
  • One Note Mobile is now included in the Office Mobile, adding the ability to record voice, drawings, and textual notes
  • New menu item: Managed programs
  • A Task Manager is not available to create settings

Read the entire review (in Portuguese) of the Windows Mobile 6.1 and see more screenshots here.

Dari PhoneArena :

Hands-on with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

During the Mobile World Congress, the first phones to officially run the (still unannounced!) 6.1 version of Windows Mobile were showcased. They are all actually using the WM6.1 Professional, which we preview here, and not the Standard edition, for phones without touch sensitive displays. However, the information that leaked on it hints it will also be released in future. In the following page, we will list “What’s new” in the 6.1 Professional version.

Getting started

Getting Started:

By default this menu appears in the home screen, housing a few LARGE fields with “help” information about setting your device up. It may be of help to some novice users and is handy, but is definitely not a great improvement.

Internet Explorer Zoom Out:

One thing we were excited about was the “Zoom out” function in the pocket Internet Explorer, fitting the whole page in the screen, in order to move your cursor around it (panning) and choose which area to zoom, instead of scroll while viewing it in real size. We thought this would put the IE closer to better browsers such as the Safari of the iPhone, but it is not so. The Zoom Out feature is very slow! We took YouTube for example, and it needed nearly 10 seconds; then we scroll down to see the rest of the page and it rendered for another 2-3 seconds. Additionally there are no other improvements of the browser and so, it remains usable, but mediocre. We, as customers, would have liked to see faster rendering, support for embedded flash objects, friendlier scrolling, and more.

Internet Explorer Zoom Out

Threaded Text Conversations:

The OS will now group your messages to and from a selected contact, as a conversation. It visualizes each one as a line in an Instant Messenger log, with time-stamp. Once a conversation is started, it would appear in the Inbox and when new message is added, it would be marked as ‘unread’. While not really great, this feature is nice and handy.

Text Conversation

New Office:

Finally! Microsoft Office 2007 documents can be opened on Microsoft’s own Windows Mobile OS, straight out of the box. An update was released last year for WM6 customers, but it will be preloaded with 6.1. In addition, OneNote Mobile is also part of the Office pack. The program is used for advanced notes, with options for formatting and adding images/sounds.

Word 2007 Document and Excel 2008 Sheet

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Task Manager


A real Task Manager is now preloaded with the OS, coming as separate applications. It gives information about the CPU % and Memory each application in the RAM uses. Managed programs allows the system administrator of the domain one is part of (such as a corporate server) to install applications remotely on the phone.

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