Xda-developers have somehow managed to get their hands on a build of Windows Mobile 6.5, although we wouldn’t bet our houses on the fact that the software is genuine.
Now, they’ve dug up a “vintage” HTC device (anything older than 3 years is vintage in the mobile phone industry), the HTC Blue Angel and tested the OS on that handset.
Did Windows Mobile 6.5 really get leaked? It wouldn’t be the first time that this happens to a mobile (or desktop) OS made by Microsoft and this would surely damage the surprise factor of the Mobile World Congress presentation.
You can see Windows Mobile 6.5 in action on the HTC Blue Angel right here and have a look at it below, in a good old blurry video.
There’s also a batch of screenshots of the hot and fresh OS here and among the new features that this OS brings is a sliding panels interface, plus the new Pocket Internet Explorer and a new locking screen (uses Slide to Unlock feature).
As far as apps are concerned, the folks who tested WM 6.5 stumbled upon Market Place and My Phone, which could be related to future Microsoft services. More info on the new stuff in WM 6.5 right here.
[via Engadget Mobile]