With today's announcement of the new Sony Ericsson Aspen Windows phone, Microsoft also officially introduced Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional. What sounds like a minor update to Windows Mobile 6.5 only is a little bit more, especially because it changes the graphical user interface Microsoft introduced with the originla Pocket PC back in 2000 and which was updated later with the introduction of Windows Mobile 5.0. Furthermore Windows Mobile 6.5.3 also includes some minor and major under the hood updates for browser performance and quality.
Windows Mobile 6.5.3 GUI and ease of use enhancements include capacitive touchscreen support, platform to enable multi-touch, touch controls throughout system (no need for stylus), consistent navigation, horizontal scroll bar replaces tabs, magnifier brings touch support to legacy applications, simplified out-of-box experience with fewer steps and drag and drop icons on Start menu:
Under the hood improvements include browser performance for a page decreased load time, improved memory management, smoothed pan & flick gestures and speed improved zoom & rotation speed. Quality and customer satisfaction includes updated runtime tools (.NET CF 3.5 and SQL CE 3.1) as well as Arabic read/write document support.
Cheers ~ Arne