Internet Explorer Mobile has also been completely redesigned with a new engine, more touch friendly interface and built-in Adobe Flash Lite support to appease those who miss Flash on other handsets.
We'll reserve judgement on Windows Mobile 6.5 until it actually hits the streets, but we have to say we still found the experience a bit of a trial. Some things ran very slow, while the deference to old-style Windows Mobile when you delve deeper in the OS means the experience is never going to seem revolutionary.
While 6.5 is a good update, only a complete rewrite can really convince us that Windows has a rightful place on a mobile handset. Let's hope Windows Mobile 7 can truly deliver. If it can't, Microsoft may find itself too far behind the game to catch up.