With the announcement of Windows Phone 7, there are those who have deliberately shied away from Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. Never mind that Microsoft had announced that WM 6.5 would continue to be supported.
Anyway, with the announcement of Office Mobile 2010 suite for WM 6.5 devices, Microsoft has put their resources where their mouth is.
I had boxed back and shelved my new LG GW550 Windowsphone a while ago, waiting for who would buy it (it is still available for sale). After Microsoft’s announcement yesterday, I decided that I would find the time to try out the Office Mobile 2010 upgrade on the LG.
So I re-unboxed it, put in a data-enabled SIM and launched Windows Marketplace for Mobile on the device. Let’s walk through the process with the screenshots I took; shall we?
The download and installation was flawless and didn’t take more than 10 minutes on a slow 3G connection.
Just as Microsoft claims – their latest Office editing suite is available for Windows mobile 6.5 devices, as demonstrated on the LG GW550. If you have a WM 6.5 smartphone, go right ahead and download your free upgrade.
Meanwhile, my GW550 is back in its box on a shelf, awaiting its new owner.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.