Well it's about time fuddy-duddy Microsoft hopped up with the hepcats and finally redesigned that stodgy Windows Mobile interface. And what a bang-up job the Redmondians have done with this version 6.5 of its cell phone operating system. It's not quite new-feature-packed enough to be called 7.0, but an earnest effort nonetheless. Look for it to find its way into cell phones sometime in the second half of this year.
We like that honeycomb layout and the Zune-like atmosphere. Also appealing are the one-handed interface, no-waiting voice mail, the cloud-syncing MyPhone online service, and a new app store. Sound familiar? Let's just hope the writers of the upcoming collection of Windows Mobile cell phone apps are infected with the same enthusiasm as those aligned with Cupertino.