Internet Explorer Mobile
Internet Explorer Mobile in Windows Mobile 6.1 gets a very important updatenew Zoom feature. If you have been using Windows Mobile in the past to surf web pages, you know how difficult it is to navigate full-size web pages using such a small screen. In Windows Mobile 6.1, Internet Explorer Mobile now has a new Zoom feature that allows a page to be zoomed out so that you can select the part of the page upon which to focus. For example, Figure 10
shows the DevX.com page viewed using the Internet Explorer Mobile.
Figure 10. Full-Size Web Pages: Viewing the full-size page of DevX.com.
Figure 11. Zooming: Selecting a part of the page to zoom in.
You can press the Zoom Out soft key to view the entire page so that you can position the magnifier on the section of the page you want to view and zoom in (see Figure 11).
|Figure 12. Supported Devices: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 and the HTC Touch Dual.|
Devices Running Windows Mobile 6.1
At this moment, there aren't many devices running Windows Mobile 6.1. However, there are a few announcements from vendors such as Sony Ericsson and HTC about their new devices running Windows Mobile 6.1. Figure 12 shows the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and the HTC Touch Dual.
Check with your device manufacturers to see if they offer an update to upgrade your Windows Mobile 6 devices to 6.1.
Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images for Developers
For developers, Microsoft has provided the emulator images for Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard. You can download the images here.
Once the emulator images are installed, you can then test your applications from within Visual Studio 2008.