Today as part of Microsoft tech days 2009, there is a session that provides a sneak peak at the new widget framework that will be available in Windows Mobile 6.5. Here is the title and abstract:
MBL302 Windows Mobile Web and Widgets: Leveraging web technologies to build experiences for Windows Mobile
Updated 4/5 - Here is a link to the Live Meeting recording:
Also, check out a related blog post by the presenter Jorge Peraza here.
The session also provides information on the new Internet Explorer 6 Mobile web browser that provides full desktop browsing capabilities on Windows Mobile. You can work with the new Internet Explorer 6 Mobile web browser today by downloading the Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Device Emulators available here. Here is a screen shot of the new browser in the emulator:
The first image displays MSN.com as a desktop browser would based on the settings shown in the second image.
The browser sends a desktop browser User Agent string so no additional work is required on the part of the web site to support the desktop browsing mode.
Check out the Microsoft tech Days 2009 session detailed above to learn more about the new capabilities and the Widget Framework that will be available in Windows Mobile 6.5.