dt_matthews, on Nov 8 2007, 09:32, said:
Just to say:
Expansys now have a free wm6 upgrade for the 501 -- has anyone tried it and got any comments on how it went and how the device performs post-upgrade etc?
Installed it on mine after reading your post. looks slightly better, works much the same. Installation process was faultless for me though I did lose my mobile memory / contacts so its worth backing these up first.
comes with three themes, dark blue, guava red and wm6 green. slight improvements to IE and media player though the CPU is too slow to be useful for anything good.
Thankfully still compatible with tom tom 6 i was running on wm5 though all the GPS settings, gprs, mms, email and wifi settings, need to be readded.
Feels slightly more rigid in terms of software but unless you're taking advantage of the HTML mail and anything more technical in the new release, dont expect anything much more than an asthetic facelift.
Personally speaking, I don't see how this is justified as a seperate release rather than just a firmware update to wm5.
With all the hype wm6 received I am a bit disappointed but I'm sure somebody who knows more of what it's capable of will be able to give you a better idea.