Dell has promised it will offer an upgrade to Windows Mobile 5.0 for the Axim X50 family when the new operating system is released this fall. The new software is expected to enable users to take advantage of several new productivity and multimedia enhancements, like updated Microsoft Office programs and Direct3D Mobile support. It also supports persistent storage capability, helping to protect against the loss of personal data and applications when batteries discharge completely.
Dell Axim X50 and X50V customers will be able to purchase the upgrade, expected to ship during the third quarter, on compact disc. Microsoft Corp. previewed the next-generation mobile software today at its annual Mobile & Embedded DevCon (MEDC) 2005 in Las Vegas.
It's a little humorous that Dell made a point to mention the upgrade will be done via disk. For anyone who was around the last time, Dell had severe problems with letting the update out via download. They seem intent on not making the same mistake twice. No announcement has been made by HP or other licensees at this time. :smileyhappy:
HP has annouced they will offer it.
This is all fine and good - but, what about Dell's Axim X30 PDA's?
I read somewhere that it is expected that the X30 series will be discontinued very soon, therefore no upgrade to WM 5.0. I do not know, if that's true, but it would make the"non"-upgrade logical.
Gosh, I feel like walking in the Dark. Can't Dell be straightforward from the get-go ?
Dell did the same thing to the DJ mp3 Gen 1 crowd, they promised a firmware update and then reneged on the promise, now they are going to turn there backs on the Axim owners (me being one of them Axim X30 High, less than a year old), to get me to buy a unit that offers nothing better than my current unit (other than the screen), well its not happening, so please Dell rethink your decision and support those who are loyal to you or you are going to find yourself with fewer and fewer customers...we are not talking about supporting a unit that is severel years old but one that you are still offering on your website today to purchase, so please remain a good and respected company that we know you are and do the right thing, you will gain in the long run and keep us buying your products.......
Specs Axim X30 624, Inspiron 8600 1.7, Dell DJ Gen 1 MP3 Player