Windows Mobile 6.1 is out for Samsung i760

July 15, 2008 by Josh · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Phone PDA, Tech, Verizon 

Despite missing the end of June deadline leaked on a PowerPoint last month Samsung has made good on its rumored update to the Samsung SCH-i760 on Verizon’s network. The Windows Mobile 6.1 update files are currently available on Samsung’s site for users on Xp or Vista who wish to upgrade.

UPDATE - Mirrored files on Rapidshare if Samsung links go down.

The files were found by Zachman123 on where many users are reporting success in upgrading. Unfortunately some users have had issues leaving 2 bricked phones by my count and a several users reporting the need to run the update twice.

WM 6.1 doesn’t fix all of the bluetooth issues that have plagued the device but does bring threaded SMS and other items noted below as summarized by djlactose @

  1. Bluetooth Pairing is automatic doesn’t ask for a passcode (unless you have a custom on set)
  2. Customer Feedback to send usage data back to microsoft
  3. Getting Started directions added instead of help
  4. Remote Desktop Mobile included by default
  5. Task Manager changes to show CPU usage and it appears to show all running processes not just programs
  6. OneNOte Mobile added to the Office Mobile Programs
  7. Automatic detection of Exchange Server Settings
  8. Overall Performance seems to have improved a bit, a lot less waiting for programs to open (this may just be due to the reset of my device, but I have done the reset before and I could sware it took me longer in the past to reload everything)
  9. Text message threading with Spell Checker
  10. Managed programs added
  11. Bluetooth issue when in call corrected
  12. Domin enrollment
  13. Vpn connections now work without wifi
  14. Wifi search for networks will now list all networks within range
  15. Defalt signicure of Sent from my Windows Mobile® phone.
  16. You can switch to view processes in task manger

I installed the update and even though it took 2 computers and a few tries to get the update to run I was able to get it up and running. So far I am enjoying the update even though the changes

Verizon releasing Windows Mobile 6.1 for Samsung i760

June 5, 2008 by Josh · 1 Comment
Filed under: Phone PDA, Verizon 

If you can believe a leaked set of PowerPoint slides from Verizon, they are set to update the operating system on the Samsung SCH-i760 to WM 6.1. I currently own the phone and I am happy with the overall package but I am getting close to the need for a hard reset as well as something shiny to play with. The Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade will bring about both of those for me.

If you want to know what new features WM 6.1 brings to the table check out this handy comparison chart of Windows Mobile features from Microsoft. Unfortunately Verizon may decide to rip out any really cool features but that is the price you pay for going with the big red checkmark of the cell phone industry!