Friday, November 7, 2008

Windows Waiting Game: Windows Mobile 6.5 set for 2009, while Windows Mobile 7 to drop in late 2010

Following the announced delay of Windows Mobile 7 and Motorola’s recent mention of Windows Mobile 6.5, we’ve all been standing around scratching our heads. While many believe it’s a little late, Steve Ballmer confirmed that Windows Mobile 6.5 is in the works and scheduled to drop next year. Everyone seems pretty tight-lipped as to what kind of improvements we can be expecting, but Ballmer did hint at an improved interface and software flow. While Windows Mobile 7 is speculated to be pushed back for a late 2010 release, sources close to Microsoft report that device partners should receive copies of WM6.5 within the next month. Meanwhile, Windows Mobile 6 users promptly respond with a standard “gimme-gimme” motion.

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