Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone

by admin October 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm

New OS and new branding

Microsoft has formally announced Windows Mobile 6.5 and the umbrella branding for all new Windows Mobile handsets – Windows Phone.

Microsoft hopes people will talk about Windows Phone as a platform, just like they talk about BlackBerry or iPhone.

Microsoft expects partners to deliver more than 30 new phones in over 20 countries by the end of 2009.

“We all want to connect quickly to the people and information that’s important to us from across our lives, at work and at home,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “A Windows phone lets people take their entire world of digital information, communications, applications and entertainment with them wherever they go.”

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