MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Windows Mobile Strategy: Too Much, Too Late?
Digitimes has a report on an alleged roadmap for MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Windows Mobile platform. It seems that the Redmond giant has opted for a dual approach: they will release Windows Mobile 6.5, then upgrade it, and keep it alive even after Windows Mobile 7 arrives in late 2010. One cannot help but wonder how will this approach help the aging WinMo platform keep up with iPhone OS and Android, and my guess is: it wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t.
According to Digitimes, Microsoft will launch Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 2009 (itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a tad late; it was supposed to arrive in September), but that actually wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be the really good Windows Mobile 6.5 weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to see. A crucial feature Ã¢â‚¬â€œ touch interface, which most of the competitors, such as HTC Hero, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s iPhone and Palm Pre have already perfected Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is allegedly coming later, in February 2010. Finally, Windows Mobile 7 will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2010.
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