Microsoft is planning to release a new version of Windows Mobile. This one has some interesting features that might add to the aging mobile OS.
According to MS it has an intuitive interface (why do the words "some assembly required" keep popping up in my head) and should be ready in the next few months.
MS has a few phone makers already signed up to use the new OS and as MS has always done well in the business segment I see no reason why this new version of Windows Mobile won't do well.
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The system has an intuitive, finger-touch interface and online backup. Microsoft tells us it will be around in October. It will have a fair bit of difficultly as the market is now wide open with lots of different operating systems fighting for space. Microsoft has been mostly successful in the business community thanks to its PC-synchronisation and email server convenience.
Looking under the bonnet of Microsoft's developer tool kit, it appears that the cunning plan is to encourage developers to make it look as much like the iPhone as possible. The applications will be peddled through something similar to Apple's App store.
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