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Microsoft Changes directions for Windows Mobile

Fighting off the iPhone
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Feb 9, 2009 3:13 pm

In more Microsoft related news MS is changing the way it deals with Smart Phones.


In response to the success of Apple's iPhone and App Store; Microsoft will be opening its own online bazaar to flog software for its Windows Mobile OS. A newer version of the aging Windows Mobile (6.5) will also be out soon.


This new version is rumored to just be a stop-gap in preparation for version 7 which, if rumors are to be believed, will be a departure from the business only focus previously seen by Win Mobile.


MS was caught off guard by the success of the iPhone and expected Win Mobile's business oriented features to allow it to keep a hold of corporate user. This worked well while there was no push e-mail feature but with the release of the iPhone 3G and the 2.xx firmware the iPhone began to break the grip of Win mobile. Google's Android and the new Palm Pre are also helping to force this change.


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