With Android gaining more and more popularity, Windows Mobile’s future may not look as bright as Microsoft wants to see it. And unless the Redmond company comes quickly with a new and revolutionary edition of its mobile OS, WM could suffer a serious market share loss.
I’m sure you already know that Microsoft has two versions of its mobile platform in the making: Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7.
While WM 6.5 will probably not bring many changes when compared to the 6.1 version, WM 7 is expected to be Microsoft’s truly innovative OS.
According to ZDNet, Windows Mobile 7.0 might be released to testers in November 2009, while the first handsets to run the upcoming OS could be outed in April 2010.
Of course, until then, WM 6.5 should be released, and it’s said that this will happen in April 2009, with the first devices launched starting September 2009.
For the moment, there are no clear details on what WM 6.5 and WM 7 can bring, but as long as it’s new and useful stuff, we’ll all be happy campers.
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