Microsoft’s dual platform strategy confirmed, WinMo 6.5 Touch promised

We’ve heard about Microsoft’s dual platform strategy only few weeks ago, and now this seems to be confirmed.

Unspecified Taiwanese sources have reported to DigiTimes that Microsoft indeed wants to keep Windows Mobile 6.5 on the market even after Windows Mobile 7 is launched.

Once WM 7 is out (sometime in Q4 2010), Microsoft will lower the price of WM 6.5 and make it compete with Android, while WM 7 devices would compete with Apple’s iPhone (which, by then, will reach the fourth or fifth generation).


Windows Mobile 6.5 should be officially launched on October 1 this year, with a WM 6.5 “touch interface” upgrade coming in February 2010.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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    I just got an Android phone. I had the choice between it, a BlackBerry, and a Windows Mobile phone.

    I wonder how different my life would have been if I had gotten a Windows Mobile phone.