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Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 at MWC’09

As I am typing this post I am watching the live stream from Mobile World Congress [MWC09] Barcelona. Balmer and Lees, give us the low down on Microsoft’s next mobile OS.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 is announced officially and some features are discussed.

New Lock Screen

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New Today Screen

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Honeycomb Interface

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New Internet Explorer

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New Services for Windows Mobile:

Microsoft My Phone – Sync to the Cloud

Microsoft App Store – App Store

Partners:

HTC:

Peter Chou, HTC’s CEO: mentioned that they are committed to Microsoft and the platform. He also mentioned that customers who buy their new devices namely the HTC Touch Diamond 2 and HTC Touch Pro 2 will get a free upgrade to the forthcoming OS.

LG:

Dr. Skott Ahn, LG’s CEO: 50 models are planned from now to 2012. Yes that’s 50 models from the Korean company. WOW!

Orange:

Yves Maitre, senior VP of devices Orange: Operator which doesn’t really mean anything for us here in the PH.

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