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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.


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

New Lock Screen


New Today Screen


Honeycomb Interface


New Internet Explorer


New Services for Windows Mobile:

Microsoft My Phone – Sync to the Cloud

Microsoft App Store – App Store



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.


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


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





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