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August 20, 2009

Microsoft Wants To Compete Against Android and iPhone OS By Delaying Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7

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Man I hate Microsoft and its Windows Mobile division. I just don’t understand any of their decisions anymore. According to some reliable Taiwan phone manufacturers, Microsoft is going for a dual-platform strategy. That’s not good at all. The Redmond-based company will launch  Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 1 (not official yet) this year, and it will upgrade it sometime in February 2010 with a new touch interface.

Reports say that Microsoft wants to compete against Android OS with Windows Mobile 6.5, and against iPhone OS 3.0 with Windows Mobile 7. However Android 1.5 Cupcake looks good, Android 2.0 Donut will be even better, while Windows Mobile 7 will be launched in late 2010. How can Microsoft compete against iPhone OS? iPhone 3.0 is the best now while iPhone 3.1 will be even better when it will be launched later this year.

The strategy of the software maker is wrong although the prices will be lowered. WinMo is old and rusty, and by the time 7 is coming out all mobile platforms will be in front of it. Apple is preparing to release a new tablet, and probably a new iPhone next year.

The iPhone OS will definitely be improved while Google already announced that Android OS is getting 3 updates this year after Cupcake. This means that Android 3.0 or at least 2.5 will be released before 2010, and who knows how many updates it will get until the end of 2010. Just how good Microsoft thinks Windows Mobile 7 will be?

Windows Mobile 6.5

via DigiTimes

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  3. Microsoft To Accept Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5 Apps For Windows Marketplace As Of July 27

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