Many people ask me about Windows Mobile 6.5; is it a temporary version to buy some time before Windows Mobile 7 is released? Is it something worth investing in?
According to DigiTimes, Microsoft are about to adopt a dual-platform strategy to compete with Android and iPhone.
Microsoft is expected to officially launch Windows Mobile 6.5 on October 1, 2009 and add an upgrade version with a touch interface in February 2010, the sources indicated citing Microsoft roadmap.
Towards the end of 2010, Windows Mobile 7 will be released but check this out: according to the source, Microsoft will not phase out Windows Mobile 6.5, instead, it will lower the OS price, allowing handsets manufacturers to develop cheaper devices with this OS.
The dual-platform strategy will allow Microsoft to compete with Android-based platform using Windows Mobile 6.5 and also compete with iPhones leveraging Windows Mobile 7, the sources asserted.
So, now you need to decide: are you anxious to replace your phone NOW and can't wait at least a year and a half (notice WinMo 7 devices will be out a months after the OS is ready), or do you prefer waiting with your older WinMo phone?
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