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Aug 20, 2009

Purchase Windows Mobile 6.5 or Wait for Windows Mobile 7?

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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.

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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?

Your call.

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5 comments:

Guest said...

Amazing! windows mobile has already been very popular and now this model windows7 is certainly going to rock the world.

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Guest said...

Amazing! windows mobile has already been very popular and now this model windows7 is certainly going to rock the world.

There are more features and articles on here:

http://www.touchuserguide.com

Parrotlover77 said...

From the sound of it, WM 6.5 sounds like it will eventually be what is today called "Standard Edition" (the non-touch screen WM) when WM7 comes out.  That's a neat strategy, in my opinion.  WM 6.5 by that time will really be broken in and well tested.  Also, that seems to help sooth my worries that WM7 will not be as backward compatible as previous WM versions.  If they plan to run them concurrently and want developers to embrace WM7, I would say that WM7 needs to be a backward compatible.

Hopefully since they are having this price structure change, I hope this doesn't mean they are going to start cracking down on the unofficial ROM cooks (afterall, WM7 will be a more expensive premium OS by this definition).

Leonick said...

Well seing how my current phone is a weak LG KS20 which have hardware problems every now and then and the warranty is soon over ill get a new phone pretty soon i think... probably a htc one, even though my phone mostly only makes calls and sends a few messages, the ipod takes care of the rest now :P

Saijo George said...

waiting till q4 2010 is not an option... :-D
so WM6.5 till then ...

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