Windows Mobile 6.5 is being re-branded to Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition
Just when you though that Windows Mobile platform was given its last rites, there came along something called Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition that's going to be focused on new and emerging markets – basically it'll be used for rugged field computing. Bquare, an exclusive Windows Phone reseller, announced the new platform before Microsoft confirmed it being the new name to its old platform. Although it'll be available for just about any kind of mobile phone technology, it will come in two new multilingual SDK versions – one with and without Microsoft Office Mobile. As we all know by now about Microsoft's intentions to shift their focus on Windows Phone 7 Series, Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition is just a re-branding of Windows Mobile 6.5. So now there's still some hope if hardcore users don't plan on taking the leap into Microsoft's latest platform offering and prefer to stick with their humble roots.