Microsoft to strike with an updated WM6.5 touch interface

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Microsoft to strike with an updated WM6.5 touch interface
What would happen if Windows Mobile gets an intuitive touch interface designed for use with capacitive screens? Something quite interesting indeed and according to sources at Taiwanese handset makers, cited by DigiTimes, we will actually see something similar in February 2010. It is rumored that an update for Windows Mobile 6.5 will be rolled out in February that would bring a new intuitive “touch interface” to the system (could this have to do with the leaked 23022 build?). The story grows even more interesting as it seems Microsoft will not phase out WM6.5 once it has released Windows Mobile 7 (reportedly coming Q4 2010). Rather, the Redmond-based company will lower the price of WM6.5 in order to compete with Android-based handsets, while WM7 products will focus on dethroning the iPhone. Honestly, we can’t wait to see what Microsoft is preparing for us.

source: DigiTimes via Engadget

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4 Comments

1. vnewton09

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 09, 2009

Could this be great news 4 all WM phone users???? :-)

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It means they will provide 2 different types of UI for different users who have different needs. Whereas apples iPhone is a great product, but it doesn't suit everyone. So microsoft wants to compete for multiple users' needs. it is a smart phone.

3. MTLance unregistered

*Cough *Cough MS cannot defeat the iPhone OS. I've seen how laggy the WM is and it won't beat Apple iPhone OS that easily.

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

** smart move ** not smart phone

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