Microsoft wants to reduce amount of future WinMo devices

Microsoft wants to reduce amount of future WinMo devices
Believe it or not, Microsoft says it would like to see fewer devices running on Windows Mobile being released in the future. Currently, cellphones running on WinMo are using version 6.1 with 7 coming next. But the boys in Redmond have watched as Google's open Android OS has taken business away from Microsoft and phone manufacturers like Motorola have committed themselves to using Android for their future smartphone releases. Microsoft VP for Windows Mobile, Todd Peters, explained that by cutting down on the number of devices running Windows Mobile, there would be better integration between WinMo and the phone that is using the OS.

A new challenger to Windows Mobile emerged this week during the CES when Palm rolled the dice and introduced the new Pre smartphone that will run on the financially strapped firm's brand new WebOS. Palm's new phone and OS have created quite a buzz.

What lies ahead for Microsoft and WinMo? Will version 7 help them gather some momentum?

source: NYTimes via BGR



1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

winmo is a powerful but clunky arse OS. The omnia has taken a good stride in the right direction as to how to make it .. better.. all the hype over htc, they havent really done much with the OS to improve it over the touchflo. maybe one day someone will make an even better interface and make it more "flashy" or "user friendly" like an android, BB, or apple OS. it really needs a major refresh.

2. SprintPower

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

Tod Peters needs to find a new job. Suggesting that Microsoft wants to stifle innovation in order for their software to 'integrate better' is tantamount to throwing in the towel and saying 'our software sucks'.

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You are a tool. The reason that apple can successfully trash Windows is because they allow shite manufacturers to brand their OS. ACER is a prime example. By preventing garbage devices from flooding the market, Windows Mobile will regain it''s market niche in the Smartphone industry. I have beeen using windows mobile for 6 years and I have never had a problem because I buy quality devices (specifcally Samsung and HTC professional touchscreen phones). I personally think that the non-touch variant should disappear as most of those devices contribute to WinMo's bad rap.

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