Thursday, June 17, 2010
Microsoft Announces New Mobile Operating System for Enterprise Customers
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Motorola Windows Phones" @ 09:00 PM
"Microsoft will soon release a new mobile OS for embedded and enterprise devices based on Windows Mobile 6.5, to be followed by an enterprise-focused version of Windows Phone 7 in 2011, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said by video at the launch of a new Motorola enterprise smartphone on Thursday."
Wow...this came out of nowhere! Last year there were rumblings about there being two versions of Windows Phone 7 - one consumer-focused, one enterprise-focused - but it never materialized when Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 7. Now it seems we know why: the enterprise version based on Windows Phone 7 won't be ready until the second half of 2011. Instead, within the next six months, Microsoft will release Windows Embedded Handheld, which is based on Windows Mobile 6.5. Read more...