Microsoft Renames Its Phone OS
Windows Mobile 6.5
The name change "reflects the upcoming desktop operating system release where people away from their PC can have the same experience everywhere," says Microsoft. Over the years, the OS has also been known as Windows CE and Pocket PC.
The Windows Mobile brand is popular, but many have become discouraged by the slow release of new features and a new OS. Windows Mobile 6.5 is ready and has been sent to manufacturers. It should be available to consumers this fall. Still, some believe Windows Mobile 6.5 will deliver too little, too late. Windows Mobile 7 should deliver a much improved feature set over 6.5, including a new suite of Windows Mobile applications (Internet Explorer, email, SMS, photo and music management) as well as zooming and scaling capabilities via multitouch.