Enterprise Mobility: Windows Phone 7, Mobile 6.5 Make Appearances at WPC
Microsoft used its Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. to show off several new products, including a variety of phones running Windows Mobile 6.5. Long considered a placeholder for the upcoming Windows Phone 7, due sometime near the end of 2010, Windows Mobile 6.5 will likely continue to be used by businesses that have already made a substantial investment in the system. Windows Mobile 6.5 includes more robust touch-screen capabilities than its predecessors, as well as access to an applications marketplace, and the ability to back up and sync smartphone data. While the following phones demonstrate that Microsoft's hardware partners were indeed game for creating phones using the OS, Microsoft probably hopes they'll be even more enthused about building devices for Windows Phone 7.