Monday, October 12, 2009

Well, it looks like Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system is giving Google’s Android platform a tough competition. To top it all, Microsoft has now released a new lineup of handsets powered by this operating system. This lineup consists of handsets belonging to a wide range of styles and prices. Owing to this fact, this lineup is said to have a phone for virtually everyone.
The Windows phones are ideal for both work and play. By offering support for Windows Live photo sharing across major social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Flickr, these handsets cater to the needs of social butterflies. Features like Outlook Mobile and Exchange Server synchronization allow users to manage multiple e-mail accounts from their mobile phone itself.
Microsoft has incorporated Windows Internet Explorer mobile browser and Adobe Flash Lite in these handsets. These features are said to deliver a PC-like web browsing experience. The other notable features that this operating system incorporates include Microsoft Office suite, Windows Live Media Manager and Windows Media Player.
“We all want to connect quickly to the people and information that’s important to us from across our lives at work and at home,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “A Windows phone lets people take their entire world of digital information, communications, applications and entertainment with them wherever they go.”
Along with these handsets, Microsoft has also introduced a few new services like My Phone and Windows Marketplace for Mobile. My Phone is a free service that will assist users to manage as well as back up their valuable information stored on their handsets. The Windows Marketplace for Mobile offers users an easy way to purchase mobile applications. It also offers developers place to reach millions of people worldwide.
Flaunting its various advanced features, these Windows handsets belonging to various brands will be made available in a host of countries. The phones available in North America include HTC Pure, HTC Imagio and more while the Samsung Omnia II will be available in the Latin American market. Europe will see the largest collection that will consist of the latest HTC HD2, HTC Touch2, Samsung Omnia LITE, LG GM750 and more. The Asian market will offer users ZTE X60, Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20, HTC Touch Diamond2, LG GM550 and more. All these handset will be made available via different service providers and thus the pricing will differ accordingly.


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