As DailyTech reported on Thursday, Microsoft today introduced its new Windows Mobile 6 operating system for mobile
devices. Windows Mobile 6 brings a number of key new features to the table, but
the overall UI experience should remain familiar to current Windows Mobile
"A work force that is both mobile and connected is
becoming essential for business success," said Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer. "That’s why we’re integrating innovative mobile technologies into
all our key products, with Windows Mobile as the centerpiece."
Windows Mobile 6 gives users a more power platform by
allowing rich HTML content in emails, Direct Push Technology, support for Windows
Vista and Exchange Server 2007 and the ability to chat with friends and
coworkers via Windows Live Messenger. Mobile versions of Office Outlook, Word,
Excel and PowerPoint are also available to ease email viewing and document
editing on the go.
Microsoft is also launching new Windows
Live services with its Windows Mobile 6 operating system. Windows Live
Search includes category-based searching and the ability to access local
listing and map data. Local traffic status will also be available in select
cities within the United States including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and
"People want to stay connected and informed wherever
they are, and our aim is to deliver easy-to-use, familiar mobile services that
keep people connected to the people and information they care about," said
Steve Berkowitz, senior VP of Microsoft's Online Services Group. "Live
Search for mobile and Windows Live for Windows Mobile are the latest examples
of our commitment to enhancing the mobile search and services experience for
our customers, and helping mobile operators, OEMs and advertising partners
access new revenues and differentiate their products in this competitive mobile
Windows Mobile 6 users will also have access to Windows Live
Mail, Windows Live Messenger, Live Search and Windows Live Spaces.
Windows Mobile 6 is expected to be quickly adopted by the
numerous service providers and device manufacturers around the globe. Companies
on desk to support the new operating system include AT&T, Chunghwa Telecom,
Dopod, HP, HTC, LG Electronics, Motorola, Orange, Palm, Samsung, Sprint,
Telefónica, T-Mobile, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.