Windows Mobile Looks to Conquer Smart Phone Market
Microsoft is looking to gain ground in the competitive smart phone space, according to experts. To that effect, devices with its Windows Mobile 6.5 - long capable of email and more - operating system will reportedly launch October 6.
Windows Mobile can handle mobile e-mail, Web browsing, and other high-end smartphone features, but the user interface is considered cumbersome by many Fort Lauderdale computer repair experts. How bad has it been?
According to data from market analyst firm Canalys, Windows Mobile is the third-most used operating system behind Symbian andResearch In Motion's BlackBerry.
Moreover, it is said to be facing increased pressure from Apple's iPhone, Google's Android, and Palm's webOS, so it may not even stay the #3 operating system.
The latest version of Microsoft's mobile software has a retooled user interface that emphasizes touch interactions, Ft. Lauderdale computer repair firms say.
Opening the start menu will bring up a pattern of icons that should make it simpler to find and launch programs, and allow users to move directly into their voice mails, e-mails, and missed calls directly from the lock screen.
Windows Mobile 6.5 includes an updated version of IE Mobile, and will be capable of playing Flash videos from sites such as YouTube or Hulu. The emphasis on touch is also found in the browser, as users will be able to zoom and pan.
However, despite all of that, some say one of the most appealing features of the latest Windows Mobile could be the launch of Microsoft's App Store competitor.
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