Microsoft intros Windows Mobile 6.0
Luffy Sunday, July 22, 2007 TechnologyMicrosoft Corp India announced the launch of Windows Mobile 6, the latest version of its mobile software platform.
Among others, Windows Mobile 6 enables users view HTML mail along with all the attachments, tables, and formatting.
The new version of the software offers benefits including: direct push technology via Microsoft Exchange Server; enhanced chat; Day Glance, a new feature to help users manage their calendars; seamless integration with SharePoint and active links; support for storage card encryption and storage card wipe; and Windows Live services such as mail, messenger, search, contacts, and spaces.
According to Microsoft, Windows Mobile 6 includes several improvements over it's predecessors such as: easy viewing and editing of Office system documents; email set-up and management with fewer clicks; synchronization with Windows Vista; smart calendar bar; Windows Live services; and contacts with context wherein call history is placed in each individual contact card making it less tiresome for people to find contacts.
Besides, as per Microsoft, Windows Mobile 6 is the smartest mobile solution for business users, thanks to a variety of security options, protected content, line-of-business applications, et al.
Announcing the launch of Windows Mobile 6, Doug Hauger, chief operating officer of Microsoft India, said, "Windows Mobile is a powerful software platform, which addresses the anytime anywhere connectivity need of today's mobile workforce both in India and around the world.
We are confident that Windows Mobile 6, with its enhanced security, communication, and productivity features, and a familiar software experience will further accelerate the platforms adoption by diverse segments of the industry."
As of now, HTC Touch, HTC S710, HP iPAQ 512, and O2 Atom Life are the only Windows Mobile 6 enabled devices available in the country.
However, customers of Windows Mobile 5 on mobile devices from Microsoft's device partners, including HP, HTC, O2, iMate, and Motorola will be able to upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 for free with help from the respective device partners.