More than 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets launching in Q4 2009

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According to Benjamin Tan, senior director, GCR Mobile Team Unit at Microsoft China , over 30 Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets are supposed to launch before the end of the year.

More than 30 smartphones running on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 from a total of over 15 handset vendors are to be launched before the end of 2009, according to Benjamin Tan, senior director, GCR Mobile Team Unit at Microsoft China.

Tan revealed the numbers as he met a group of reporters in China recently.

Handset vendors which have expressed their support for Microsoft’s new mobile OS include HTC (High Tech Computer), Acer, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics (LGE), Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, and Hewlett-Packard (HP), according to market sources in Taiwan.

There’s one thing you have to remember though. Nearly half of those handsets are already released and are just getting an upgrade to WM6.5 (HTC’s Diamond2, TouchPro2, Samsung Omnia Line etc..)

Source: Digitimes

  • nitrofurano

    For gods sake, i really can’t believe this… – are not handsets with Android, Maemo and Symbian much better solutions?