More Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition information

Mary Jo Foley got in touch with a Microsoft spokeperson to get some more information about the recently announced Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition:

Q: Is Mobile Starter available to phone makers via Bsqure only? Or also direct from Microsoft?
A: The Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU is available to all direct partners. It is also available via MediaTek and BSquare.

Q: Is this a stripped-down version of Windows Mobile 6.5? What’s not there that’s in the full fledged version?
A: The Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU is offered in multi-language versions with and without Microsoft Office Mobile and supports 2G (GSM), 2.5G (CDMA2000 xRTT, EDGE, GPRS), CDMA (Rev A, EV-DO Revision A), and TD-SCDMA radios.

Sounds confusing doesn’t it? We now have Windows Mobile 6.5.X, Windows Phone 6 Start Edition and Windows Phone 7 Series

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