Microsoft to Update Windows for Wireless

Microsoft Corp. plans a launch this spring of its next-generation operating system for wireless devices, Windows Mobile 6.

(Redmond, Wash.) Microsoft Corp. plans a launch this spring of its next-generation operating system for wireless devices, Windows Mobile 6, which is important for the company's efforts to grab market share beyond the desktop.

Microsoft is expected to disclose details of Windows Mobile 6 on Monday at a telecommunications conference in Barcelona, Spain.

The company pledged that the new software would render e-mails and other documents much as they appear on desktop computers. The software also will have deeper connectivity to Microsoft's "Live" suite of online services, including instant messaging.

Those features are part of a broader effort by Microsoft to use connectivity to its prevalent desktop software as a strategy for catching up with the worldwide leader in mobile operating systems, Symbian Ltd.

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Reader Comments:

Mon, Feb 19, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

Yah, get a black berry, also, the server for black berry, with the exchange link. Our smartphones sync flawlessly. and just the stand alone pda, work ALL the time.sounds like user error to me.

Thu, Feb 15, 2007 misterh Anonymous

Jedi - try updating your activesync. (Free on the MS page). Some of the older releases were buggy, but with all MS products patches are available. With any luck the sync manager built right into Vista will help a lot of users with mobile devices.


Wed, Feb 14, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

Well if you have ever used the Blackberry software you would realize how fragile Activesync working really is. They do need to improve it.

What I haven't heard is if there is going to be a way to upgrade current devices. It would be nice to have the updates on phones that were recently purchased.

Fri, Feb 9, 2007 Anonymous Anonymous

ActiveSync works flawlessly for the hundreds of users I support. Turn off the crap running on your desktop, or get a better desktop firewall, or get a mobile device from a different manufacturer.

Thu, Feb 8, 2007 jedijee co

Why don't they get Activesync right before releasing another mobile operating system? You can't cook an egg if the pan ain't right.

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