According to an article posted by The New York Times, Microsoft has a plan to help make the Windows Mobile platform more competetive. Part of this plan will be limiting the number of future devices built that run the WinMo OS. What an interesting concept.Â
According to Todd Peters, the vice president of marketing for the Windows Mobile division, less will mean more for Windows Mobile users asÂ a greater amount ofÂ focus can then be placed on the operating system itself, allowing for better integration between the hardware and software.
Without giving up to many details he did explain that, “Microsoft plans a major announcement at the Mobile World Congress, a trade show scheduled for next month in Barcelona.”Â That definitely peaks our curiousity.
Peters also stated that more about the future of Windows Mobile and this increased level of Â focus on the OS will be revealed during the coming months. Hints of new touch screen capability and more valuable services that will be available through WinMo were referenced, that way, “companies that build phones around the Windows Mobile operating system will have an incentive to continue to pay for the software license.”
Sounds great to us. Lets hope that whatever Microsoft has up it’s sleeve for Windows Mobile is enough to help this favorite platform of ours to continue on the road to success.
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