There have been rumours spreading around of a dual platform approach for Windows Mobile, with WM6.X being a low end oriented OS, and WM7 being a high end OS.
Whilst browsing around jobs at Microsoft, I found one describing
Hereâ€™s your chance to join a team where you can truly make a difference in one of Microsoftâ€™s fastest growing businesses. Windows Mobile has been a great platform for building phones that meet the needs of the business user. With the aid of Mooreâ€™s law however, the majority of phones sold in 3 years will have smartphone capabilities. Microsoft recognizes where the industry is trending and has increased its investment in consumer experiences.
So, as far as Microsoft is concerned, everyone will have a smartphone soon.
Perhaps Microsoft want to get in first with the low end before everyone else does? What do you think?
The full job description can be found here.