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View Full Version : Microsoft Aims to be Cell Phone 'Survivor'

Kris Kumar
05-06-2005, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-5697127.html' target='_blank'>http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-5697127.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"On the popular reality TV show, contestants are advised to "outwit," "outplay" and "outlast" their opponents. Microsoft is aiming to do all three, though it may well succeed if it only manages the last of those tasks. The software maker is expected next week to introduce Windows Mobile 5, the next version of its operating system for cell phones and handhelds. The OS, code-named Magneto, is the latest in a string of software releases that highlight Microsoft's attempts to take on rivals including PalmSource and Nokia. ... When it comes to the mobile-device market, analysts credit Microsoft with showing staying power. Its first devices were significantly less popular than those from Palm. The operating system had its first hit with Compaq's iPaq and eventually garnered a significant chunk of the handheld market. Meanwhile, a longstanding effort to break into phones is starting to bear fruit after some noteworthy stumbles."</i><br /><br />I am eagerly waiting for the <a href="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8213">MEDC</a> keynote by Bill Gates, when Windows Mobile 5.0 will be formally unveiled. :) What are the changes you are expecting? Will this be the version that will storm the mobile world and destroy the competition?