New Windows mobile phones announced

17/02/2009

New Windows Mobile Phones Announced

Microsoft has announced that its partners around the world are preparing to launch a new wave of mobile phones with the software giant's Windows operating system installed.

Mobile operator Orange is planning to unveil an updated range of options that will allow users to access Windows tools on their mobile.

The offering will deliver improved browsing capabilities as well as increased personalisation of the service, so that users will find the system easier to access and more in tune with their own personal requirements.

Meanwhile, manufacturers LG and HTC have unveiled the future of their mobile phones, which will also offer Windows technology.

LG's GM7300 and HTC's Touch Diamond 2 and Touch Pro 2 will be upgraded to integrate Windows technology, the firms announced at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona. The new mobiles are expected to be on the market later in 2009.

"We're working with partners across the industry to deliver a new generation of Windows phones that break down the barriers between people, information and applications," Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer told delegates at the event.

Microsoft is aiming to break the success of rival Apple's hugely popular iPhone with the new portfolio.

Sony Ericsson recently announced plans to launch its own smartphone as part of its efforts to break into the entertainment market in the mobile industry.

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