Fighting Reality, Microsoft Will Keep Charging for Windows Mobile

One of the reasons you're going to see Android on a ton of phones »9/30/08 4:00pm9/30/08 4:00pm—aside from Google's juggernautical influence—isn't because of , but because don't have to pay anything for it. They do have to pay for Windows Mobile, the other major free-floating smartphone OS, on the other hand, and Steve Ballmer is saying it's…

Motorola Alexander Cellphone Spy Shot: It Doesn't Look Like a Savior

It has been a few months since we first heard about the upcoming "Alexander" phone »8/05/08 1:19pm8/05/08 1:19pm from Motorola-a release that was considered a . BGR has managed to snag a spy shot of the phone that clearly shows a Windows Mobile platform running (listed at 6.1 but may be 7) as opposed to UIQ and what appears to be a vertical…

Rumor: MWg to Launch Windows Mobile 7 Device This Year

One fun rumor bopping around the phone sites is that MWg, the smartphone maker previously known as O2 Asia, will be rolling out a Windows Mobile 7 phone in the fourth quarter of 2008, specifically the Flame II shown above. That's about a year earlier than we last heard. Everyone sounds skeptical, but you never know,… »5/11/08 8:29pm5/11/08 8:29pm

Windows Mobile 7 Could Be Too Little Too Late, But Might Come On Microsoft Hardware

You may not remember this because the news came out during CES, but back in January there was a gigantic leak of Windows Mobile 7 details, including an Alaskan Senator's dump truck full of images. Brandon from Pocket Now recently got to SEE Windows Mobile 7 at a Microsoft MVP event, and while he thinks it's a… »4/17/08 6:00pm4/17/08 6:00pm

Hi Ho Silverlight? Microsoft Windows Mobile Gets PDF and Flash Friendly

Microsoft just signed a deal to license Adobe's Flash Lite and Reader PDF formats for Windows Mobile. There's no word yet on when this will appear in the operating system itself, but it's a nice show of openness. It also means two things:
1) Microsoft's Flash competitor, Silverlight, may not be cutting the mustard,… »3/17/08 9:22am3/17/08 9:22am

Shots of Bill's Concept Mobile OS Look a Little Like WM7

Though Microsoft swears this is "not something we plan to productize," the concept mobile OS Bill Gates just demonstrated in his CES 2008 keynote looked hauntingly like something that might be found in imminent Windows Mobile 7—or perhaps the more tantalizing Windows Mobile 8 we've heard tell of. What's your opinion? [ »1/06/08 10:42pm1/06/08 10:42pm

Windows Mobile 7 Details Leaked - Multi-touch, Motion Gestures

InsideMicrosoft just got a gigantic scoop of Microsoft's Windows Mobile 7, due to be released in 2009. This isn't Windows Mobile 6.1—which we've seen leaks of recently—but the next full version of Windows Mobile that fixes a bunch of problems we've seen with the platform. The huge changes are multi-touch gestures… »1/06/08 5:37pm1/06/08 5:37pm