Windows Mobile

Nokia to stick with Symbian – for the time being

Despite its February announcement of a partnership deal with Microsoft, Nokia has reiterated its commitment to the Symbian platform. Many interpreted Nokia’s decision to adopt the Windows 7 mobile platform as the end of the road for Symbian; the once dominant platform has been struggling to keep up with Android in the market-share stakes and recently slipped behind it for the first time.

Toshiba runs with Windows Mobile 6.5

Microsoft’s flashier, more consumer friendly version of the Windows Mobile platform, version 6.5, is drawing plenty of attention from handset vendors, with Toshiba stepping up as the latest manufacturer to sport a device based on the OS.

Microsoft to ban mobile VoIP in app store

As the app store wars rage on, web giant Microsoft has drawn its line in the sand, releasing a list of what it will and won’t allow Windows mobile applications sold in the store to do.

Microsoft outlines Windows app store plans

Software giant Microsoft has put more flesh on the bones of its own app store plans this week ahead of the launch of Windows Marketplace for Mobile later this year.

HTC intros two Windows devices

Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC has been customising Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform again, unveiling two new flagship devices sporting the operating system. The Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 use the latest implementation of HTC’s TouchFLO 3D interface, which has been more deeply integrated into a customised version of Windows Mobile 6.1, delivering more consistency throughout the […]

Google, Microsoft get in sync

Web giant Google has tapped up its software nemesis, Microsoft, for access to ActiveSync, a protocol which will see Google services info delivered to the iPhone and Windows Mobile devices. The newly announced Google Sync platform allows users to get their Gmail contacts and Google Calendar events onto their phone, and now extends that functionality […]

Moto dumps platforms to focus on Android, Windows

Speaking at Motorola’s third quarter financials presentation on Thursday afternoon, co-CEO, Sanjay Jha, revealed the ailing company’s handset plans to be a long term game. At present, Moto’s handset business is a rat’s nest of platforms. The company has over 20 different combinations of operating system, silicon and user interface (UI), and Jha’s job is […]

Microsoft targets enterprise mobile space

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer was whipping up support for Windows Mobile in the enterprise space on Monday, unveiling a whole bunch of business offerings at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment Summit in San Francisco. The company announced a dedicated mobile device management server, Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008, designed to help companies […]


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