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Next Generation Microsoft Windows Phones Unveiled

20 February 2009

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer along with key mobile partners HTC, LG and Orange, have unveiled new Windows phones featuring new user-friendly software and services.

The next generation of Windows phones, unveiled this week at the Mobile World Congress 2009, will be based on Windows Mobile 6.5.

The phones will feature a new user interface and a richer browsing experience.

Two new service will also be featured: My Phone, to synchronise text messages, photos, video, contacts and more to the Web; and Windows Marketplace for Mobile, a new marketplace that will provide direct-to-phone mobile applications and can be accessed from both the phone and the Web.

The new Windows Mobile 6.5 home screen keeps people up-to-date on important information by providing a dashboard-like experience to items such as new e-mails, texts, missed calls and calendar appointments.

Windows Mobile 6.5 phones are expected to be available in the second half of 2009.

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