Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6

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Windows Mobile 6

After quite a long time of rumors and speculation, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of its new Windows Mobile 6 (AKA Crossbow), the next-gen version of – you guessed it – Windows Mobile 5. Remember, the new versions will be called Professional, Standard, and Classic – as opposed to Pocket PC for phone, Pocket PC for PDA and all of that nonsense. Here’s the run-down of specs and features of the new OS:

– HTML support in email
– Windows Live for Windows Mobile
– File transfer capability in Windows Live Messenger
– New versions of mobile Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with rich editing
– Remote wipe capability for stolen and lost devices
– Call history in contact cards
– Tight Vista integration
– “Calendar ribbon” for more easily viewing schedule by day or week
– New versions of .NET Compact Framework and SQL Server built-in

Devices and carriers for the new mobile OS have not been announced yet, but Engadget is expecting to hear more on Monday. Stay tuned for more.

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