Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Mobius event in Amsterdam details an impressive update to WM

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Microsoft holds an annual event called Mobis where Windows Mobile enthusiasts from around the world come to get briefed on what is hot, new and even get a sneak preview of what we will be looking forward to in 2008. Windows Mobile 7, code name Photon, was not shown, but an update to Windows Mobile 6 was demonstrated under NDA and it impressed quite a lot of people.

Ryan Block from Engadget said: “Our first impressions: very slick, and has a lot of features that just about any WinMo user will agree is way overdue.”

Judie Lipsett from Gear Diary said: “We saw it running on current hardware, it looked freaking impressive, I want it NOW…and that’s all I’m going to say about that.”

Matt Miller from ZD|Net has a full list of the attendees and links to their respective blogs over at his blog.

All About Symbian’s Rafe Blandford is attending as a super secret spy (grey shirt with glasses) who reports directly to Nigel Clifford, don’t blow his cover. Oh … wait.

  • Ricky

    Haha, I was wondering what Rafe was doing there, though reporting to Nigel makes TOTAL sense.

  • Will Park

    HAHA, you blew his cover! 😆

  • jonnybruha

    He’s not TOO inconspicuous with his N95 camped right on the table!

  • theoldap1

    He has a N95-3 no less.

  • JaXX

    Someone please buy Krosoft a dictionary of “cool term” synonyms.

    “Photon” is the name of QNX’s RTOS graphical layer.

    QNX is a great microkernel OS which you can cut down to your needs and get something with realtime abilities in a cup of bytes… something MS has never been able of (or at least, no car maker or aircraft builder has taken a bet on it for vital functions 🙂 ) Plenty of adsl/cable routers use it, telecom equipment, etc… areas nearly unknown to microsoft.

    … fun, my qtek9100 has been charging for over 3 months now… i just can’t touch it anymore 🙂

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