Microsoft debuted their new line of Windows phones and their new OS Windows Mobile 6.5.
Windows mobile users can now also find useful applications from the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
Microsoft expects partners to deliver more than 30 new phones in more than 20 countries by the end of 2009.
Because people's phones often match their personality and unique needs, Microsoft now offers the Windows phone Custom Theme Creator. People can create personalized themes for their Windows phone by choosing the color and design that suits their style at http://www.windowsphone.com/theme.
With a Windows phone, people will have familiar work and play experiences right from their Start button, including these:
A new enhanced Windows Live experience with What's New feeds and improved Windows Live photo sharing across major social networking sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Flickr)
A best-in-class e-mail experience and the ability to manage multiple accounts right from their phone with Outlook Mobile and Exchange Server synchronization
The ability to use PowerPoint and open and edit Word and Excel documents from their phone with Microsoft Office Mobile
The power to sync files on the phone through Windows Live Media Manager and play media files seamlessly with Windows Media Player
A redesigned Windows Internet Explorer mobile browser with Adobe Flash Lite2 that brings the mobile Web browsing experience closer to what people have come to expect from their PC
Microsoft is pleased today to introduce 246 quality mobile applications initially in Windows Marketplace for work and play, with more than 753 ISVs worldwide on board to continue building out the catalog. People will have access to not only important line-of-business applications for work, but also popular mobile applications for play such as Facebook, MySpace, Netflix, Twikini, WunderRadio and ZAGAT, as well as leading game titles including Sudoku, "Guitar Hero World Tour" and the "PAC-MAN" series, all of which can be easily purchased and installed directly on a Windows phone.
All purchased applications are certified by Microsoft to run on Windows phones and are backed by a simple return policy. Over the next few months, Microsoft will continue to evolve Windows Marketplace for Mobile to bring to market a fresh take on the app store that delivers strong value for developers and a great shopping experience for people.
Choice and Availability: A Phone for Everyone
Windows phones give people the power to choose the phone that best fits their style and budget by offering phones with a full physical QWERTY keyboard, others with just a large touch screen, and some with both touch screen and keyboard. Microsoft and its partners now deliver a variety of Windows phones for people to choose from in several regions:
In North America:
HTC Pure from AT&T
HTC Imagio from Verizon Wireless
Samsung Intrepid from Sprint, available Oct. 11, 2009
HTC Tilt 2 from AT&T, available in the coming weeks
In Latin America:
Samsung Omnia II available in the coming weeks from TIM Brasil
Information about the latest updates and new Windows phones is available at http://www.windowsphone.com.
Additional information about Windows phones and on companies bringing the new Windows