Tuesday, October 10, 2006

NextGen Windows Mobile Screens Leaked: Ho hum!

MSMobileNews has leaked some screenshots of the upcoming Windows Mobile version code named "CrossBow". They look, well, Windows.
New Windows Mobile OS "Crossbow" shows its face
I've been "lucky" enough to used at least three "flavors" of Windows Mobile and I can say that even though the latest version is their most stable so far, it has yet to reach the level of "maturity" where normal, non-geek users would be comfortable in using it. Despite its stability compared to earlier versions, it has yet to reach a point where a users can simply turn it on and forget it -- it still needs a regular reset to maintain a certain zippyness. And my biggest gripe against Windows Mobile? Its need for an "installer" before one can add an application -- a category where PalmOS still shine.
New Windows Mobile OS "Crossbow" shows its face
Rumors has it that "Crossbow" will be available in the first or second quarter of next year. Will it be better than the present offering of Microsoft in the Portable Digital Assistant (PDA) arena? I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

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