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Oct 6 2009   7:17PM GMT

Windows Mobile 6.5 to challenge BlackBerry and iPhone

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again! Windows Mobile 6.5 is released! And the world went crazy……ummm…yeah….no, not really. I think Windows Mobile 6.5 has been released without much fanfare actually. It’s not like all the hype around the iPhone or the BlackBerry Storm.

I think what has happened is Microsoft has seen declining market share surrounding their mobile products for one good reason……they’re not that great. I can list countless good things about BlackBerries and iPhones, with only a few downsides. But I’ve had no end of issues with the many Windows Mobile based phones I’ve owned in the past. As a matter of fact, it was my horrific experience with Windows Mobile that actually pushed me right into BlackBerry’s waiting arms a long time ago. :)

Now hopefully this new version is a lot better so the Windows Mobile users out there can get a better experience, but they always claim things are better with the next version and it never really has been that great. If Microsoft wants to really get serious about this, they better really focus on what makes BlackBerry and iPhone so successful and see if they can do something about it.

For now, I will continue to recommend either BlackBerry devices or iPhones to my corporate customers based on their needs as those two devices are both proven in my opinion.

-RP

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