Microsoft launches new Windows Mobile homepage

Microsoft has launched an updated version of the Windows Mobile homepage over on Microsoft.com, powered by Silverlight. While not big news in itself, this launch is part of Microsoft's new project to better promote its consumer offerings, which under the old codename was referred to as FTP168. Bill Gates mentioned this in his exit interview with Forbes last week, with FTP standing for "Free The People" and having a spend of $200m (we heard that the 168 was the initial budgeted spend). tips at liveside dot net for the new name

Looking at the new Windows Mobile homepage it is clear that some significant work has gone into promoting the benefits of a Microsoft-powered device, with users able to compare the latest devices being offered by worldwide carriers, filtering by features such as touch screen, flip keyboard or WiFi. The results of these searches are still on the old-style pages, which when you click through to show just had poorly these products have been marketed. There's also a new interactive experience, showing off the new Windows Mobile 6.1 UI and how with Windows Live and Microsoft Office Mobile it complements the existing PC experience.


Link: LiveSide

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Nice.

I would like to see the basic OS in action though. This seems to be focused on office mobile, which is impressive but doesn't give a good feel for other things such as web browsing, placing a call, etc.

Silverlight huh? Can anyone tell me the point of a Windows Mobile dedicated website that can't even be accessed properly from a Windows mobile device?

(FloatingFatMan said @ #6)
Silverlight huh? Can anyone tell me the point of a Windows Mobile dedicated website that can't even be accessed properly from a Windows mobile device?

its dedicated for promotion of windows mobile.. not for use on windows mobile.

its an old site!! i have seen this before when i was looking for update for windows mobile... any one else?

EDIT: clicked on image not the original link.. my mistake. it indeed is new site [:P]

"this launch is part of Microsoft’s new project to better promote its consumer offerings"
No it is to get people to use silverlight, for wich I will always refuse to install like phlash