Microsoft outlines what's coming in Windows Mobile 7, 8

Microsoft isn’t offering up any dates or final product names, but it is breaking with Windows Mobile tradition and is talking about future features. It’s not hard to see why Microsoft’s Windows Mobile team is uncharacteristically willing to share its roadmap. The Apple iPhone has all the buzz and, according to at least one market researcher, more of the the Web-browsing market share than Windows Mobile does. Here’s what Microsoft has shown/told a select handful of bloggers, journalists and other sundry “influentials.” Coming early next year is Windows Mobile 6.1, a minor update to the current Windows Mobile platform that includes a number of interface enhancements. Next on the horizon is Windows Mobile 7, which will add zooming, scaling and a new suite of Win Mobile apps, including Internet Explorer, email, SMS and photo/music management, according to Gizmodo’s account.

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