(Head Honcho)
01/19/09 07:33 PM
Microsoft set to launch 3 services for Windows Mobile and Windows Mobile 6.5?

Here's some food for the Monday rumor mill. According to, Microsoft will announce 3 new cloud services for Windows Mobile at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next month. These are:

SkyBox: a service similar to Apple's MobileMe that syncs PIM data to the web. It inlcudes backup services and file sharing.

SkyLine: Similar to SkyBox, but for small businesses. It includes hosted Exchange.

SkyMarket: a software marketplace for Windows Mobile devices that can be accessed directly on the phone (Microsoft's version of the App Store).

In addition, they claim that Microsoft will unveil Windows Mobile 6.5 at the show. They posted these screen shots and state that they're "genuine concept shots" (i.e.: not the final goods). We've seen the honeycomb UI floating around the web for several months now, and that's one of the screens Neowin shows.

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