Windows Mobile 6.5 Gets October 6 Street Date

If you're one of the millions of people out there using Windows Mobile, then it's a safe bet that you've been stuck at 6.1 for far too long. Maybe that 'X' button up at the top corner isn't the easiest thing in the world to activate. Whatever your concerns are, it's looking like you have a bright future, and one that you don't need to wait too much longer for, either. Today marks the announcement, officially, that Windows Mobile 6.5 is coming to the market, with a street date and everything.

Microsoft Corporation announced today that starting on October 6th, retail stores across the globe will have Windows Mobile phones on their shelves, all of which will be showcasing the brand new Operating System. Windows is promoting better customer experience as a whole, by delivering an improved, easy-to-use interface, better browsing capabilities, and the ability to access Windows Marketplace for Mobile and Microsoft My Phone.

"A Windows phone gives people a single phone that works for their whole life, keeping them connected to the people and information they care most about by harnessing the power of the PC, phone and Web," said Todd Peters, corporate vice president of the Mobile Communications Marketing Group at Microsoft.

Amongst the upgrades lined up for end-users, Microsoft is also proud of the backing they are getting from phone manufacturers and carriers from around the world. On the North American continent, we've got AT&T, Bell Mobility, TELUS, Sprint, and Verizon wireless listed as carriers; and HTC Corporation, LG Electronics, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba Corporation pointed for manufacturers. Considering that we've been seeing some early builds of the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform via leaked ROM videos, it's pretty exciting to know that we've finally got a date to mark on our calendars. So what about you? Are you going to be an early adopter?

[via Microsoft]