By October 8, 2006

Windows Mobile “Crossbow” OS

Sketchy information about Microsoft’s new Windows Mobile OS, codenamed “Crossbow” have been leaked.

Windows Mobile Crossbow

This is one slick looking screenshot! I cant wait to see more about the new OS.

Pieter Knook, a Microsoft Sr. VP, has commented that Microsoft plan to release an upgrade to their mobile platform yearly which is interesting and could mean a new OS with every yearly upgrade for pay monthly contracts. Knook has also commented that Crossbow will have strong links with Office 2007 and Exchange 12 as well as including the mobile version of Office Communicator, an Instant Messenger tool for enterprises.

Google cache caught a leaked presentation which told us that Crossbow will be released to manufacturer in Q4 2006 ready for release in Q1/Q2 of 2007 and that the next operating system (codenamed “Photon”) will be released to manufacturers in Q4 2007 ready for release in Q1/Q2 2008 (Photon is set to include a new, flexible shell with modular containers and utilise the “Yamazaki” CE kernel).

Thanks to Brody over at for the heads up!


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