Xbox LIVE coming to Windows Mobile; Windows Mobile 6.5.3 release confirmed; LG on board for Windows Mobile 7

Microsoft is working on Xbox LIVE integration on Windows Mobile devices, as confirmed in a job posting for a Principal Program Manager – LIVE Engagement Job, Microsoft hints “We need a Principle Program Manager who can help drive the platform and bring Xbox LIVE enabled games to Windows Mobile. This person will focus specifically on […]

Microsoft is working on Xbox LIVE integration on Windows Mobile devices, as confirmed in a job posting for a Principal Program Manager – LIVE Engagement Job, Microsoft hints “We need a Principle Program Manager who can help drive the platform and bring Xbox LIVE enabled games to Windows Mobile. This person will focus specifically on what makes gaming experiences "LIVE Enabled" through aspects such as avatar integration, social interactions, and multi-screen experiences.” Another Software Test Engineer job hints “We need great people to bring our big vision to life. Are you a gamer? Do you want to work on the fun stuff? Do you think mobile gaming and always connected internet has the potential to change the way people play games? If so then the Mobile Entertainment is where you need to be,” noted Mobile Tech World.

Microsoft is also working closely with LG on future Windows Mobile 7 devices, revealed a job listing SENIOR Software Development Engineer. This confirmation adds to a speculation regarding next weeks CES announcement by Sprint. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is due to hold a joint press conference with LG and Sprint shortly after his opening keynote next Wednesday. Finally, “Microsoft confirmed the existence of Windows Mobile 6.5.3 on MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) website,” WMexperts notes.

Windows Mobile 7 in Live Mesh Ad:

SaaS Promo with Windows Mobile 7 Central Menu Experience UI (this was the one Long originally posted way back when):