Microsoft Corp. has unveiled its new Windows operating system for mobile phones, Mobile 6, incorporating several features of Windows Vista, including HTML email support and additional security features.
The software will be available in the second quarter of 2007, the company said. It will support Windows Exchange Server 2007 and will also have Windows Live, which allows instant messaging with more than one person at a time, while it can send a file or image or record and send voice messages. Users will also be able to view, navigate and edit documents in Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint formats.
A formal announcement is expected to happen at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona next week.
The OS also makes use of the direct email push technology, which is available in Exchange 2007, and help to receive and send email faster and more efficiently. It also offers better security like protection to data. Phones using the OS will be able to protect not only data stored on the device, but also encrypt information stored on a removable memory card. Businesses will be able to set policies requiring passwords to be changed regularly.