Microsoft unveiled a new generation of phones “HTC Tilt 2, HTC PURE, HTC Imagio, and Samsung Intrepid” that offer an intuitive user interface, powerful Web browsing, and access to an online library of downloadable services and applications. Windows phones, a new brand for phones running Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system’re now available in retail stores worldwide. The phones were shown at press events in New York, hosted by Robbie Bach, in Paris, where Steve Ballmer showed off new Windows phones. Also announced two key services platforms for new phones:
-My Phone, a free service that helps people back up and manage photos, applications and other content from their phone or PC, as well as restore information in the event of a lost phone.
-Windows Marketplace for Mobile is an online library of business and leisure mobile applications — as well as games — that customers can buy and download directly to their phones. And they can change the look and feel of their phones with personal themes for Windows phone with a quick visit to Custom Theme Creator, or choose from designer themes available from icons Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Isaac Mizrahi, Rock&Republic and Ron Arad.
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