Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. on Wednesday announced the latest version of its mobile phone software Windows Mobile 6.5. Starting at Rs. 11,000, the new software will be available across a range of styles and prices.

With the new software, Windows phones will deliver new customer experiences through an improved, easy-to-use and customisable user interface and an enhanced browsing experience. Microsoft is also debuting two new services, to bring added value to consumers — My Phone is an in-built free service that offers 200 MB of online storage to back up all contacts and phone information, and Windows Marketplace for mobile offers consumers an easy way to find and purchase high quality mobile applications.

The new Windows Phones that are available include Acer Be Touch E100, Acer Be Touch E101, Acer Neo Touch S200, Acer Be Touch E200 and HTC Touch 2, and will be the first to feature Windows Mobile 6.5. Additionally, some of the existing popular phones running Windows Mobile 6.1, namely, HTC Diamond 2, HTC Touch Pro 2, LG Eigen and Samsung Omnia Pro, can be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5. By the end of the year, this will extend to cover over 20 phones featuring Windows Mobile 6.5, including a host of new phones that will be launched by device partners during the next three months.

“We are delighted to offer the all new Windows Phone, powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 to consumers in India. Windows phones have been designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s consumer who moves seamlessly between work and play,” said Hemant Sachdev, Joint Managing Director (Consumer and Online), Microsoft India.

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Write in English, read in HindiOctober 25, 2009