Sneak peek at new Microsoft OS

3 August 2009 — 5:00 PM

Microsoft is expected to launch the OS this year

The Inquirer said a recent industry event provided the opportunity to test out the new operating system (OS) formerly going by the name of Windows Mobile 6.5.

Now known as Windows Phone OS, it added seeing the technology running on a HTC Touch Diamond2 showed there are a number of other changes people can expect when it becomes available.

"Seen for the first time are Microsoft's new 24-bit menu icons for accessing all of the […] applications. The icons replace the standard folder view seen after pressing the start button on the current version," it noted.

In addition, the Market Place facility and My Phone synchronisation feature were highlighted, as was the inclusion of software that can wipe the memory of the handset if it is lost or stolen.

T3 posted its own preview of the OS in February, noting it was likely to offer improved email and messaging options.

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