Microsoft Launches Windows Embedded Handheld Platform; Debuts on Moto ES400
As the Windows Phone 7 buzz was growing, Microsoft made things pretty clear, saying that Windows Mobile won’t die too soon. Apparently, the platform has some years of life left, as proved by the recent release of Windows Embedded Handheld, a customized WinMo 6.5.3, focused on enterprise features.
The OS will be useful in corporate environments and it has already landed on Motorola ES400, a device that was just announced by Moto. This is a rugged smartphone with a 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7627 core, a resistive VGA touch display, a fingerprint scanner and 3.5G radio (switches between GSM and CDMA).
Carriers aren’t going to sell this handset, but we’ve heard it’ll be available for folks working in field sales, service, healthcare and retail. Is this a sign of the Windows Mobile rebirth?