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October 10, 2006

More Windows Mobile Crossbow sightings

Posted by David Hunter at 12:59 PM ET.

Back in September, Microsoft released Windows CE 6.0 to manufacturing and shortly thereafter there was a teaser sighting of the next version of Windows Mobile codenamed “Crossbow” which is based on it and is supposed to RTM in 4Q2006. Now there’s another sighting as MS Mobile News provides some Crossbow screenshots in New Windows Mobile OS “Crossbow” shows its face. If you are confused about the distinction between Windows CE and Windows Mobile, Microsoft’s Mike Hall explains it here.

In more Windows Mobile news:

As reported on the official Microsoft blog, version 1.0 of Slam, a social networking application for Windows Mobile devices, has been released. Slam allows users to send text and picture messages in bulk to an entire group of pre-defined mobile numbers.

The Slam client, which is currently only available for Windows smartphones, gives users the ability to set custom groups of people, such as “friends”, “coworkers”, or “Tuesday night poker group”. They can then write out an SMS and send it to everyone in a certain group with the touch of one button. This can be done not only for text messaging, but also for sending images.

Rave Wireless is teaming with Microsoft to make wireless more accessible on college campuses. The companies announced a partnership that will focus on the delivery of campus-specific information over Windows Mobile devices.

Specifically, the companies will outfit colleges and universities with Windows Mobile smartphones and Pocket PCs loaded with campus-specific communication, community and academic tools. Rave Wireless applications are designed to put an entire campus on the mobile phone, according to the company. Rave provides emergency broadcast alerts, course announcements and group text messaging and polling for use by student clubs, classes and groups of friends. Other Rave tools include campus directory, event calendars and real-time shuttle bus tracking.

Filed under Coopetition, Embedded, Microsoft, Palm, Rave Wireless, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Windows Mobile 6

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