Microsoft has announced that the next incarnation of Windows Mobile, version 6.5, will hit the streets on October 6. Obviously, Microsoft would like it to be a huge success and reclaim some of the lost smart phone market share, but the real prize lies in Microsoft embracing other mobile operating system platforms.
Microsoft has lost market share over the past year, much of that to Apple's iPhone. It also faces stiff competition from RIM Blackberry, Symbian, and Google Android. It's a tough market and Windows Mobile currently holds only about 10 percent of it.