Microsoft has announced a new version of it’s Windows Mobile operating system. The new version, dubbed 6.1, boasts several overhauls, with one significant one in the Internet Explorer browser. It also introduced a new services plan to make it easier for business customers to buy Windows Mobile devices and services at the same time.
According to Scott Rockfeld, Group Product Manager for Windows Mobile, the new version of IE Mobile will take the “full rendering of Internet Explorer [for the desktop] and brings that down to Windows Mobile 6.1”. New features include the ability to pan and zoom.
It will also support rich web application technologies such as Flash and Silverlight, as well with Ajax applications. The new browser will be available towards the end of the year.
It will offer threaded text messaging for the first time on the latest release. A new release will include the Live Search plug-in and will be released at the end of April or the start of May for a variety of mobile platforms.