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Dell Lightning Signals Windows Phone 7 Ramp-Up

More details are emerging about what's ahead for the next iteration of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, formerly known as Windows Mobile. Now Dell is said to be getting in on the action with a sleek-looking Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

So with Dell throwing its weight behind the new OS, it's clear Windows Phone 7 is ramping up in earnest. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look at what end users can expect from devices running the new mobile software, and what's in store for businesses who have already invested in Windows Mobile 6.5


A deluge of Dell leaks reveal that the PC vendor is prepping a striking Windows Phone 7 Series handset called Lightning being described as a "portrait slider" and slated for release in the fourth quarter.

The news comes at a time when the wireless industry is bracing itself for the release of Microsoft's new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7 Series (WP7S), slated to appear toward the end of the year. Designed to be the successor to Windows Mobile 6.5, WP7S is the software giant's bid to become relevant again the lucrative mobile sector, so the buzz around the leaked Lightning details couldn't come at a better time.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:
Dell WP7S Lightning Strikes, Electrifies Buzz for New Windows Mobile Software Platform