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Microsoft Testing Windows Phone 7 Devices

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted this week that his company "missed a generation" in the evolution of wireless technology with its Windows Mobile operating system. Now, Microsoft's looking to make up for lost ground.

At its annual partners conference in Washington, Microsoft previewed a new crop of mobile devices running Windows Phone 7, the next iteration of its mobile OS. Instead of targeting the enterprise or consumer market as silos, Microsoft believes it has figured out a hybrid model that will satisfy both. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.


WASHINGTON -- As it gears up for the holiday season, Microsoft is planning to bring to market a bevy of smartphones running its new Windows Phone 7 operating system, which the company says will cater to both the consumer and enterprise markets.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) made the final beta version of the mobile development tools for Windows Phone 7 available Tuesday morning, and plans to begin shipping out limited quantities of engineering test phones to select developers on Wednesday, a company executive said this morning here at Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference.

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Microsoft Previews Windows Phone 7 as Consumer-Enterprise Hybrid