Windows preferred by Motorola for its business phones

Motorola Inc said yesterday that it would launch a new phone based on Microsoft Corp software for corporate customers. The operator chosen to sell the new phone is No. 3 U.S. mobile operator Sprint Nextel Corp.

While Motorola uses Google Inc's Android software for its consumer cellphones, it is sticking with Microsoft's technology for devices aimed at business customers.

The new phone will go on sale in September and will run on Microsoft's Window's Mobile 6.5 software. This will be branded as Windows Embedded Handheld.

Motorola plans to upgrade the ES400 phones to the next version, although without giving a timeline for the upgrade.

Next year Microsoft will launch a new version of Windows Embedded Handheld based on its Windows 7 software, (according to Microsoft). --------

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