Bye bye Windows Mobile, Hello Windows Phone

According to a post over at the Inquirer we could see the end of the Windows Mobile naming for Microsoft’s mobile phone operating system. It is being done in an effort to “unboggle” the minds of consumers when it comes to all the versioning numbering that is going on right now.

The name change also "reflects the upcoming desktop operating system release where people away from their PC can have the same experience everywhere," says Microsoft. Are you suitably un-boggled?

The name Windows Phone applies to Windows Mobile 6.1, 6.5 and multitouch Windows Mobile 7. At least something in the Windows universe is forwards and backwards compatible.

Features of the new platform (that is WM 6.5, aka Windows Phone) include back-up of all SMS and email content into Vole’s cloud, remote disabling of the handset and inclusion of an Itunes-alike Windows Mobile software repository called Market Place.

Somehow I don’t think this is going to make all that much of a difference.