Windows Mobile 6.5 coming May 11, WM 6.5 phones not so much
Microsoft has announced that it will announce the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 (which we already know an awful lot about) on May 11th at the Tech Ed 2009 conference. Odd are you won't actually see any cellphones running this operating system until this fall. But Microsoft is holding a "kick off" presentation next month.
The Tech Ed conference is aimed at IT professionals and developers, and Microsoft will be hosting several sessions on developing for Windows Mobile. So the reason for launching the OS before it's actually available to the public appears to be to help encourage developers to work on third party applications for the platform.