Windows Mobile 5 to be announced next week?

ZDNet reports that Windows Mobile 5, also known as Magneto, could be unveiled next week. It represents a new approach for Microsoft. Instead of different versions for different devices, Windows Mobile 5 will work with different types of mobile devices.

So what is expected in Magneto? One-handed navigations should be improved, new features for Mobile Office such as contact photos and a Powerpoint document viewer, and seamless transfer from one network to another.

ZDNet’s article also looks at how Microsoft is positioning Windows Mobile 5 with cell phone carriers and against RIM.

including an improved one-handed navigation of the device, a more powerful version of the mobile Word program, a viewer for PowerPoint documents and the ability to add photos to contacts allowing for photo caller ID.

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