Microsoft, who officially launch
Windows Mobile 6.0 at 3GSM this week, have claimed that several mobile phone manufacturers have signed up to use the new incarnation of their mobile operating system.
LG Electronics, Toshiba and HP will make smartphones that use the new OS, though neither have made Windows Mobile devices before.
Microsoft say that the first devices using version 6 of their OS will be available from the second half of 2007.
It’s thought that Toshiba and HP may be able to leverage their position in the PC marketplace to sell their Microsoft-enabled phones to their existing computer users.