Microsoft has launched Windows Mobile 5.0, as it tries to win over customer's from RIM and Palm OS. The new software will offer many new features, including Windows Media Player 10 Mobile that plays digital music, video and recorded television files and synchronizes content with a PC, as well as a picture and video software that supports digital cameras with burst mode shooting and a timer function. There is also support for USB 2.0 hard drives, as well as push-to-talk, video calling and conferencing.

"In the past five years, there's been a profound shift in the kind of data and services people access on their mobile devices - from multimedia to business applications. Windows Mobile 5.0 enables our industry partners to develop exciting new hardware designs and solutions that will revolutionize how customers use mobile devices." - Bill Gates.