Microsoft mobile-search moniker: Sift?
Future Windows Mobile phones could arrive with a search feature called "Sift," according to a recent Microsoft trademark application.
Microsoft could have a separate name in mind for new search technology on Windows, according to a trademark filing.
PaidContent noticed that earlier this year Microsoft filed for a trademark on "Sift," calling it "computer programs for searching e-mail, text messages, (and) address and contact information." The company is , to denote the next edition of Windows Live Search, but it might not want to have the same name used to describe local search on a phone.
This isn't likely to arrive with Windows Mobile 6.5, whichin May at TechEd 2009. Rather, it's more likely that Microsoft would roll this new search feature out with Windows Mobile 7 in 2010, according to PaidContent.
It's perhaps worth pointing out, however, that a U.K. company called Sift is doing business at the Sift.com domain name.