Microsoft has officially launched Windows Mobile 6.5, an upgrade to its mobile operating system. While not a major overhaul of the OS, 6.5 does bring a number of enhancements and new services. Interface changes were made to make Windows phones more touch- and consumer-friendly. Internet Explorer Mobile got some much-needed attention, adding new navigation tools as well as Flash Lite support. Microsoft also launched its own app store, Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and a backup service called My Phone.
Of course, with new software, there also comes new hardware. Microsoft has already said that it will launch more than 30 Windows 6.5 phones by the end of the year. Here is a photo collection of some of the smartphones that have already been announced.