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Just returned from a meeting with Velocity Mobile. The 103 and 111 are impressive devices in their own right, but what VM wants to do with Windows Mobile is even more impressive. They don’t want to put a top layer over it with something flashy, which others have done and failed at a number of times. I’m excited to see the finalized version in a few weeks when we get the devices in for review.

What I can tell you right now is that they’ll eventually have a OS X-like dock that pops up from the bottom whenever you need your list of favorite apps. The current version of the OS is just a hint at what VM has in mind for Windows Mobile. All VM employees have worked with every iteration of WinMo since its inception in one capacity or another. Their goal is to make it less crappy and more user friendly. I hope they succeed because the hardware is pretty nice and I really like the all black finish.

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