Microsoft Open House a Showcase for 2009 Consumer Lineup
Event spotlights wide range of Microsoft products as well as new Windows phones, Windows Mobile 6.5, and family friendly technology. NEW YORK – Oct. 7, 2009 —
A consumer lineup that extends from Xbox 360 to keyboards to the new Windows phones is the focus of this week’s Microsoft Open House
, which brought all the company’s fall consumer offerings under one roof.
Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division, hosted the event in New York City, walking guests through the lineup that Microsoft has in store for the holiday retail season — including the latest from Windows, Windows Media Center, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE, Zune, Microsoft Hardware, Microsoft Office, Bing, MSN, Windows Live, and Microsoft Auto.
The highlight of this year’s Open House was Bach’s introduction of new Windows phones
, available now around the world, running Microsoft’s new mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5.
“Our new Windows phones will help everyone stay connected with their friends and family, for work and for fun,” Bach said, noting that the new platform will give consumers access to a range of services such as Windows Live, Bing, Microsoft Exchange and a powerful new Internet Explorer mobile browser. “We are offering more phones around the world, and more applications than ever to trick out your phone — some 600 and counting.”