When is Pocket PC becoming multilingual? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Windows Mobile Standard has had multilingual capabilities for a long time. Unfortunately, Microsoft seems to have killed WM Standard, first by naming it 'Standard' so users and OEM's think it's a dumbed down OS and avoid it or put it in underpowered hardware, and then by releasing a 6.5 version with nothing new to offer (My Phone and Marketplace can be downloaded to WM 6.1 anyway.)

    So, when is the so-called Professional version of Windows Mobile going to become multilingual? How come I can download a language pack for Ultimate Win 7 or Vista, but not for Windows Mobile Professional?
    Friday, February 5, 2010 8:33 PM


All replies

  • I'd agree with you. Sometimes it's a pain in the neck...

    Sunday, February 7, 2010 8:43 PM
  • In fact, Windows Phones should offer the option to install or remove language packs as needed (the way BlackBerrys do). I shouldn't have to buy a Windows Phone from Spain (which won't have the necessary 3G bands for US) just to get Spanish UI or input.
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 5:37 PM
  • I second this with all my might.  I'm so tired of searching high and low for asian IMEs SIPs and basic font support.  I love windows mobile but I have to say the multilingual input and display at the touch of a button on an iphone makes a very tempting offer.

    Microsoft please fix this with windows phone 7 series, or you may be losing a very loyal customer.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:05 PM
  • Thanks for the feedback. I've shared this thread with the team and we appreciate your suggestions.
    Thank you from the Windows phone team
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:50 PM