Microsoft did not reveal specific handsets that would include its new Windows Mobile 6.5 when the updated operating system launches Oct. 6, but the company said Hewlett-Packard, HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung and Toshiba have pledged to embed the software on their devices. The upgrade is designed to provide a simpler interface, with new touch-screen technology, an updated browser and a synchronization feature, among other additional features.

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