Pictures and video of a mysterious leaked handset running HTC's TouchFlo 3D OS suggests Windows Mobile 6.5 will embrace multi-touch.
If Windows Mobile 6.5 does support multi-touch, it'll put it back in the game against the iPhone and finger-friendly Android phones like the HTC Hero.
This news reaches us before any WinMo 6.5 screen has been repeatedly jabbed in anger as the initial launch isn't due until October 1.
It had seemed that Microsoft were waiting for late 2010, and the scheduled release of the alleged back to the drawing-board re-write that will be Windows Mobile 7.
However the latest word is that the touch-interface version of Windows Mobile 6.5 is set to drop in February 2010 .
DigiTimes says WinMo 6.5 will be left to scrap it out in with lower price open source devices such as the Android whilst Windows Mobile 7 will be in the heavyweight division, sparring with the iPhone for the love of your fingertip.
Will multi-touch be enough for Microsoft to lure you over to WinMob? Or are you already a Windows Mobile fan? Let us know below.