While the details are still under NDA, Ed Hardy provides a very insightful article about the next version of Windows Mobile, code named "Photon". According to Ed, Photon will change they way mobile users actually use their devices, simply because the way people use their devices has evolved. I remember using a stylus on the touchscreen of my first Pocket PC (a Compaq Aero) and thinking about how much of an interface paradigm shift this was. Based on Ed’s commentary, it looks like we’re headed towards another shift for a few reasons: experienced mobile device owners are tired of the stylus and two-handedness of devices and new device owners want and need simplicity. I’d agree whole heartedly and can’t wait to see what Photon brings.