Microsoft threatens 30 million WinMo 6.5 devices by 2010

Like it or not, Windows Mobile is a predominant mobile OS. It rules the roost, along with Symbian, and although Android will shortly beat its butt – I’d expect it to reach parity in about 2012 – we’re still going to have to live with up to 30 million WinMo 6.5 devices by the end of the year.

This number also presumably includes the full existing install base, so it’s not like they’re going to sell 25 million of these off the cuff.

Take note, however, that this prediction is coming from the GCR Mobile Tea in China and that we can expect to see new models from HTC, Acer, Samsung, and LG. Also note that WinMo 6.5 on HTC phones, at least, look so much like the Hero SenseUI interface that it’s scary.