Don't you just love coincidences? During the conference call for its earnings report yesterday, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein said that Microsoft's newest mobile operating system would be announced in a few weeks. Well, Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training in a few weeks. See the connection? Neither do we. Actually, February 15th is the start of the 2010 MWC in Barcelona and that is the coincidence to which we refer. As we've already reported
, Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division president Robbie Back said to expect a demo of the OS at MWC. Some changes to expect are support for multi-touch and some parts of Zune media functions. Some talk has been made about integration of Xbox Live, Facebook and Twitter. There is also word of a chassis program that would require that phones running the new OS have a 1GHz processor, a touchscreen display with resolution at least 480 x 800 pixels, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and GPS. With the iPhone and Android eating away at what is left of the Windows Mobile marketshare, the new OS needs to hit the ball out of the park on browsing, UI and touchscreen support. Handset manufacturers like LG and HTC might have been hand picked to show off flagship Windows Mobile phones at the show.