Redmond: Expect Windows Mobile 7 announcement at MWC?

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Redmond: Expect Windows Mobile 7 announcement at MWC?
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.

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3 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

i am interested to see what Microsoft has done, if its anything like windows 7 it will be great

2. jasona

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Can't wait! If they make this windows universal so that it is consistent with every device produced, you will see Windows take over. This will allow all developers to know their product will reach the masses rather than a select few phones. With some of the upgraded features on 6.5, I think they are going to nail this os on the head. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yay for standardization for hardware that will allow the market to expand just like the iPhone. As a set standard makes it easy to develop. All OEMs (Dell, HP, HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola) can add their own innovation to a standard is what caused Microsoft to become the master it is.... hopefully. Maybe microsoft will do it right with this release, unlike apple's tablet that could have been sooo much more than it was.

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