The on again and off again news about Windows Mobile 7
, Pink phones
, and the likes
may finally simmer as the Wall Street Journal sheds some light on the matter. According to them, Microsoft plans on publicly showcasing its new mobile operating system to the attendees at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona on Monday. Their source comes from “people familiar with the matter” and goes on to say that “the operating system sports a revamped user interface that resembles the look of Microsoft's Zune HD music player.” Aside from all the talking pointing to Windows Mobile 7, there is a handset in the works that is aimed for teenagers – which is codenamed Pink. This Pink phone will actually be the successor to the T-Mobile Sidekick
with its youth-oriented software and services powered by Danger – of course, it'll emphasize on social networking applications. Japan's Sharp Corp. is manufacturing the Pink phone and is expected to be sold internationally by Verizon Wireless and Vodafone Group PLC as early as spring. Now the Pink phone won't be unveiled during MWC and we will have to wait on a later date to witness an announcement. Still, news about Windows Mobile 7 should really get enough people excited at what Microsoft has planned for the event.
source: The Wall Street Journal