Windows Mobile 7 to get some stage time at MWC 2010

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Windows Mobile 7 to get some stage time at MWC 2010
Windows Mobile 6.5, the current version of Microsoft’s operating system, has been on the market for just about 3 months now. It’s not a secret however that the industry is by no means thrilled by WM6.5 and is now looking forward to version 7, which is supposed to really take the platform to the next level.

Unexpectedly, Robbie Back, Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division President, has announced at an analyst briefing this week that Windows Mobile 7 will get some stage time at this year’s Mobile World Congress event, so we will actually get to see a demo of the much-anticipated software. In addition, the official has apparently not missed the occasion to say that WM7 will “set the bar forward not in (just) an evolutionary way”. We can only hope this will turn out true, but until we’ve got some solid proof, we’ll have to content with what we have – an aging platform that’s in a desperate need of an all-round redesign.

via Engadget

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4 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

microsoft did it for home computing no reason why they can't make a great mobile device

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yeah all they have to do is scrap the mobile platform that is windows CE based, and make a handset based completely around windows 7 and make it directly compatible with windows 7. Fully functional WMP and the ability to stream live tv just like you can on WMP with W7 prem/pro/ultimate.

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

fyi windows mobile 7 is not based on CE, its something new

4. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

winmo was created with corporate end users in mind 10 years ago. the mobile world has changed and not wanting to be abandoned by loyal and a main bulk of its target consumer (the corporates) their lateness to cater to the consumers isnt a shock. but windows like android is open source so people that detest windows phones can purchase a phone from a manufacturer ie HTC and take advantage of both windows corp and sense's consumer benefits. once microsoft engeeniers find a way to integrate corp and consumer into an OS and stop depending on UI they will be on track. besides windows 7 wont be fun til htc creates a ui for it anyway... they might as well save time and merge

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