Waiting on Windows Mobile 7
Microsoft desperately needs to make a big play in the mobile sector to stay competitive in the the smartphone sector. Google's open source mobile OS Android is coming of age and showing up on smartphones generating buzz -- namely the Droid, Cliq and Nexus One -- and Apple's iPhone is showing no signs of losing marketshare as Research In Motion's BlackBerrys continue to do well. So, where's Windows Mobile 7? Something was missing from the get go at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week. That would be the 600-pound gorilla known as Windows Phone 7 -- also known as Windows Mobile 7. Its absence, however, has not stopped the pundits from arguing over when Windows Phone 7 will come out. Sunday, as CES wound down, news site Bright Side of the News (BSN) claimed that it had talked with multiple sources and came up with one startling conclusion: Windows Phone 7 will not be delivered until 2011.
"We spoke with representatives from Microsoft, Lenovo, Qualcomm, TI, Nokia, nVidia, HTC and many more and they all had just one message -- Windows Mobile 7 is delayed until 2011," a story posted to BSN's site said. "We're now certain that we won't be seeing Windows Mobile 7 before World Mobile Congress in Barcelona in February 2011," the story said. But will it come sooner or not?
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