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Windows Mobile 7 to appear in February?

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By Stuart Turton

Posted on 8 Jan 2010 at 16:41

Windows Mobile 7 could make its public debut at Mobile Word Congress in February, according to a Microsoft executive.

The mobile operating system was a surprise omission from Microsoft's CES roster, but it appears Microsoft was saving news of Windows Mobile 7 for Barcelona.

Responding to a question regarding the OS at its Financial Analyst Briefing, Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division president Robbie Bach claimed “things will be talked about at MWC.”

I’ve seen it and played with it. It will set the bar forward not in (just) an evolutionary way

He also talked up its chances of re-establishing Microsoft in an increasingly competitive market, saying “I’ve seen it and played with it. It will set the bar forward not in (just) an evolutionary way.”

The buzzwords continued to flow, with Bach reaffirming that Microsoft plans to be "more engaged" with OEMs in its "go to market approach." This has been a recurring theme around Microsoft's Windows Mobile 7 campaign, with the company repeatedly suggesting that it will take a firmer hand in the development of the hardware.

Windows Mobile 7 really can't come soon enough. Steve Ballmer admitted that the disappointing Windows Mobile 6.5 "wasn't the full release we wanted", and it continues to lose ground to the iPhone and Android.

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User comments

About Time

Saying 6.5's a disapointment is an under statement. Although WinMo 7 cant come soon enough it needs to be perfect. I've got a feeling if Microsoft blow it they will be pushed out of the consumer smartphone business for good.

By JStairmand on 8 Jan 2010

Waiting, waiting, waiting

When I first got into mobile computing palm and psion were the top dogs. I only moved to windows after psion moved on.

Now, with my phone contract due to expire this year, unless windows mobile is a game changer, much as I don't want to, I'm moving to Apple.

No evoluntary step, no half baked system, as far as I am concerned Microsoft has only one shot to get it right.

By Ajamu1 on 8 Jan 2010

Remember vista sucked and win7 Is great so win mobile 6.5 sucks and win mobile 7 will rock

By sazihl on 8 Jan 2010

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