More Speculation on Windows Phone 7

Buzz continues to mount ahead of next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), with industry-watchers curious to see what Microsoft will do to respond to a broadening array of competitors. After all, it’s going head-to-head against perennial rivals like Nokia and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry, along with more recent upstarts like Apple’s popular iPhone and the Google-backed Android OS.

Not surprisingly, many are betting on a new Windows Phone OS — and possibly, a major revamp of the software. And some are expecting even bigger revelations. CodeGuru has the story.

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain is still nearly a month away, but impatience has triggered a feeding frenzy of hope and supposition when it comes to what Microsoft will be announcing at the show.

Depending on who you believe, the Redmond, WA software giant will either display its upcoming Windows Phone 7 — a “completely different” new mobile operating system platform, as one Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) senior executive put it recently — or it will show a fairly pedestrian offering that rumor mongers have been referring to as Windows Phone 6.6. (As of last summer, Microsoft began referring to its mobile operating system as Windows Phone.)

And what does this all have to do with the rumored “Pink” mobile phone that Microsoft is supposed to field under its own brand? One financial analyst feels it’s clear that Microsoft will at least show Windows Phone 7 — if not in Barcelona, Feb. 15 through 18, then a month later at CTIA in Las Vegas, March 23 through 25.

Read the full story at CodeGuru:

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