Signs are pointing to a delayed release for Microsoft’s next installment of Windows Mobile — otherwise known as Windows Phone 7. That’s likely to be of some concern considering the booming state of the smartphone market, in which Microsoft is finding itself being outmaneuvered by rivals like Apple, Research in Motion and Google’s Android. CodeGuru takes a look on when Microsoft may get its change to strike back.
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.”
But will it come sooner or not?