Nobody’s sure what Windows Phone 7 will look like, or if it’s even really what’s next from Microsoft, which may be issuing another point release of Windows Phone 6, instead.
“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 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
“The first rumor, if true, could be the saving grace of Microsoft’s stumbling mobile
phone strategy. The second might be the death knell for a decade’s worth of spending
billions to play catch up — and not very well — against more nimble competitors.”
Read “Windows Phone 7 Rumors Gain Steam” at CodeGuru