MWC 2010

Microsoft Danger tweets tip Pink at MWC 2010?

Microsoft Danger tweets tip Pink at MWC 2010?

Whether you're a Windows Mobile lover or not, one thing most people can agree with is that Microsoft really need to pull their finger out if they don't want to see their smartphone business slide away.  We've already heard rumors that the company plans to bring Windows Mobile 6.6 to Mobile World Congress 2010, as well as talk of Windows Mobile 7 making its debut, but now there's speculation that in fact an altogether different device could appear.  Engadget have been sniffing out Twitter messages and compiling a list of those posted "from Danger".

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Microsoft considering Windows Mobile 7 showcase at MWC 2010?

Microsoft considering Windows Mobile 7 showcase at MWC 2010?

Only the other day we were fielding rumors that Windows Mobile 6.6 would be the best Microsoft could do at Mobile World Congress this coming February, when along come Bloomberg with "a person familiar with the matter" who claims the company are considering demonstrating Windows Mobile 7 at the cellularly-obsessed show.  According to their source, Microsoft haven't yet decided whether to put WM7 on the agenda; last we heard, the company intended to launch another interim version, Windows Mobile 6.6, which would add native support for capacitive touchscreens as found on the HTC HD2.

Windows Mobile 6.6 in Feb 2010 with native capacitive touch support?

Windows Mobile 6.6 in Feb 2010 with native capacitive touch support?

Despite their best efforts with Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft's smartphone platform continued to fall behind in mindshare faced with Android, iPhone OS and webOS, and the latest rumors are that the company plans an incremental update in order to tide us over until Windows Mobile 7.  Digitimes' industry sources reckon that Microsoft plan to release Windows Mobile 6.6 (codenamed Maldives) in February 2010, and while no specific event is mentioned it seems likely that such a launch would take place at Mobile World Congress 2010.

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Archos Phone Tablet tipped imminent by case manufacturer

Archos Phone Tablet tipped imminent by case manufacturer

One of the devices we'd hope might see a CES 2010 debut but which failed to materialize was the Archos Phone Tablet.  The 3.5G cellularly-equipped version of the Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet, it was first tipped back in September 2009 and promised for 2010, but so far the French company have been no more specific about when we can expect the Android smartphone/tablet hybrid.  Now, a listing for the Archos Phone Tablet has been spotted on the "coming soon" list for case manufacturer Noreve, prompting speculation that its launch could be relatively close.

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