The rumors of a Zune phone have been bandied back and forth around the web since the iPhone launched years ago. It's hard to believe that after all this time Microsoft still hasn't rolled out a Zune Phone. A new rumor is circulating that claims the Zune Phone will hit this month.
Is it time to start getting just a little bit excited about Windows Mobile 7? The OS has been going through something of a slump recently, but these purported WM7 user experience concepts do have us curious. They're the handiwork of Jeremiah Whitaker, a freelance designer whose LinkedIn profile indicates he worked on UX design for Windows Mobile 7; while he's prevented from sharing his work because of an NDA, his portfolio does include some screenshots.
There was no shortage of NVIDIA Tegra 2 tablets at CES 2010 earlier this month, but the latest rumors suggest that the company will be bringing along even more hitherto-unseen hardware to Mobile World Congress 2010 next month to show just how special the 1080p-capable chipset is. Fudzilla's sources have tipped not only a couple of new tablets but "other" devices, and their presumption is that these might include smartphones.
Confusing rumors regarding Microsoft's Windows Mobile plans for MWC 2010 probably aren't going to become clear until the February show itself, but according to DigiTimes the Seattle firm expect both Windows Mobile 6.6 and Windows Mobile 7 to take the stage. They're quoting the usual unnamed sources, who reckon Microsoft will deliver WM7 to handset manufacturers in September 2010, with initial devices expected in Q4 2010 or early Q1 2011.
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".
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.
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.
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.
It turns out the phrase “move your feet, lose your seat” isn't exactly true. Apparently now you can carry it around on your back. Now with this supremely dorky product called Wear Your Seat, you can keep you seat with you at all times.