Windows Mobile 7 Late 2010 Release Confirmed? Looks Like a Replay of the Palm OS Decline

Microsoft’s unreleased Windows Mobile 7 becomes less relevant with each passing moment. Now, it looks like earlier speculation about a late 2010 availability is, unfortunately, accurate (from WMPoweruser.com)…

Windows Mobile 7 coming “late next year”

This confirmation apparently came from Phil Moore who is in charge of Microsoft’s UK mobile segment. While it is nice to get some official confirmation, this is not news though. I noted back on August 20…

Speculation: Windows Mobile 7 Arrives Way After iPhone OS 4.0 in 2010

My comments were based on this Digitimes item…

Microsoft to adopt dual-platform strategy to compete with Android and iPhone, say handset makers

…which noted way back then that Windows Mobile 7 devices were expected to be released in the 4th quarter of 2010.

With the iPhone in continual high gear, Android revving up (especially with the rumored release of the Nexus One next month), Nokia revamping using a Linux-based Maemo platform, I’m having a hard time guessing how Microsoft is going to try to keep Windows Mobile as a player for the next 9 to 12 months. Heck, I’m still waiting for a 6.5 update from T-Mobile for my HTC Touch Pro2.