Steve Ballmer Skipping Mobile World Congress Because of Windows Mobile 6.6?

The annual Mobile World Congress take place in Barcelona Spain one month from now. I thought Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was going to be a keynote speaker there and finally say something substantive about Windows Mobile 7. However, a quick peek of the MWC keynote speaker list reveals that he is not listed among the 8 keynote speakers (Google CEO Eric Schmidt is, by the way).

Could it be because Microsoft’s only “big” mobile announcement is…

Microsoft to launch Windows Mobile 6.6 in February, say sources (from DigiTimes)

DigiTimes says: supports capacitive touchscreens. Ok, now we’re talking, this is sure-fire iPhone killer stuff. Um, yeah. right. Nice try Microsoft, maybe next year.