ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley brought us some inside info on Microsoft's cloud services expected to launch this year, and now she's talking up future versions of Windows Mobile.
This comes hot on the heels of Motorola's CEO stating that Windows Mobile 7 won't launch until 2010, and Foley's sources are saying the same thing. We also get some expectations on Windows Mobile 6.5. From her blog:
While Windows Mobile officials won’t talk about ship-date targets (hmmm… sounds like Windows client), some folks familiar with Microsoft’s plans are talking. Here’s the latest I’m hearing from my sources:
- Windows Mobile 6.5 RTM (release to manufacturing): April 2009
- First Windows Mobile 6.5 devices from cell phone makers: September 2009
- Windows Mobile 7.0 release to testers: November 2009
- First Windows Mobile 7.0 devices from cell phone makers: April 2010
So, we've still a number of months to wait before us mere mortals get our hands on Windows Mobile 6.5, but we're still expecting to get a good look it at Mobile World Congress. And we've got at least another year before Windows Mobile 7 reaches any phones.