Sometimes you look so hard in the back alleys for leaks on something that you miss it when it's right in front of you.
In this case, lets flash back to October 2009 at the Microsoft San Francisco Dev Camp (we covered it here). A traveling, nerdy roadshow, the Dev Camp was meant to get developers to attend presentations on programming and working with WM6.5 as well as a chance to meet with and ask questions members of the WinMo development team.
In other words, pretty technical and dry. Unless some questions on Windows Mobile 7 and prospects of Zune phones get brought up...and answered.
Thanks to forum member Interframe, who watched the nearly 3 hr video, he caught some major gems that we all missed.
For example, at the 2hr mark, we get this exchange:
But there's more.
- There won't be an OTA update feature in WM6.5 (which should be obvious at this point) but they are serious about it for WM7
- Definitely no Zune phone, but they are most certainly aware of trying to emulate that success with their new OS
- Better graphics support in the OS and for developers too
Read Interframe's word-for-word transcript here and check out the whole video here for yourself. The video is chock full of little tid-bits and we encourage you folks to watch it from 1hr 58mins and forward for the Q&A. Either way, next year, when we're all gawking at our WM7 calendar, I want you to think of "blue shirt guy".
(And note, in case that video disappears, we have the whole thing on our HDD ready to be re-posted).
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