Update: Watch the Ballmer-Lees press conference

Couldn't come up with the scratch to make it to Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress? It's cool. Microsoft and your friends at WMExperts have you covered.

Join us after the break at 9 a.m. EST (that's 3 p.m. Barcelona time) right now for a live feed (courtesy of the boys and girls in Redmond) of Steve Ballmer, Andy Lees and friends as we hope to get our first official glimpse of Windows Mobile 6.5, My Phone, and maybe a monkey dance for old times' sake. (Note: You'll likely need Silverlight to see the feed. Get it here. (opens in new tab))

Update: Yeah, the live show's over. Sorry if you missed it (these European times are killer). We'll try to find a recorded version.

Update 2: Here's the whole thing for ya. Enjoy.

Dieter Bohn
  • All you guys have here is a song that plays for less than 2 minutes.
  • Ask and ye shall receive.
  • hank you(!)
  • Will phones with WinMo 6.1 get the new IE with flash even though they might not get upgraded to 6.5?
  • Possibly and/or probably, though I wouldn't expect it across the board. Remember that we're expecting it on the Sprint Treo Pro ... Eventually. But it'll take a ROM flash for already-released phones, and it's supposed to be a beast for memory.
  • Thanks for answering I just bought an HTC Fuze and am wondering if I should return it and wait till the new HTC "Windows Phones" hit AT&T.
  • Depends on how long you want to wait. And remember that this is all rumor, still. No official dates yet.
  • Agreed, Who knows how long until the new handsets hit the States and when the will be on the carriers line up. I think I will just upgrade again at the end of the year to the New HTC Diamond2. It's just hard to believe that they will leave all of us with WinMo 6.1 out in the cold. Thanks again.
  • I'm surprised that this OS doesn't get a full-number increase (i.e. 7.0)
  • That bald guy sounds like Matt Foley (a Chris Farley character that "lived in a van down by the river.").
  • Or there's this.