The reports of Windows CE being dead are apparently highly exaggerated. Or so say's Olivier Bloch, Microsoft Embedded technical evangelist.

Bloch not only reports on his blog site that Microsoft will offer CE support for at least ten more years but also that Windows Phone 7 is based on Windows Embedded Compact 7 core (something many have already suspected). Beyond that, Bloch doesn't get into too much detail but promises, "Lots of good things are coming. Stay tuned."

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It is anticipated that the Windows CE 7 will provide support for such features as dual core support, WiFi locating systems, and Bluetooth 2.1.  With this news, one has to wonder how closely related Windows Phone 7 will actually be to Windows Mobile.  It also may be an indication on what the future of Windows Mobile might be.

[via wmpoweruser]