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There’s been a glimmer of hope that Microsoft may show off Windows Mobile 7 next month in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. Consumers and companies alike who have been using Windows Phones are looking forward to seeing whether Microsoft can truly reinvent the mobile market. Now, however, rumor has it that not only will we not be getting a peek at Windows Mobile 7, but it’s likely that we won’t see it until next year’s Mobile World Congress in 2011.
According to the Bright Side of News:
…representatives from Microsoft, Lenovo, Qualcomm, TI, Nokia, nVidia, HTC and many more … all had just one message – Windows Mobile 7 is delayed until 2011 and the focus is shifting to Google Android and even Chrome OS as a way to battle the competitors during 2010.
If true, this delay may give Android the headway it needs to truly penetrate the enterprise. Any delay in a Windows Mobile 7 release is certainly good news for Google, Apple and RIM.