The Mobile World Conference (MWC) is already likely to feature the unveiling of Windows Mobile 6.6, but new rumours hint at the likelihood of the next full release of the operating system being confirmed for early 2011.
Unnamed sources apparently related to Microsoft have come up with the news which would mean that mobile manufacturers will be given the new Windows Mobile 7 software platform to work with in September 2010.
The development of the first Windows Mobile 7 smartphones will of course take several months, which means that consumers will have to wait at least another year until they can get their hands on the first batch of updated devices.
The stopgap update to the current Windows Mobile software, version 6.6, will feature prominently at the MWC.
It will add support for multitouch capacitive screens and come with an interface that is better suited to touchscreen smartphones.
This year's MWC phone industry expo is taking place between February 15th to 18th in Barcelona.
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