Motorola: Windows Mobile 7 Coming in 2010  

Posted by Mohammad Talha in , ,

Motorola had an earnings conference call today with some juicy tidbits embedded in it. Primarily, Moto confirmed that they're losing tons of money and that their handset business is not doing very well at all. So how are they going to turn it around? With Android and Windows Mobile, apparently.

The juiciest new info appears to be CEO Sanjay Jha claiming that Windows Mobile 7 is coming out in 2010. Motorola will be focusing on Google Android phones throughout 2009, Jha said. Here's the full quote:

"As you know, Windows 6 series is available in 2009 and as compared to Android, we believe in 2009 Android is more competitive; more of our effort and focus in 2009 is going to Android, but in 2010 when Windows 7 will become available, we will then participate in a more focused way in Windows Mobile 7 in 2010."

Microsoft hasn't confirmed anything about Windows Mobile 7 other than its existence, but Windows Mobile 6.5 is widely expected to be coming out on Feb. 16 at the Mobile World Congress trade show. Pundits (such as me) also expect that one of these Windows Mobile versions will include Zune functionality.

Jha said that Motorola will put out fewer phones this year than last, they'll be higher-end devices, and that some of them will run Android.

"As we move forward in 2009, our platform decisions and market focus will result in fewer new product launches than in the past year. We will be much more focused on mid and high tiers. This allows us to narrow our portfolio and focus on delivering more devices with compelling user experiences," he said.  (full Story)

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