Microsoft confirms Windows Mobile 7 announcement for MWC. Old i-mate running WM7 spotted?

While reporting its latest financial results, Microsoft has apparently confirmed that Windows Mobile 7 would be announced really soon – most probably at MWC 2010 (15 – 18 February).

According to Electronista, Microsoft’s CFO Peter Klein declared that the company’s new version of Windows Mobile would be unveiled “in a few weeks.”

This is in line with some of the latest rumors we’ve heard about WM7, so let’s hope Microsoft will indeed announce the new OS next month.

Until then, I must mention that the minimum required specs for WM7 that we’ve posted a few days ago may not be accurate.

It seems as though Eldar Murtazin was wrong, as he received the “correct” requirements shortly after the wrong ones, and these include:

  • Minimum RAM: 128MB (at least 256MB is recommended though)
  • Minimum ROM: 512MB
  • CPU: 600MHz ARM v6+
  • 3.6 inch display is not a requirement
  • WVGA resolution is not necessary – WM7 phones will have various resolutions, including QVGA
  • Compass is not a requirement (although it’s recommended)
  • G-Sensor (accelerometer) is also not a requirement, but it’s recommended

Eldar Murtazin has also received a photo of some old i-mate JASJAR smartphone that seems to be running Windows Mobile 7 (with a 640 x 480 pixels resolution):

Windows Mobile 7 QVGA

Strange enough, the original i-mate JASJAR only has 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM, so it couldn’t run WM7 if the above-mentioned specs are correct.

Well, I guess we won’t know the exact WM7 requirements until Microsoft finally announces the OS.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Tired of it

    Can we stop listening to Eldar Murtazin, holy crap the guy is the worst for leaks. He believes everything people send him even when they are obvious fakes. He enjoys causing a commotion and having people listen to him.

  • Tired of it

    Can we stop listening to Eldar Murtazin, holy crap the guy is the worst for leaks. He believes everything people send him even when they are obvious fakes. He enjoys causing a commotion and having people listen to him.