Ready for another round of rumors about Windows Mobile 7?
Well, here it is: MS Mobiles has it that WM 7 will feature free navigation – like Nokia’s new Symbian phones, and Android 2.0 (actually, Android 2.0 offers free navigation only for the US at the moment, while Nokia’s offering is available world-wide).
Reportedly, this is not just a rumor, it’s “pure information” – although, of course, no info should be taken as being factual until it’s officially confirmed.
MS Mobiles also repeats what we’ve previously heard: Windows Mobile 7 will feature Zune, Xbox and Bing integration, as well as a new UI.
As for Windows Mobile 6.x (including Windows Mobile 6.5.3), this will coexist with WM 7, and it looks like it will be free – and thus it will be used on cheaper smartphones.
I’m curious about free navigation on Windows Mobile 7. I mean, both Nokia and Google have their own navigation software (based on Ovi Maps and Google Maps), while Microsoft would need to make a deal with a navigation software provider – maybe TomTom or Garmin? We’ll probably find out more about this during MWC 2010, when Steve Ballmer should officially introduce Windows Mobile 7.
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