“Major rewrite” rumours for Windows Phone 7 false, keeps things interesting

ltAs a blogger I know very much the struggle to write something new and interesting every day.  We shall therefore not bee too harsh on two ZDNet journalists who have interpreted a throw away line at Ina Freid’s News.com blog as suggesting Microsoft is already giving up on Windows phone 7 and working on a whole new Windows Phone 8.

The line in question, on the Beyond Binary blog, deals with the Windows phone 7 CDMA issue and says:

When Windows Phone 7 arrives later this year, it will be sold globally, but only for GSM networks. Microsoft has opted to delay until next year the CDMA version as it works to finish work on its major rewrite of its phone operating system.

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes suggests the re-write would bring “features such as Cut/Copy/Paste, CDMA support, multitasking and so on”, but suggests buyers of launch handsets may be left out in the cold when these features arrive, and suggests Microsoft be less open about their future plans.

Mary Jo Foley goes even further suggesting that the rewrite may bring a new kernel, Windows CE 7, and that she has been put off investing in a Windows Phone 7 handset due to the rumour, and suggests other may be too.

The truth is of course much less entertaining . Most reasonable people (ie not those looking for an early morning lead) would interpret the statement as talking about Windows Phone 7, and Microsoft confirmed as much to Mary Jo afterwards.

It was an exciting few hours however Winking smile

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