Now we have run into a few sceptics in our comment section, and of course more widely on the internet. We decided therefore to tabulate the evidence we have for Windows Mobile 7 being announced at Mobile World Congress, and of course coming to the HTC HD2.
Evidence for Windows Mobile 7 announcement at Mobile World Congress, release at the end of the year
Windows Mobile 7 is in testing. You don’t test an OS a year before release.
LG says they will ship Windows Mobile 7 handsets in 2010. If the handsets are set to ship at the end of the year, the OS needs to e announced soon, and MWC has been the traditional location for this for Microsoft. Where else if not there?
Robbie Bach said they would discuss a product thatâ€™s not evolutionary, but looks, feels and acts completely different at Mobile World Congress. Whatever Windows Mobile 6.5.3 is, it is certainly evolutionary.
Evidence for WM7 on the HTC HD2
Besides the previous leaks about Chassis 1, we have confirmation from leaked CVâ€™s that Qualcomm was working on supporting Windows Mobile 7 on their Snapdragon processor.
Greg Sullivan spoke of the platform work â€“ the only mobile OS we know of with specific hardware requirements is Windows Mobile 7.
HTC confirmed an upgrade via Twitter. Despite retracting it again, the initial confirmation appeared much more truthful than the much later retraction.
While the comment that support staff often know nothing is usually pretty accurate, HTC is still a small company, and the claim of a November or later free upgrade very specific.
Now after 2 hours of sifting through our Windows Mobile 7 coverage I am quite convinced. Are you? Let us know in the poll below.