Wall Street Journal confirms Windows Mobile 7 for Mobile World Congress, Pink phone for later

According to Wall Street Journal, Microsoft plans to publicly show a new version of its cellphone operating system, Windows Mobile 7, for the first time, at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona on Monday, according to people familiar with the matter.

The same “people familiar with the matter” said “the operating system sports a revamped user interface that resembles the look of Microsoft’s Zune HD music player”.

Apparently a separate Microsoft mobile project, unlikely to be announced next week, to design a mobile phone aimed at teenagers, is also in the works. The device, code-named Pink, will be a successor to the T-Mobile Sidekick, and will be a youth-oriented smart phone powered by software and services from Danger and will heavily emphasize social-networking applications.

The Pink phone is being manufactured by Japan’s Sharp Corp. and is expected to be sold internationally by Verizon Wireless and Vodafone Group PLC as early as this spring.

Hopefully the soon to arrive Pink phone is the source of all the rumours of a rather crippled OS we have been hearing about recently.

Read more at Wall Street Journal here.