UxEvangalist has pulled some job ads from Microsoftâ€™s post listing which indicate that Windows Mobile 7 development seems to be running a long pretty nicely.
The Windows Mobile team are looking for software testers for both the browser and new search integration. Previous Windows Mobile leaks have shown deep integration of search into Windows Mobile.
The ads below read:
Windows Mobile 7 Search: "The Windows Mobile 7 Search team is looking for a strong and experienced Software Development Engineer in Test to join the team developing our next generation of Search for mobile devices. There will be significant cross group interactions with the Bing team, so you should have experience with working cross team on complex engineering initiatives." (Link)
Windows Mobile 7 Browser: "The Windows Mobile 7 Browser team is looking for a strong an experienced software test lead to own the team testing our next generation mobile internet developer tools and the underling document object models supporting those tools. You will be responsible for a team of test engineers building and testing the next generation IE mobile programming interfaces and tools. There will be significant interactions with the Desktop IE team and so you should have experience with working cross team on complex engineering initiatives." (Link)
Another ad notes:
"Windows Mobile 7 is a huge, important bet for the company and the team has benefited from a recent influx of senior talent from around the company." (Link)
We have already seen IE-based browsers running pretty well on the Win CE-based ZuneHD, and it is interesting that Microsoft continues to build on this software, presumably working to improve the experience even further in Windows Mobile 7.
Thanks Wreiad for the tip.