Although the first models running Windows Phone 7 won't be on the market until the end of this year, Microsoft has already begun to show off a few of the devices that will run its next smartphone operating system.
In the wake of the unveiling of Windows Phone 7, many are wondering if the smartphone they are using now will be upgradeable to this new operating system. According to a Microsoft executive, the answer is simple: no.
Apple has confirmed earlier rumors by announcing a press event for the end of this month. It's not saying what's going to be unveiled, but numerous unconfirmed reports say it's going to be a tablet computer and a new version of the iPhone OS to run on it.
Asus has said multiple times that it is going to use Google's Android OS, but it hasn't done so yet. However, this company's CEO said recently that it is almost ready to put its products where its mouth is.
So far, Android hasn't lived up to its hype, but Brighthand's Ed Hardy predicts that by the end of this year there will be so many models running Google's mobile operating system on the market that no one will be able to doubt that it's here to stay.
Asus has begun demonstrating an Eee PC running Google's Android operating system. This prototype netbook is based on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. Updated
The release of the Garmin-Asus nvifone G60 has been moved back yet again. Ths navigation-oriented device is now expacted to launch about 18 months after it was first unveiled.
MSI is reportedly getting ready to unveil a netbook running Google's Android. This would make it one of several companies prepping very low cost laptops based on this operating system.
The Asus P835 will be a Windows Mobile Pro smartphone centered around a 3.5-inch, WVGA touchscreen. It will also sport a number of other high-end features, like the latest version of 3G high-speed wireless networking.
Google created Android to run on smartphones, but Asus is currently working on a low-cost laptop that will run this operating system.
Garmin-Asus have announced the nuvifone M20. This is the first Windows Mobile-based model in this series, and is an all-in-one phone, mobile web browser, and premium navigation system.
Garmin and Asus have announced a strategic alliance to combine their navigation and mobile phone expertise. Together, they plan to release a line of co-branded location-centric smartphones.
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