You might already have expected this, but it’s been confirmed that existing devices running Windows Mobile 6.x will not be getting an upgrade to Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS when it’s released around the end of the year, and that includes the highly-rated HTC HD2. According to Natasha Kwan, General Manager for Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business in the APAC region, the HD2 doesn’t qualify as it doesn’t have three buttons (it has five). The complete requirements for Windows Phone 7 devices haven’t been confirmed yet, but that should be unveiled at this month’s MIX developer conference in Vegas. The good news is that Microsoft won’t be ditching WinMob 6.x users just yet, as there are many enterprise users and business apps for the OS. Of course, it’s probably only a matter of time before it’s phased out in favor of Windows Phone 7, though the upcoming 6.5.3 update should help keep WinMob 6.x chugging along. Are you looking forward to Windows Phone 7 series, or have you already been lured to the iPhone or Android-powered devices?
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