Windows Mobile 7 To Come In Two Versions?

Folks at WMExperts are reporting that they have heard from several sources that Windows Mobile 7 shall actually come in two versions – Business Edition and Media edition.  It is also said that the official name for WinMo 7 shall actually be “Seven” and also it is possible that the two editions are referred by more fanciful names and not just ‘Business’ and ‘Media’ plainly.

So, what else do we know? Here are some specs gathered from another rumor posted at MobileCrunch

  • Very different from WinMo 6.X and is also backwards incompatible
  • Very close to Zune HD kernel and shall work best on OLED screens
  • Seven will use Apple-like notification system
  • Will not have background processing
  • It does not come with any customization – No system resource access, threaded processing
  • Based to a major extent on Silverlight and .NET and will not run WinMo 6.X code
  • Focused majorly on Business functionalities and Gaming (including Xbox Live functionality)

The actual announcement is expected to happen on February 15.

[via WMExperts, MobileCrunch]