7 is anything official yet, it's expectable that
working on a Windows Mobile 6.x follower which is - most likely - the number 7.
However, if today's information turns out to be true, Microsoft might want to
skip 7 in favor of 8 already (at least 8 is a lucky number) because - according
Beyond Binary (a CNet News blog) - Microsoft has recently informed some of
its partners that it has had to delay Windows Mobile 7. Partners (like ODMs and
carriers) who had expected to have a final release in their hands by early next
year have been told now that the new Windows Mobile platform won't be ready
until the second half of next year, sources told CNET News.
Definitely bad news because Windows Mobile urgently need its refresh and if
Windows Mobile 7 is postponed to the second half of 2009, it's most likely that
we will not see devices before end of 2009. Nevertheless, every bad news also
have a positive aspect and in this case it means you don't have to hold up for a
new device but you can get your new i900 Omnia, Touch Diamond, Touch Pro or
Touch HD today already because it will last for the next 12 months anyway.
Cheers ~ Arne