updated 01:45 pm EST, Sat January 30, 2010
New Win Mobile to get renamed, due at MWC
Microsoft has inadvertently removed the last doubts about its Mobile World Congress plans by posting an event listing. A day of presentations at Energize IT in Ottawa, Canada on March 30th makes specific reference to "Windows Phone 7" along with the company's usual fare. The slip confirms both a rebadge of Windows Mobile as well as that the OS update should be revealed at MWC in mid-February.
The particular naming scheme lends credence to rumors that mentioned the name change. These so far have included Zune user interface elements that may extend past just the media player as well as the integration of Mediaroom IPTV, Silverlight and Xbox Live. Windows Phone 7 devices are all expected to be high-end media devices with 1GHz or faster processors and wide VGA touchscreens that would help Microsoft's software compete against expected iPhone updates. [via Microsoft Kitchen]