ASUS looked all set to be the first Windows Phone 7 Series manufacturers. However, unspecified setbacks may well see the new handsets slip from their proposed Christmas 2010 release date to sometime in 2011.
Speaking to Microsoft partners about the planned phones, analyst Ashok Kumar confirmed that the phones were very much “still alive”, but was unable to reveal what is causing the delays.
Could the Windows 7 mobile OS be problematic to work with? Cast your mind back to before the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5; it seemed forever delayed, and we could be set to experience a similarly lengthy wait for the release of these new phones.
Microsoft showcased the new WinMo 7 phones at last weeks MWC, revealing an impressive Zune-looking operating system with cloud and social networking features at the forefront, representing a massive overhaul from Windows Mobile 6.5.
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