Well this is more than a pleasant surprise: both PPCGeeks and MobileTechWorld have gotten some juicy rumors about Windows Mobile 7 which will apparently be renamed Windows Phone 7. They call the rumors “truly amazing” and everything leaked bodes well for Microsoft’s mobile department.
The rumors state that Windows Phone 7 has a UI codenamed METRO that closely resembles the Zune HD. That’s a good thing, supported by their descriptors of “very clean” and “alive”. They’re also saying that the Windows Phone 7 browsing experience is better and faster than that of the iPhone 3GS. Wow. If that’s true, Microsoft could make quite a splash and instantly become a major player in what currently seems like a two horse race. Throw full XBOX gaming integration into the mix – something none of their competitors have or will ever have – and things are sounding up.
A couple downsides include the lack of multi-tasking and Flash support. But in my opinion, the positives far outweigh the negatives according to these rumors.