In the very early hours of the morning, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer keynoted in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2011. Naturally Ballmer spent time discussing the recent Nokia deal, but then called on Joe Belfiore to demonstrate some of the upcoming WP7.5 (Mango) features due later this year. These included:
- IE9 Mobile with hardware acceleration
- Multitasking (read: fast-app switching)
- SkyDrive integration
- Kinect support
Problem is, there’s actually an update WP7 users are waiting for now. Originally scheduled for January, it’s now been delayed till the ‘first couple of weeks in March’. So how is that the first update to the WP7 platform is less than a month away, but Microsoft seems completely incapable of locking down an actual release date. It’ll be 6 months since WP7 devices started shipping before the first update to the platform lands.
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