Microsoft has quietly revealed that their upcoming mobile operation system, Windows Mobile 7, has been delayed until the second half of 2009.
No comment from Microsoft on the move, but with the iPhone and Android operating systems getting all the attention right now and Palm’s next major OS release coming (one day) hopefully the extra time means it will be extra polished.
According to a BGR tipster, the BlackBerry Bold, won’t be hitting AT&T until October 2nd, nearly five months after when it was initially expected.
The Bold is already available in Canada and Europe, so what’s the reason for the delay in the US? Not sure.
Maybe AT&T is worried about adding another hot 3G handset that will use a lot of bandwidth until some issue with their network are addressed?
Of course, this tip could be all wrong and A&T may still be releasing the bold in early September as some other report said. We’ll see, I guess…
Sprint’s upcoming XOHM WiMAX service, currently in operation in the Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. areas, will be delayed for the rest of the country by a couple of extra months.
According to Sprint Nextel spokesperson Jeff Chaltas, the delay is so that they can improve the backhaul side of the network, giving the network more bandwidth to handle the high amount of traffic that is expected.
“You need a lot of backhaul capacity to do what’s required for WiMAX.”
Another side benefit of the delay is that more devices that can take advantage of WiMAX should be available “making for a better experience and a wider range of devices for our XOHM customers.”
No official word from Apple on this, but according to BusinessWeek a source is telling them that it is running from 1 to 3 weeks late.
The SDK is expected to be released before the end of this month, so we’ll know whether this is true or not very soon…