Microsoft to ship smart-phone software 'any day now'

After repeated delays, Microsoft is finally ready to ship its Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 software, formerly code-named Stinger, in the coming weeks but mobile phones based on the software may not appear for up to six months after its release, a company executive said here Tuesday.

"The smart-phone [software] is going to be released literally any day now," said Roberto Cazzaro, international director at Microsoft's Mobility Division. "It's a question of weeks."

Although Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 is nearly ready to ship, phones based on the software are unlikely to appear for up to six more months, as hardware makers ready their phones for mass production and mobile operators continue network trials using phones based on the software,

News source: Infoworld

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