During a press conference held at the Consumer Electronics Show today, LG confirmed they will be bringing Windows Mobile 7 powered devices to market this year.
Interestingly the phrase "late this year" was not used but simply "this year". LG also confirmed it has two smartphones it will be launching tomorrow at CES. In early December 2009 Microsoft rep Phil Moore confirmed that we won't see Windows Mobile 7 phones on the market until late 2010.
In September last year, Microsoft confirmed that the current team of 1,000 developers, working on Windows Mobile 7, are planning to feature social networks as a key element of Windows Mobile 7. Since September it has been quiet on the Windows Mobile 7 front. Microsoft officials confirmed they would talk about Windows Mobile 7 at the upcoming MIX 2010 conference in March next year. Microsoft also posted what appeared to be a concept UI for Windows Mobile 7 on the Office 2010 mobile site.