Microsoft's Steve Ballmer to host Windows Phone announcements at MWC 2010

Microsoft officials have confirmed to Neowin that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be hosting the Windows Phone Press Conference at Mobile World Congress 2010 next week.

The confirmation of Steve Ballmer's attendance signals a significant product announcement next week in Barcelona. Neowin sources have confirmed that Ballmer will unveil Windows Mobile 7 which will include a Zune HD like interface codenamed "Metro", Xbox and Bing intergration (including navigation), Zune music software and improved games support.

Microsoft are expected to demo several features of the new smartphone operating system but devices will not be available immediately and will ship later in the year.

Neowin will be attending Mobile World Congress 2010 and live blogging the event with Long Zheng from The conference will also be available as a live webcast from

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