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Microsoft has completely started over with its Windows 7 series, creating a mobile operating system that combines the visual appeal of Bing…

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Microsoft has completely started over with its Windows 7 series, creating a mobile operating system that combines the visual appeal of Bing with the functionality of a Zune music player.

At Mobile World Congress today, Microsoft provided an hour-long demonstration that attempted to get people excited about the platform again after years of lackluster innovations from Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT). The event today was a way for everyone to start talking the platform before the launch later this year in time for the holidays. Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer: “I think it

By Tricia Duryee

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  1. I have to admit I’m surprised at Microsoft. Throwing out the previous versions of Windows Mobile and going for broke with something completely different is so unlike the recent Microsoft. It’s really quite refreshing, and exactly what they needed to do in order to enter the market with something that didn’t just keep diminishing their market share.

    This is similarly to Palm when they went for broke with WebOS. Of course with Palm the stakes were bigger than they are for Microsoft. But pretty much everything applies including the need for this to be executed right. They can’t half ass it or allow it to be half assed by their partners. Will be interesting to see when they actually ship something how it turns out in real life. The video demo though looks awesome.

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