Rumor: MWg to Launch Windows Mobile 7 Device This Year

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One fun rumor bopping around the phone sites is that MWg, the smartphone maker previously known as O2 Asia, will be rolling out a Windows Mobile 7 phone in the fourth quarter of 2008, specifically the Flame II shown above. That's about a year earlier than we last heard. Everyone sounds skeptical, but you never know, the timeline could have been Boy Genius, or to see the whole MWg presentation, have a accelerated because WM6 isn't exactly a crowd pleaser. If you want a more complete roadmap, check out Boy Genius; for the original video presentation from MWg, look at MoDaCo. Either way, take it with a grain or two of salt. [MoDaCo via BGR]

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It's about time manufacturers took screen sizes seriously. 2.8" is decent, but if they intend on using VGA or better resolution in a compact device, they should at least use a screen size of 3" or larger. The Flame is a good example of a decent screen and resolution match (but a bit bulky).

Hopefully the Flame 2 will be lighter.