Microsoft has informed their investors that Windows Mobile 7, formerly slated for early 2009, would be pushed back for a release sometime in late (second half) 2009. Microsoft did not comment as to any specific reasons for the setback, but it's hard to see the Android launch timing as a complete coincidence (though maybe it is and the entire tech world is not driven by deep, dark conspiracies). [CNET]
More from Gizmodo
If this means a WinMo that isn't a messy pile, then it's all for the better I suppose. For now, I'm guessing that Windows Mobile will be on nicer hardware than Android, which is a shame.