The latest Windows Phone 7 and MWC rumors

I thought that I would comment on the latest Windows Phone 7 and Mobile World Congress rumor making the rounds today. Digitimes is now claiming (based on their “own” sources) that Microsoft is going to unveil a new batch of Windows Phone 7 devices during MWC in February and that the Asus E600 is going to be one of them. First off I would like to point out (did it earlier on Twitter) that when Digitimes doesn’t name its “sources” they are nearly always wrong (I highly suggest to take a look at the sites past claims about the iPad and other tech préductions if you want to have a good laugh…). Secondly, AFAIK the Asus E600 is never going to hit retailand is only used as a developer device by Microsoft (similar to the LG GW910 and Samsung Taylor, and the first WP7 prototype wy saw which was the Asus Galaxy 6). But don’t take my word here,just think for a second. Would Asus / Microsoft “unveil” a device that has already been officially shown publicly by Microsoft employees all over the world (you can see it being used many of the PDC10 keynotes) ?

Similar claims were made about the LG Panther / GW910 by sites who claimed that it will hit AT&T because it hit the FCC (please note that the Asus E600 passed the FCC 6 months ago) ,bla bla, that’ it’s the LG Optimus 7 etc and I constantly posted here that this wasn’t the case at all. Now we all know how it turned out. Anyway, It’s a hot rumor season right know because of CES, MWC and WWDC so take everything you read with a heavy grain of salt…