Sheesh, those Windows Mobile 7 rumours are now reaching fever pitch. This latest batch sounds so good it almost makes you understand why Microsoft are trying to keep things under control. Apparently two versions – Windows Phone 7 “Business Edition” and “Media Edition” will be launch, the latter a Zune-esque handset that’s been rumoured for quite some time. The former, apparently, will be a “lite” version for OEM’s to tweak with.
This is all slightly different to our current understanding that 6.5 and 7 will co-exist but it does sound plausible. The “Media Edition” will apparently feature full HD playback, full social-networking connectivity. Oh, and according to the whispers Microsoft is laying down the required specs. Two phones have come to the surface – a HTC Obsession and LG Apollo. The Obsession brings a 1Ghz Qualcomm CPU, 3.7″ AMOLED screen, 5 megapixel shooter and 720p video recording. The LG Apollo meanwhile has a whacking 10 megapixel camera, 3.8″ AMOLED screen running at 1280×720 WXGA, 1.3Ghz CPU and that 720p video recording once again.
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Update – There’s some interesting and slightly contradictory details at at mobilecrunch – apparently there is no Business Edition and the whole OS is based on Zune. It’ll run Silverlight, .NET and Microsoft will be giving minimum specs for it. As we heard before previous 6.5 code will NOT work and although multi-touch is in you’ll not be able to customize the OS.