We were looking forward to Windows Mobile 7 making a grand debut in 2009, but it seems we’ll have to wait a little longer.

Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Windows Mobile 6.5 will be the new version of WM that will come out in 2009, and only after then will we see Windows Mobile 7 which we’re guessing would be in 2010. Unfortunately, aside from the assurance that Window Mobile 6.5 will be released next year, no further details as to its features nor its exact release date were revealed. I guess we'll just have to wait for 2009 to get more juicy info on this new iteration of Windows Mobile, but to be quite honest, we’re a bit disappointed that it’s not Windows Mobile 7 we’ll be seeing next year.

For what it's worth, at least Microsoft is updating WM 6.1. Despite it already being a relatively new OS, apparently it's still not good enough to rival the new breed of mobile OS's out now such as Android and the iPhone's mobile OSX. You better get your act together Microsoft unless you want to drop even further down in the rankings.