Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to talk up Windows Mobile 7 at the Mobile World Congress next week. We hope you'll turn first for the smartphone news to Network World, but if you're looking for a variety of viewpoints, these blogs will round things out for you.
BGR (Boy Genius Report): The mysterious Boy Genius and friends blog about mobile gadgets from Apple, RIM and others, and more often than not, are the first ones out with the information. Blog posts cover everything from the latest device rumors to straight financial news. One sign that this is a go-to site: The hundreds of comments posted by readers on the site's blog entries.
Cool Smartphone: Tackles Windows Mobile, iPhone and Android happenings. Refers to Windows Mobile as WinMo, and suggests Microsoft needs to make Windows Mobile cool by exploiting the goodwill from the Windows 7 rollout.
IntoMobile: This blog is handled by a crew of 7 editors and has been around since 2005. IntoMobile's coverage spans all of the major wireless device vendors and carriers, features a slick system for navigating by vendor and boasts a page with financial information on key players as well. Video and audio content round things out on this site.
Microsoft Windows Team Blog: Microsoft folded its Windows Mobile Blog into its overall Windows blog in July 2009 (hmmm, what does that tell us?) The company still offers a dedicated Windows Mobile Developer Blog, but it isn't updated frequently.
MS Mobiles: Describes itself as "The Fox News of Windows Mobile." Has an insider, sometimes cheeky tone. Features annoying little flashing comments icons.
MobilitySite: A little less bloggy feeling than some of the others, covers the gamut from Windows Mobile to iPhones.
PinStack: This "Smartphone Professionals Alliance" caters to enthusiasts, developers and corporate professionals with a mix of news, forums and reviews on Windows Mobile and other smartphone technologies.
wmBlast: One of a number of "Blast" sites covering mobile technologies. Has an old school URL, referring to Microsoft's old Pocket PC name for mobile computing devices.
WMPoweruser: With Windows Mobile 7 around the corner, the staff at WMPpoweruser is keeping busy. The site features the latest on apps, rumors and Windows Mobile news.
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