BIG IN 2009 – Windows Mobile 7

We hate to say it, but Windows Mobile is a bit old hat. Which is a shame because some of the phones that use it are, quite frankly, gorgeous. It&rsquo

We hate to say it, but Windows Mobile is a bit old hat. Which is a shame because some of the phones that use it are, quite frankly, gorgeous.

It’s like having a stunning looking other half who’s not quite there upstairs - if you catch our drift. Makers like HTC and Sony Ericsson, responsible for the pretty Xperia X1, are doing their best though and resorting to putting their own front-ends on to cheer things up.

Rumours have it that Windows Mobile 7, its latest mobile OS, will be delayed until late in 2009. But, if the other rumours are true, that it will use extensive gesture control and motion-sensitivity as well as multi-touch screen actions then a) hooray and b) don’t release it until you have got it right, MS.

With Apple’s iPhone dominance they can’t afford to sit around fiddling with their Zunes, 2009 will be the year Windows Mobile fights back.

Read our full array of gadget predictions for 2009 in this month's issue of Stuff Magazine