While we wait for NoDo in early March, we’re hearing that IE Mobile 9 will be in the Mango update. IE Mobile 9 will reportedly offer HTML 5 support. Microsoft hopes to get the release out to handset makers in time for their holiday release schedules. The August/September timeframe for release makes sense if that’s the plan.
Windows Phone 7 currently runs IE Mobile, which is technically IE Mobile 7. It’s still not clear if there will be any updates between NoDo and Mango, with conflicting reports on both sides. Some big changes include support for multitasking for third party apps and integration of Twitter into the People Hub.
Still plenty of speculation, but this is coming from Mary-Jo Foley, who is a known Microsoft insider. Officially, Microsoft had no comment. Let’s hope we learn more next week at Mobile World Congress.