If Microsoft unveils Zune-like software for mobile phones on Monday, it might attract some badly needed interest. The company's efforts in the smartphone realm have paled next to the successful Apple and RIM models in recent years.
"This is kind of their last chance," said Forrester analyst Charles Golvin. "If Windows Mobile doesn't get it right this time around, they're probably toast."Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is expected to announce a major revamp of its phone software Monday, in an attempt to regain momentum in a crucial market where it's been overshadowed.CEO Steve Ballmer will be speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the world's largest cellphone trade show, and analysts expect him to reveal Windows Mobile 7. The software could be in phones by late this year.