Interest continues to grow over Microsoft’s intentions for next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Among the expectations are an update to its mobile software and services strategy.

This could extend to the unveiling of three mobile services:

  • SkyBox to synchronize a phone’s information with the web
  • SkyLine to synchronize with Microsoft Exchange servers
  • SkyMarket – a mobile marketplace.

If they take place, the announcements will set them up against Apple’s MobileMe and App Store.

Microsoft is also expected to reveal the latest update of Windows Mobile – version 6.5 – at the telco show.

The first tranche of WinMo 6.5-based devices could then be available in the third quarter of the year.

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