Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 15:47 UTC
Windows So, after much, much speculation and many, many rumours, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Windows Phone 7 Series, its newest mobile operating system. Hold on to your hats, because uncharacteristically for the Redmond giant, they've rebuilt everything from the ground up - this system has little to no connection to the Windows Mobile of yore. I don't say this lightly - but dear lord, Windows Phone 7 Series is full of win. Update: Hands-on video from Engadget inside. Update II: There is no sync application. It's all done over-the-air, to the internet. Only videos and music are synced via the Zune software. Update III: Since I didn't mention it clearly, here it goes: Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break. There is no backwards compatibility at all. Update IV: Channel9 has a 22-minute in-depth demonstration of Windows Phone 7 Series.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:04 UTC
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A good UI—great, awesome, thanks! But the iPhone is tough competition:

* Will it sync with Mac?
* Multi-touch?
* Marketplace? What will the deal be with this?
* GPS/Compass/Camera/Gaming cred

Microsoft will have a tough sell now that the iPhone is established, but this certainly is the UI for it. I’m very glad they’ve done their own thing their own way.

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