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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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Karitku on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Karitku
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Will it sync with Mac?
My first respons, who the f--k cares you are talking 5% of users. Most likely it won't sync but it will sync with cloud and probaply work as usb memory(since they support SD cards).

Multi-touch?

Yes, shows in proto unit. Is part of Chassis 1 spec.
Marketplace? What will the deal be with this?

It will be there but it will be reboot, which is good since now Marketplace is half-assed. No old programs will work with new UI.
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.

It will be intresting how this UI work. It reminds bit WebOS. For developers there is couple new things like "tiles" and how you use those to present information. Also it's unclear how third party apps work but I would guess thru "hubs" as external parts. And thank god they finally thrown away stupid multichassis style, now only Nokia seems to wander that way which is valley of death.

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