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[2]: Comment by Laurence
by TBPrince on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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But actually, real problem with Windows Mobile pre-7 was the hell about resolution. Basically Microsoft was doing too much, by supporting too many resolutions to allow phone makers to do what they wanted regarding size, buttons placements and so on. It was great for makers which could use the same codebase for many different phones but no good for developers which had to support too many resolutions and also cope with landscape/portrait differences.

I'm waiting to know more about internal details too. Rumors weren't that pleasing.

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