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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by apoclypse on Mon 15th Feb 2010 17:58 UTC
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Am I the only one who thinks multitask was nixed as well? I can't really tell from the video but he kept exiting from applications with the start or back button to go into other applications. Very similar to what the iPhone does. This was rumored so I'm not surprised if they did do that. In-fact though the UI is radically different in presentation the concepts seem very much like an iPhone in functionality, again I'm only speculating from the video. Until I use one I kind of don't know how I feel about the UI, I think I would hate scrolling to the side like that all the time to get to things.

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