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 Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Feb 2010 18:27 UTC
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Holy crap, in the Channel9 video, they show just how much thought has been put into this. The text/icons inside the circle buttons rotates along the rest of the UI as you switch from portrait to landscape.

The buttons stay where they are, but the text or icons inside them rotates. Very thoughtful.

EDIT: Oh and heck, it goes even further: you can choose white-on-black text, or black-on-white. Nice touch.

Edited 2010-02-15 18:31 UTC

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