Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Feb 2011 20:54 UTC
Windows So, Mobile World Congress is going on over in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and there, Steve Ballmer held a little speech about Windows Phone 7's past, present, and future. Especially the future interests us, as a lot's been planned for this year: copy/paste, hardware-accelerated mobile Internet Explorer 9, and, yes, multitasking!
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by kaiwai on Wed 16th Feb 2011 01:54 UTC
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In other news the MBU (Mac Business Unit) has officially shipped (via AppStore) 'Windows Phone 7 Connector' with rumours that Zune maybe receiving WP7 update as well which should translate into support for Zune on Mac OS X.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35607/microsoft-windows-phone-7-co...

I'm holding out for a WP7 phone as soon as it arrives on the Telecom XT Network - I can parallel import a phone from the US (AT&T since XT Network uses 850/2100) but they're locked down majorly thus the pain isn't worth the trouble.

Regarding the Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration, are they using XNA for the hardware acceleration because if I remember correctly Windows Phone 7 doesn't have the full DirectX/DirectWrite/Direct2D unless they're going to add such functionality at a later release - DirectWrite/Direct2D being based on top of XNA.

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