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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Looks very nice at first glance, but
by kragil on Mon 15th Feb 2010 16:14 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

I have to see it in action to form a opinion, but I guess this is yet another platform and because it isn't really suitable for the enterprise (will MS keep supporting WinMo6?) and I really don't have high hopes how extensible the platform will be.

I just need more cold hard facts and some hands on experience, but my initial feeling is that this might compete with the Iphone.

Edited 2010-02-15 16:15 UTC

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vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

Microsoft stated in the run-up to 7Series that they would have both platforms available in parallel. Which is most likely code for "lets not piss off our old partners and users too much, but this new thing is what we care about".

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