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 Thom_Holwerda
by nt_jerkface on Mon 15th Feb 2010 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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But the future of phones will be much more capable and open IMO.

People don't care about open, they buy phones for functionality. They'd rather have TV show rentals than some geeky ideal. Most programmers I know in fact would rather have a good game selection than root access. The people behind Android seem to be unaware of this.

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