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 Ikshaar on Tue 16th Feb 2010 17:28 UTC
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... monochrome and big squares "icons"... happy 1974 ?!

ok there is the animations, but still the sex-appeal is missing on that thing.

Last time I had a device with Windows Mobile was around 2000 (iPAQ)... but that won't bring me back. Apple has obviously the best UI but locked in device, Android has open model but UI could use some polishing, now WinMo has neither. Odd move.

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RE: wooo
by MysterMask on Tue 16th Feb 2010 23:18 in reply to "wooo"
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Odd move.

Agree. And funny how people claiming how big they miss multitasking or flash or how they hate iTunes and lock in and .. now don't bother about the same things when the label reads Microsoft. Who is actually having reality distortion problems?

In short: A desperate 'Wait before you skip WinMo altoghether: we promise to deliver an all new and shiny Me-too touch OS sometimes later (maybe even before 2011)'.

They did that with Windows several times before but I guess the world is not waiting for MS this time ..

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