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: Comment by Laurence
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 16th Feb 2010 20:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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I'm wondering if MS are shooting themselves in the foot by having such a strict control over hardware when Android is fast gaining popularity.


I think the tight control is a good move. In the past it was a pain to get updates, and now it should be easier with a central contact point. This should also help with time to market. The handset makers won't have to tweak the OS as much, and they can concentrate on hardware innovations. Also, remember manufactures love installing crapware. Hopefully this policy will cut down on that.

I'll support anything that makes phones closer to the PC model.

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