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]: Hmmm....
by The1stImmortal on Tue 16th Feb 2010 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm...."
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WM is developed with CE as a base, not the other way around. Don't worry about supermarkets and stuff ;)

I'm aware of that - but there's CE (as used in a very wide range of devices) and then theres the Windows Mobile/PocketPC branch of CE which is exclusive to handheld devices and for which the phone parts are just an optional module. (thank Microsoft's fluid naming conventions and it being midnight for the lack of clarity in by above post there) Many of those handheld commercial/industrial solutions are built on the WM/PPC platform.

What I was saying was that unless WP7 is just a very thin layer atop the same Windows Mobile/PocketPC base, then Microsoft's in for a lot of work keeping both WM/PPC and WP7 maintained.

To be honest though that was the least developed and probably the most minor of my points (which was why it was last) - realistically any of Microsoft's market problems aren't my problems.

Edited 2010-02-16 20:32 UTC

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