Monday, February 15, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series (Formerly called Windows Mobile 7)

There has been a lot of buzz around Microsoft's latest mobile phone operating system. I hope to be involved with this product as much as possible and will blog the detals that I can as they are made available. While the buzz has referred to this as "Windows Mobile 7" the platform has been officially renamed to "Windows Phone" and the next release is named, "7 Series."

Highlights of the announcement include a completely revamped user interface with Zune and XBox Live integration.

To get an overview of what the phone looks like, see demos, and catch updates, visit the official website at http://windowsphone7series.com/.

According to Steve Ballmer during the press release at the Mobile World Congress 2010, the phone will be available to purchase by Christmas 2010.

Here some Twitter feeds of individuals related to the project and tags to follow for official updates:

Take a look at the Channel 9 first look "hands on demo": First Look Windows Phone 7 Series Hands on Demo.

The development platform and related toolsets will be announced at MIX 2010. Take a look at this exclusive offer to learn how to build applications for the new platform for attendees: Windows Phone 7 Series Offer for MIX10 Attendees.

That's all I've got, everything that is known right now can be found on these various sites. As I mentioned, I hope to be involved with this platform as much as possible over the next few months and will blog updates as they become generally available to the public.

Enjoy!

Jeremy Likness

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