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Microsoft Presents Windows Phone 7 Series, MWC 2010

by on Feb.17, 2010, under Computer, Gadgets, Mobile, News, Technology

Windows Phone 7 Series

Windows Phone 7 Series. Remeber the name because its “The Next Big Thing”. Yesterday, At MWC 2010 Barcelona, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the next generation of Windows Phones, Windows Phone 7 Series. It features a completely altered home screen and user interface experience, robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration, and vastly new and improved social networking tools. The Xbox integration will include LIVE games, avatars, and profiles, while the Zune end of things appears to be a copy of the standalone device’s features.

“Today, I’m proud to introduce Windows Phone 7 Series, the next generation of Windows Phones,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “In a crowded market filled with phones that look the same and do the same things, I challenged the team to deliver a different kind of mobile experience. Windows Phone 7 Series marks a turning point toward phones that truly reflect the speed of people’s lives and their need to connect to other people and all kinds of seamless experiences.”

Windows Phone 7 Series

Instead of start screen there are “Tiles” which scroll vertically and can be customized as quick launches, links to contacts, or self contained widgets. The look of the OS has also been radically upended, mirroring the Zune HD experience closely, replete with that large, iconic text for menus, and content transitions which elegantly slide a user into and out of different views. The OS is also heavily focused on social networking, providing integrated contact pages which show status updates from multiple services and allow fast jumps to richer cloud content.

There are six different tiles on the home screen on specific themes like for social networking, for gaming, for music etc. etc.

Partners from around the world AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange, SFR, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telstra, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, and manufacturers Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC Corp., HP, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Qualcomm Inc. have committed to include Windows Phone 7 Series in their portfolio plans.

The phones will be on sale by the holiday season 2010.

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Rohit

    Windows Phone 7 for sure is going to be a hit because “It is a meaningful phone OS and almost most of the things that I or you could wish from the Smartphone we carry today.”

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