Today at MWC 2010, Microsoft announced it’s most rumored Windows Phone 7 Series.
With Windows Phone 7 series, Microsoft has re-invented Mobile OS, building it from ground up. I can bet that we haven’t seen such interface in the past, yes Zune had but was very limited.
The primary aim of Windows Phone 7 is to integrate applications inside hubs (as Microsoft calls it). It’s kind of same idea what SonyEricsson is doing with Vivaz, but it’s much more intuitive and promising. The feel of the OS clean, smooth and things really look out to be “organized” the way they have ever been done before.
The home screen and user interface experience is all alive giving you the live and recent things first. The appealing part is the robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration, and vastly new and improved social networking tools.
The 7 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 (such as photo galleries, videos). The Xbox integration will include LIVE games, avatars, and profiles, while the Zune end of things appears to be a carbon copy of the standalone device’s features (including FM radio).
Microsoft seems to be taking a much more vertical approach with hardware and user experience, dictating rigid specs for 7 Series devices. They are hardcoding a specific CPUspeed, screen aspect ratio and resolution, memory, and even 3 button configuration(Search, Start, back).
Carrier partnerships are far and wide, including AT&T (coz of iPhone?), Orange, SFR, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, and several others while hardware partners include Sony Ericsson, Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC, HP, LG, Samsung, Toshiba and Qualcomm.
As far as apps are concerned, Microsoft claims to have built new SDK that enable develoeprs to develop Rich applications, more on that in March.
Enough on Talks, Get the feel of the phone With these 2 Official Videos: