It was very much expected, and it happened! Microsoft unveiled the much anticipated Windows Mobile 7 during a press conference at Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona, Spain. CEO Steve Ballmer made the announcement about new operating system, that thay have been working on.
Windows Phone 7 Series, yes this is the brand name for the microsoft’s next generation of windows phone. All Windows 7 smartphones will be united under this brand name. With a smart design, good looking UI and integrated features the 7 series has been rebuilt from the ground up. A completely new OS for the smarphones. The user interface that wasn’t looked at for the past 10 years, has been changed for the sake of good Multimedia expereince and real-time feaures. As per reports, there is no flash support in the initial launch.
Windows Phone 7 Series is much about integrated set of experience on a phone through Windows Phone hubs. Hubs bring together the related content from various services, simplifying it to a single view. Six hubs which simplify the common tasks have been built on the activities, that matter the most to people-
- People- An engaging social experience, bringing together relevant content based on the person, including his or her live feeds from social networks and photos. A one stop to post updates on various social networking websites at once!
- Pictures- Bringing together a user’s photos by integrating with the Web and PC, making the phone the ideal place to view a person’s entire picture and video collection.
- Music + Video- Turn your media experience into a social one with Zune Social on a PC and share their media recommendations with like-minded music lovers.
- Games- Xbox LIVE experience on a phone, including Xbox LIVE games, spotlight feed and the ability to see a gamer’s avatar, achievements and gamer profile. Million of active members around the world, Xbox LIVE unlocks a world of friends, games and entertainment on Xbox 360.
- Office- Access to Office, OneNote and SharePoint Workspace all in one place, users can easily read, edit and share documents.
- Marketplace- This hub allows the user to easily discover and load the phone with certified applications and games.
Demo may provide you a better idea about its features-
[Links – Microsoft , Engadget ]
A few words from the CEO of Microsoft corp., Steve Ballmer-
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.
Ir seems Microsoft looks all set to clash Head on with Apple’s iPhone! Let us know, what you think about this latest venture from Microsoft ? Does Apple has something to worry about??