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Windows Phone 7 Series Xbox screen
It comes as no surprise to anyone that Microsoft finally made their Windows Mobile 7 plans public at MWC this morning. The name of their next generation devices is Windows Phone 7 Series. Microsoft started naming their device Windows Phones last year in a rather ineffective campaign that hasn’t yet seemed to stick with consumers. By stating Windows Phone 7 as a series it gives us the impression that we will see multiple types of devices and platforms designed for a number of people. The press release is quite vague about what to expect in this next generation hardware, but we will see Xbox LIVE games, Zune music and video, and a dedicated Bing button on future devices. The experiences of Windows Phone 7 Series are organized around Windows Phone hubs that will bring you different content, applications and services.
Zune is well integrated into Windows Phone 7 Series and it looks like my Zune HD may be superceded.
People are important
Interacting with your contacts is a major capability on your device.
Photos on WP7
People like to share photos and with WP7 you can do this easily.
Typical WP7 home screen
Here is a typical home screen on Windows Phone 7.
WP7 gallery 1
WP7 gallery 2