Windows Phone 7 is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to their Windows Mobile platform.
It originally launched in Europe and Asia on October 21, 2010, and is due to launch in the US on November 8, 2010.
In this video, Jon Rettinger will be giving you a review and overview of the device as well as whether it will give you a run for your money. Microsoft offers a new user interface, integrates the operating system with other services, and plans to strictly control the hardware it runs on on this new device.
According to Microsoft, all Windows Phone 7 devices must include the following:
|Minimum Windows Phone 7 device requirements|
|Capacitive, 4-point multitouch screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution|
|1 GHz ARM v7 “Cortex/Scorpion” or better processor|
|DirectX9 rendering-capable GPU|
|256MB of RAM with at least 8GB of Flash memory|
|Accelerometer with compass, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and Assisted GPS|
|5-megapixel camera with flash|
|FM radio tuner|
|6 dedicated hardware buttons – back, Start, search, camera, power/sleep and Volume Up and Down.