Windows Phone 7 devices locked into 3 main designs?

Логотип Windows Phone 7 SeriesDevices using Windows Phone 7 will have just three main form factors to choose from, the company said during the most recent episode of the Frankly Speaking podcast. The hosts, who are both Developer Evangelists for Microsoft Australia, confirmed details of the chassis program that had been rumored for much of last year. Chassis 1 is now known to be limited to full-touchscreen phones that use a 1GHz processor or faster and will be the first to meet the late 2010 shipping target.

Chassis 2 phones will resemble many common Windows Mobile phones and combine a touchscreen with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Chassis 3 isn't explained but is likely to involve phones with fixed-in-place keyboards. Other chassis details weren't discussed, though Microsoft has already said that Chassis 1 hardware will need a wide VGA (800x480) or better display. 3G, GPS and Wi-Fi are also believed to be requirements.

The policies are a stark contrast against Microsoft's attitude towards Windows Mobile, where it has often touted choice of design as a positive. Windows Phone 7 is intended to provide much tighter integration between hardware and software and will have Microsoft writing and supplying many of the drivers itself, which should speed up development and permit fast firmware updates but also limit the variety of hardware. Vendors like Apple and Palm have lately been given favorable reviews precisely because their mobile OS interfaces and features are often tailored to a narrow range of hardware.

Alongside the chassis details, it's also rumored that many of the Xbox-style games built using XNA may not be possible until Windows Phone 7.1, which is unlikely to show until 2011. The source behind the slip didn't explain why, although it's implied the developer framework for outside apps isn't ready.

Source: electronista

Tags: mobile phones, Windows Phone 7

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
 
Intel was the number 1 ranked supplier with a 9.2% share of the worldwide semiconductor market
 
Improved software will power more accurate facial rec
 
The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS
 
Galaxy X already got some certifications
 
The smart speaker is based on an AI virtual assistant
 
You won't have to leave what you're doing to respond to a chat
 
Apple is working with Intel on 5G hardware for future iPhones
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)