MWC 2010 - A Look at Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series


Hands-on with Windows Phone 7 Series

Hands-on with Windows Phone 7 Series

We managed to get some hands-on time with a prototype unit running the Windows Phone 7 Series. While it is still in the early stages and there's still quite some time for the OS to reach retail units, we were duly impressed. The interface
was intuitive, and transitions across the various hubs were seamless. Tiles were adequately sized, giving our thumbs ample room to work with. As mentioned, we should be expecting devices powered by Windows Phone 7 Series by the end of 2010. In the meantime, if you like to see how the OS performs, here are a few shots of it in action.

At first glance, the Windows Phone 7 Series lock screen is just a wallpaper . Slide your fingers up (and enter an unlocking password if required), and you're ready to go.

The home screen houses dynamic data, with live feeds reaching the tiles as listed here.

According to Microsoft, you can add as many live tiles as you wish on the home screen. Tiles can be rearranged according to each tiles' usage priority.

Microsoft's search engine, Bing, plays a critical role in Windows Phone 7 Series. More data will be populated on the Bing server , which will be included on Windows Phone 7 Series during its eventual rollout.

Windows Live will be the key to all your social networking sites, with full integration into the Windows 7 Phone Series.