Introduction:Microsoft’s new mobile OS– successor to Windows Mobile.o Based on Windows CE kernel.o Released on November 8, 2010.o Supports 25 Languages.o Offers a new user interface with its “Metro” design.
Features:•Touch-Friendly User Interface•Social and Productivity Hubs•Microsoft Office.•Skydrive for Cloud Storage (25GB).•Zune Player and Xbox Live•Bing Map
Update:• Windows Phone to run on low-cost devices with256 MB RAM and low clock CPU.• Better media messaging.• Location awareness icon.• When an app is accessing the phone’s currentlocation information, an icon will appear next to thebattery status indicator.• Export and manage contacts to SIM card. Previously, Windows Phones only allowsimporting of contacts from a SIM card.
Future: Support for different resolutions. Native code support, simplified porting from Androidand iOS. Native Bitlocker encryption. DataSmart tracks and reports usage via app and livetile. Proxy server will compress websites in InternetExplorer 10 up to 30 percent. NFC Support. Support for multi-cores
Windows vs Android:• Windows Phone boots faster then Android and iOS.• Integrated graphics.• IE 9 faster then Android web browser.• Best User Interface.
Developers ? Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 • Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition (IDE) • .net, C#, Visual Basic, XAML, XNA, Silverlight. • Support for Windows 8.
Marketplace: http://create.msdn.com Also called as “AppHub”. Registration fee: • For Developers $99. • For Student FREE. – Try before you buy feature in Windows Phone Market.
Conclusion Windows Phone is a best user interface mobile operating system. Don’t just flow with the waves of Android but get what you want from a phone. As Microsoft said: “Windows Phone – Put people first.”