The guys over at PPCGeeks have come across some very interesting information on Windows Mobile 7 which appears to be making an apperance at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which kicks off just over a week away.
The list is not a confirmed list but some other sites have tonight said it is pretty much spot on and includes a few interesting developments such as no flash support at the start but it does have social network integration as well as XBox Integration for your Gamertag
What has to be the biggest let down for most people is the lack of Multi-Tasking, instead apps will ‘pause’ and have push notifications which sounds pretty much along the same lines as some other large company who makes a mobile phone and computer OS….now what were they called again? ;)
Update – A similar article has popped up on mobiletechworld.com
The below list of features is from PPCGeeks.com showing as “Breaking News” but with MWC coming up so soon we won’t have long to wait to see if this is real or not!
“The features are:
-The User Interface is based upon codename “METRO”. It will be very similar to the Zune HD User Interface with a complete revamp of the “Start” screen. The UI is “Very Clean”, “Soulful” and “Alive”
-Unfortunately there will be no Flash support at the get go as there was not enough time to implement these features.
-Windows Phone 7 will only support application installation through service based delivery. (i.e Marketplace). Application installation via storage card will not be possible.
– No Multi-Task support. Applications will “Pause” when in the background, however will support notifications via push notifications.
-Marketplace will now support “try before you buy” as well as an API
-No NETCF backwards compatibility. This means the original rumor of no backward compatibility for applications holds to be true. That being said, there are high hopes of porting the NetCF to the newer platform easily.
-Microsoft is confident that devices will be ready by September 2010
-Full Zune Integration
-Windows Mobile Device Center will no longer be used. Zune software to take over syncing via PC.
-OEM Interfaces will not be allowed to run on the device. Say goodbye to Sense UI / SPB Mobile Shell / Point UI / Infinity, etc, etc
-Full XBOX Gaming Integration (Gamer tag, achievements, friends, avatars, merchandising, etc)
-Full support for social networking”