Early this year, smartphones have been in mobile market and are making its margin to the top. On October 11, 2010 - Monday, Microsoft launched its version of Smartphone in the name of Windows Phone 7. Eventhough it is considered late in release, this phone is unique and has the proud feature called Tiles. These tiles represent the applications that users prefer to be displayed in the start-up screen. Moving forward, Windows Phone 7 uses an elegant operating system which is not present or used in any early version of smartphones.
This new phone will make its debut in European markets on October 21 while on November 8, US markets will take its turn.
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Here are some of the Windows Phone 7 (Seven) Features:
1. Start Screen (Blue)
The Start screen on Windows Phone 7 puts what’s most important to phone users front-and-center, making it obvious and accessible.
2. People Hub: Friends & Contact Info, Connect on the Go
The People Hub is meant to be “Command Central” for how people communicate today, pulling in Facebook status updates and providing contact information and phone numbers. Users can take actions like responding to updates or sending a text message right from the Hub.
3. Games Hub: Xbox LIVE Integration
More than just a games folder, the Games Hub is a centralized place for accessing games, finding new ones and connecting with friends. It extends the Xbox LIVE social gaming experience and delivers a mobile gaming experience users can only get on Windows Phone 7.
4. Productivity on the Go: Office Hub
The Microsoft Office Hub provides mobile versions of familiar Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile to view and edit documents. Users can also access information via Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010.
5. Pictures Hub: Take & Share Pictures
Windows Phone 7 includes a dedicated camera button that works even when a phone is locked to help capture that important shot. Windows Phone also makes it easy to enjoy pictures, share them with others and view and comment on others’ pictures from this Hub.
6. Music + Videos Hub
The Music + Videos Hub puts all media in one place, including songs, videos and podcasts. Users can listen to FM radio or stream and download music from the Web. Zune Marketplace is also part of the experience, enabling users to explore new media while on the go and share with friends.
7. Local Search: Integrated Bing Search
Windows Phone 7 delivers an integrated Bing Search experience, built-in GPS and Bing Maps. Local search provides quick access to phone numbers, ratings and reviews, and directions. In select locations, choose from driving or walking routes, view street-level images and real-time traffic updates.
Eventhough its ambitious to say, Microsoft goal is to deliver a phone that truly integrates the things people really want to do, puts those things right in front of them, and either lets them get finished quickly or immerses them in the experience they were seeking.