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Microsoft wraps Windows Phone 7 SDK, shows Netflix and more

updated 01:55 pm EDT, Thu September 16, 2010

Windows Phone 7 tools done, Netflix, Seesmic shown

Microsoft today said it had finished the official Windows Phone 7 development toolkit and showed apps due to reach the platform from Netflix, Seesmic, Twitter and others. The update is minor but will be needed to submit apps to the official version of the Windows Phone Marketplace. The largest change is the addition of a Bing Maps hook to work the service into their own apps.

The Silverlight kit for Windows Phone 7 is also launching at the same time to add touch-native controls to the plugin.

The app demos show a relative level of polish and consistency. Flixter, OpenTable, Seesmic, Travelocity and Twitter all use the same basic Panorama to leap through different categories and the familiar bottom drawer with contextual buttons and options. Both the Seesmic and Twitter apps are more advanced than their Zune HD counterpart and follow trends or (for Seesmic) integrate with Facebook. Many of the features are the same as in their Android or iOS equivalents, however.

Windows Phone 7 itself should reach the US in November and Europe a month earlier. [note: Silverlight needed for first video]






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  1. facebook_Loin

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    Windows mobile 7 vs Iphone

    system of Windows Phone 7 against iPhone 4 running iOS 4.x. Both have certain similarities along with places where WP7 and iOS completely take separate paths.

    WP7 vs iPhone 4

    The differences start straight from the unlock screen. iOS has a very straight-forward lock screen which doesn’t give much information over the standard time and date whereas WP7’s, while being minimalistic, is anything but simple. You can see notifications (along with time/date) right from the lock screen so there is no need to unlock the device to check for updates.

    Moving forward, iOS has a very app-centric homescreen system whereas WP7 offers a homescreen that has widgets or, as MS refers to them, live tiles. Users can pin custom tiles to the homescreen that offer little bits of information.

    Microsoft’s system is action and information oriented while Apple’s system is focused on apps. Two very different philosophies…

    Multi-tasking is definitely better on iOS because of the fast app switching system. Because of this, switching between one app and then another definitely requires more steps on WP7 which isn’t very intuitive at all. The folks at Redmond really need to tackle this issue in a big update. Fast app switching is an absolute must today.

    You can watch the details illustrated in the video below:

    View more about window mobile 7

    HTC HD7 / Windows Phone 7
    what information we have
    Twitter, YouTube, Netflix Apps for Windows Phone 7
    HTC Windows Phone 7 (HD7) Release Date and Price R
    Windows Phone 7 RTM with a Funeral Parade for the
    A Revolution by Windows Phone 7
    Windows Phone 7 is Ready

  1. facebook_Loin

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Oct 2010

    0

    Windows mobile 7 vs Iphone

    system of Windows Phone 7 against iPhone 4 running iOS 4.x. Both have certain similarities along with places where WP7 and iOS completely take separate paths.

    WP7 vs iPhone 4

    The differences start straight from the unlock screen. iOS has a very straight-forward lock screen which doesn’t give much information over the standard time and date whereas WP7’s, while being minimalistic, is anything but simple. You can see notifications (along with time/date) right from the lock screen so there is no need to unlock the device to check for updates.

    Moving forward, iOS has a very app-centric homescreen system whereas WP7 offers a homescreen that has widgets or, as MS refers to them, live tiles. Users can pin custom tiles to the homescreen that offer little bits of information.

    Microsoft’s system is action and information oriented while Apple’s system is focused on apps. Two very different philosophies…

    Multi-tasking is definitely better on iOS because of the fast app switching system. Because of this, switching between one app and then another definitely requires more steps on WP7 which isn’t very intuitive at all. The folks at Redmond really need to tackle this issue in a big update. Fast app switching is an absolute must today.

    You can watch the details illustrated in the video below:

    View more about window mobile 7

    HTC HD7 / Windows Phone 7
    what information we have
    Twitter, YouTube, Netflix Apps for Windows Phone 7
    HTC Windows Phone 7 (HD7) Release Date and Price R
    Windows Phone 7 RTM with a Funeral Parade for the
    A Revolution by Windows Phone 7
    Windows Phone 7 is Ready
    http://4mobilez.blogspot.com/search/label/Windows%20Mobile%207

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