Microsoft demos Windows Phone OS (Windows Mobile 6.5); promises ‘multi-touch’ for next version

“At a recent Microsoft event the INQ was given an exclusive walkthrough of the final version of the new Windows Phone operating system, running on a touch screen HTC Touch Diamond2,” Rob Kerr reports for The Inquirer. Here is “a video of that demonstration of the final version of the Windows Phone OS, which was previously known as Windows Mobile 6.5 [unofficially due for October release].”

Direct link to video via Blip.tv here.

Kerr reports, “The Market Place for Windows Phone is also demonstrated. This is the online software application repository for the Windows Phone, which is much like Apple’s iTunes App Store on the iPhone… Also appearing for the first time here on the INQ are the new My Phone [à la MobileMe] synchronisation features of the Windows Phone OS, with which the mobile’s contents can all be backed-up to the cloud via a Windows Live account.”

Kerr reports, “Still missing from Windows Phone is the multi touch ‘pinch to zoom in and out’ ability of the Iphone, which is not due to appear until the next Windows Phone OS release.”

Full article here.

[Attribution: Electronista. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

57 Comments

  1. Gee willikers, gosh and golly!
    Where is there a Microsoft Store so that I could camp out and be first in line to buy one? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. looks like a typical microsoft interface, slow, laggy, frequent redraws for no reason.

    I love how they try so hard to make it look like an iPhone, and then say “very Zune like interface.”

    “We will have a market place like everyone else” cause we really know how to innovate!

    …and my god it syncs to the cloud. where do they come up with these ideas?

    all that, and it will be out before xmas! amazing….

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