“The strategy would replace the Windows CE core used in Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7 and Zune HD with the same Windows NT foundation that has persisted even up to Windows 7,” Electronista reports. “A graphics layer known as Experiment 19 would scale the experience down to handheld sizes.”
Electronista reports, “How soon it would launch, or if it would launch at all, is a mystery. Sources have told ZDNet that Microsoft might not necessarily require a whole architecture change and could instead tell Windows Phone 7 developers to simply focus on Silverlight, which runs on top of Windows CE and can be ported to the desktop without necessarily having to restart the app from scratch.
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MacDailyNews Take: This is an excellent direction for Microsoft to proceed. We like their strategy. We like it a lot. Don’t forget the Registry now, ya hear?
May Steve Ballmer remain Microsoft CEO for as long as it takes!