Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 7 Series

Microsoft recently unveiled the latest version of its Windows Phone software at Mobile World Congress 2010. The new Windows Phone 7 Series will offer several unique features like Xbox LIVE games and Zune music and video services.

According to Microsoft, the Windows Phone 7 Series will offer a fresh approach to phone software and will offer consumers a truly integrated experience with the content people care about.

“Today, I’m proud to introduce Windows Phone 7 Series, the next generation of Windows Phones,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft.

“In a crowded market filled with phones that look the same and do the same things, I challenged the team to deliver a different kind of mobile experience. Windows Phone 7 Series marks a turning point toward phones that truly reflect the speed of people’s lives and their need to connect to other people and all kinds of seamless experiences.”

The Windows Phone 7 Series will include six hubs built on specific themes reflecting activities that matter most to consumers, these include:

– People: This hub delivers content based on the person, including live feeds from social networking sites and photos. It also provides a central place to update Facebooks and Windows Live.

– Pictures: This hub is designed to share pictures and video to social networks.

– Games: This hub delivers the first and only official Xbox LIVE experience on a phone, including Xbox LIVE games, spotlight feed and the ability to see a gamer’s avatar, achievements and gamer profile.

– Music and Video: This hub will deliver music and video services from Zune, online music services and includes built-in FM radio.

– Marketplace: This hub allows you to discover and load your phone with certified applications and games.

– Office: This hub gives consumers access to Office, OneNote and SharePoint Workspace all in one place.

Telstra and Vodafone have already committed to including Windows Phone 7 Series in their plans as well as manufacturers such as Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC Corp, HP, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Qualcomm Inc.

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