Microsoft Outlines Windows Phone 7 Development Platform
Microsoft today announced that its new Windows Phone 7 platform will include the company's Silverlight and XNA technologies for developers. Silverlight is a runtime designed to make it easier for developers to create rich, attractive interfaces that are intelligently separated from lower-level logic code. On the desktop, Silverlight competes with Adobe Flash. XNA provides an alternative to Silverlight that is more tailored for creating 3D and 2D games. Developers will use Microsoft's C# programming language to write apps for Windows Phone 7. The new platform is not backward-compatible with Windows Mobile 6.x apps; developers will need to re-write their apps, although they may be able to re-use some behind-the-scenes (non-interface) C# code written using .NET CF for Windows Mobile 6.x.
From the "didn't realize it's on its way out" file
Will it have MSN TV integration?
What about PlaysForSure support?
So... Netflix on my phone? Sounds frickin awesome to me.
Microsoft learned something from APPLE.
1. Market place. People don't like the Iphone for the Iphone, they like it because it works so well with Itunes.
2.Have a strict standard, how many phones run the Iphone OS...one the Iphone, so Apple doesn't have to spend wasted money tweaking its os for everything single phone model that wants to use it os. It only has to deal with one. By having strict standards they can devote all that xtra time to putting to use ideas from the people over at xda.
2. Only selling an OS on your own hardware is not quite the same as having strict standards, it is just avoiding ...