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Windows Phone 7 – First Look


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The new Windows Phone 7 interface is very clean and classy.StartDefault_US_blue_web


People Hub

Contacts are merged from sources like your Outlook and Facebook profiles.


Pictures Hub

You take a picture with your phone and then you look at it. You can send it too.


Outlook + Office Mobile

Outlook Mobile integrated with Exchange

  • Additional email accounts can be managed through it too.
  • OneNote – Documents – SharePoint
  • Word Mobile 2010 is included – New Outline View
  • Excel 2010 is included. Basic changes and similar outline view
  • PPT Mobile – Edit text and speaker notes. Browse slides and get broadcasts.


The Dell model had a nice screen. You are not going to be doing pivot tables on this one though…

Windows Phone 7



XNA builds for Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 (WP7). Over 50% of Apple Apps downloaded are games. Games in development for WP7 only coming soon.



Did I mention that they have 1,000 Apps ready now and 10,000 supposed to be ready by June 2011.


Music and Videos

Rent movies or stream Zune Pass songs over the phone. The phone will Sync with the Zune client on your PC for HD content from Zune.

The memory for phones should start at 8GB and go up to 32GB in the first releases. Since the media card is not replaceable we will have to see how any future upgrades are implemented. Yes, the media cards are a part of the phone and not usable outside the phone. There is no way to get data from phone. Everything is over the cell network.


The Dell phone in my hand was light and easy to use. My left thumb could do most of the navigating without any worry about dropping the phone.

Windows Phone 7

Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.


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