Despite the fact that Microsoft just killed the Kin phone, doesn’t mean that they are not in the phone business or trying to get in. This week, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft has been talking about Windows Phone 7 and shared some new details on WP7.
At the PC level, Windows Phone 7 will connect with Zune software through Wi-Fi to access and manage video, music, high-resolution photos and other large file content. Zune is an entertainment platform and portable media player. It has a software platform with products designed and marketed by Microsoft. They will include the Zune Social, Zune Marketplace Software, Windows 7 Media Center (Podcasts only) and Xbox 360 (TV & Movies).
Microsoft has a variety of new services in store for the Windows Phone 7. For starters, it wlll extend the phone to the Web. The new Windows Phone Live site will give people the ability to publish pictures automatically, to sync Windows Live contacts, to publish OneNote plus other information from the phone up to the Web. The site will also host a Find My Phone service. This will allow users to find and manage a missing phone with ring, map, lock and erase capabilities right from their PC at no cost. It will also provide a push notification service. This design will let applications prepare and deliver real time updates to the phone through the Start screen tiles that dynamically change with new information.
On the Web, Microsoft customers will be able to take advantage of the phone’s integration with web-based email and calendaring. A host of software opportunities will make this possible. These include Windows Live, Exchange, Gmail and other products. The Web hosts the Zune Marketplace of music and videos plus the Xbox Live content.
Looking at these developments, with a slow and steady pace, Microsoft may be an the right track to not rush to market a product that may not be ready for prime time. The lesson of the Apple iPhone 4 may be in their mind: get it right the first time.
Source: Microsoft Phone Blog
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