Tag Archives: Windows Mobile 7

Bing on Windows Phone 7 Series

“Microsoft is making improvements to its Bing search engine to surface answers more quickly for its users in the hope of helping them make purchasing decisions. Microsoft demonstrated these changes at the Search Engine Strategies show in New York March 25, showing Bing on a Windows Phone 7 Series device and a real-time integration with location-sharing service Foursquare. The new features are the latest move in the company’s broad effort to gain more market share from Google and Yahoo.”

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Current Windows Mobile apps won’t run on Windows Phone 7

It seems that existing Windows Mobile applications will unfortunately be incompatible with Windows Mobile 7 phones.

Microsoft Partner Group Program Manager for the Windows Phone Application Platform & Developer Experience, Charlie Kindel, had the following to say:

“To enable the fantastic user experiences you’ve seen in the Windows Phone 7 Series demos so far we’ve had to break from the past.To deliver what developers expect in the developer platform we’ve had to change how phone apps were written. One result of this is previous Windows mobile applications will not run on Windows Phone 7 Series.”


No Native Code Development on Windows Phone 7

“Windows Phone 7 is a managed code platform, we’ve been told at Mix10 in Las Vegas. Development is via Silverlight or XNA; there is no native API.

Of course there is a native API; the question is more about what code is allowed to access it. Still, in the press briefing the spokesman was clear that native code development will not be supported.”

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RSS in Windows Mobile 7?

Well, I haven’t come across any specific mention of RSS in Windows Mobile 7 yet so this is purely speculation, but if the below image is anything to go by then it looks like we’ll be able to receive RSS feeds directly on the home screen.

I’ve always wanted to be able to receive RSS feeds on my HTC Tytn II without having to use a separate RSS reader application. Maybe similar to the way the weather component in the HTC Homeplug works:

I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see :)

Windows Mobile 7

News of Windows Mobile 7 may be old, but I’ve only just come across it so I had to write a post. I love Windows Mobile.

Here’s an article detailing the features in WM7, and here are some screenshots:


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