Announced at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona , Windows Mobile 7 will be available in stores by the end of 201o, just in time for holiday season I would say ;).
A lot of the tech bloggers are thrilled about it and the ones that have attended MWC2010 have a lot of good words about the new O.S.. The UI is redesigned and adapted for the new generation touch screen mobiles. No more menus and sub menus and millions of icons. If you had the chance to play with a Zune, then WM7 will be pretty familiar also the interface it’s optimized for a finger friendly touch screen but this doesn’t mean we won’t see mobiles with a physical keyboard. I hope that with the upgraded UI we will also get an improved touch screen, one that could finally match the ones on the iPhone and iPod touch!
At MWC2010, Microsoft announced that the all phones running WM7 will need to have a few key features like: capacitive multitouch, Wi-Fi, accelerometer, high resolution camera, large WVGA screen with a single aspect ratio and 5 specific hardware buttons required: start, back, search (a dedicated Bing button) and camera button.
If you get your hands on a WM7 powered phone anytime soon, keep in mind that this is just a rough version of the final Operating System and there is a lot to improve until December.
Another interesting element of the UI interface is that it’s organized in Hubs: People Hub, Picture Hub, Games Hub, Music and Video hub and a lot more. And the great thing about all these hubs is that they integrate a lot of social features in it. For example:
- People hub: Pulls in contacts from Gmail, Exchange, Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live and others, aggregating contact information, status updates, and contact images into a single view
- Pictures hub: An aggregate of your locally stored photos, cloud-based Facebook, Windows Live, or other connected picture galleries, and feeds of your contacts’ recently updated images.
- Games hub: Integrates with Xbox LIVE, including the housing of a miniature version of your avatar (in 3D and everything), Xbox LIVE games and achievements, Spotlight feeds, and the ability to browse gamer profiles.
- And more…
The new social approach of Microsoft’s latest O.S. makes us really happy. This means that a new-generation mobile service with a reach social feature integration like Nimbuzz, that is designed for the online age will integrate perfectly with the new O.S. .
Of course it will take a while until we will be able to chat, call and send files for frew with all our friends (from Facebook, Yahoo! and more) using Nimbuzz on a Windows Mobile 7 powered device but that can’t stop us dream about it , right?
Meanwhile we would like to remind you that we support more than 1000 mobiles, so if you want to try Nimbuzz on your phone head to Nimbuzz.com and follow the steps .
And below you can see o video with WM7 in action.