Microsoft Brings Their Mobile OS to The Table

Posted by on February 17, 2010 in Business Technology [ 0 Comments ]

Microsoft announced on Monday at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona their newest mobile operating system, Windows Phone Series 7.   Trying to break away from the stigmata of their previous mobile OS WinMos, Microsoft deliberately stayed away from having the word mobile in the name.

So what features does this OS have?  The highlights are as follows,

  • Hubs–Containing 6 hubs all together, these hubs bring in live streams from the Internet strait to your phone.  The 6 hubs are People, Pictures, Games, Music and Video, Marketplace and Office.
  • Bing Hardware Button
  • Zune and Xbox Live apps
  • Access to Microsoft Office

With access to Microsoft office, this platform could be a great asset to your existing business phone system, especially for any employees who travel a lot.  To keep up on industry news, you can follow important news publications on social networking sites, and get the updates via your phone.

Unlike the iPhone and other smartphones, Windows Phone Series 7 will be found on multiple phones and phone providers.  AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Wireless are just a few of the phone providers who will carry the OS.  Companies who will produce phones that will operate on Windows Phone Series 7 are: Dell, HP, LG, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson.

Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, introduced the OS and stated that it, “marks a turning point toward phones that truly reflect the speed of people’s lives and their need to connect to other people and all kinds of seamless experiences.”  We will all have to wait and see how this new OS fairs in the real world, but it could be a great supplement for your small business phone system.


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