Windows Phone 7 Series to Come in Three Chassis

24 Feb 2010 | Microsoft , Smartphone , Software | 1 comment


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windows phone 7 homeMicrosoft is starting to rethink their entire strategy regarding Windows Mobile and a few years after making fun of the iPhone OS for only running on one device and on one carrier, the software giant is taking the same path, planning to cut back on the number of Windows Phone 7 chassis to three.

Chassis 1 devices will be touchscreen-only, sporting a 1 GHz processors and a dedicated graphics processor. Other standards include at least a four-point multitouch, GPS, FM radio, accelerometer and a 5 megapixel camera. These will be the phones that Windows 7 OS will debut on in late 2010.

Chassis 2 phones will feature physical sliding QWERTY keyboards and touch like the older Windows Mobile devices. The third type might get a candybar form factor.

As you can see, Windows 7 is shaping up to be a pretty big deal, both software and hardware-wise. Limiting the number of phones and increasing the standards of the specs will ensure higher quality applications and a reduced development time.

So is anybody else excited about this?

Via ZDnet

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by Jason on Feb 25, 2010

I was excited until the big reveal at MWC. I don't want a WP7 device for most of the same reasons I've stayed away from the iPhone. Now I'm waiting for the next HTC Android device to finally hit my carrier.