What Windows Phone 7 Could Have Been

From what we've heard about the development process of Windows Phone 7, rumors about the OS predated its earliest seeds. How? The secret lies deep underground in Redmond, buried with a little project called Photon. » 2/25/10 3:09pm 2/25/10 3:09pm

Windows Phone 7 Apps: What We Know, What We Don't

The first time Microsoft mentioned apps today, it was to mock Apple, and they completely nailed what's wrong with the iPhone app metaphor. But apps define the smartphone experience, so what's the plan for Windows Phone 7? It's... coming together. » 2/15/10 4:40pm 2/15/10 4:40pm

The Spectacular Maiming of Windows Mobile 6.5.x

With the announcement of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's made it clear that they're finally—and truly—getting back into the game. They also brutally kneecapped their existing phone software, effectively taking Microsoft out of mobile for the next six months. » 2/15/10 11:48am 2/15/10 11:48am

How Will Xbox Live Work on Windows Phone 7?

Apple may have the iPhone, but the iPhone doesn't have the Xbox. Today, Microsoft leveraged their most compelling entertainment asset, the Xbox 360, into Windows Phone 7 Series. But what does this mean, practically speaking? » 2/15/10 11:19am 2/15/10 11:19am

Watch Steve Ballmer Announce, Then Ravage, Windows Phone 7

Steve Ballmer. Aggressive. Unpredictable. Highly territorial. He'll be unveiling Windows Phone 7 today, Microsoft's smartphone that looks every bit as bold as Ballmer. And you can watch the press conference live starting at 9am Eastern right here: » 2/15/10 8:45am 2/15/10 8:45am

Microsoft's Minimum Required Specs For Windows Mobile 7 Point At…

We've been so caught up in the Windows Mobile 7 launch date rumors, we almost forgot about Microsoft's supposed leaked minimum specifications requirements. After all, this is a company that issued maximum Windows 7 netbook specs. » 1/28/10 6:56am 1/28/10 6:56am

More Sources Claim That Windows Mobile 7 Will Be Shown Off Next Month, …

Windows Mobile 7 will most definitely, positively, absolutely be shown off next month at Mobile World Congress, sez CNET. And Digitimes. Despite more conflicting stories than a Brangelina love-saga, I believe there'll be solid news next month for WinMo fans. » 1/27/10 6:26am 1/27/10 6:26am

Three Phones Show Up In Zune Software, But What Are They?

A small Zune software maintenance update released today's got three glaring references to drivers for phone devices. The collision of Zune content and Microsoft mobile software is basically imminent, sure, but are these the Zune phones? Probably not. » 1/26/10 9:19am 1/26/10 9:19am

Ok, We're Bored Now: Windows Mobile 7 WILL Launch End Of Year,…

Yet more to-ing and fro-ing about the Windows Mobile 7 launch, this time with Digitimes pointing at a Mobile World Congress announcement of an end-of-2010 launch. It's nothing we haven't heard before, but they're piling up thick 'n fast now. » 1/22/10 6:07am 1/22/10 6:07am

The "Next Generation" of Microsoft Phones Making Cameos All Over the…

Rumors about Microsoft's mobile plan are evolving, weirdly! Today, we've got dueling speculation: from Twitter, evidence of new "Danger" hardware; from Microsoft, mention of "the next generation of Windows Phone." It's mystery meat, this stuff, but at least it's juicy. » 1/21/10 11:19am 1/21/10 11:19am

Windows Mobile 7 Rumor Explosion: Two Versions, New Name, First…

As Mobile World Congress—and presumably Window Mobile 7—careens closer and closer, we're going to hear a lot more of this. Today's batch? Business and consumer versions of the OS, a sexxxy new name, and possible first hardware. » 1/18/10 4:41pm 1/18/10 4:41pm

Source: Windows Mobile 7 Handsets Coming Late 2010, Will Support 6.x…

Another week, another treat from our mole: Windows Mobile 7, which we should see for the first time at Mobile World Congress next month, is intended for release before the holiday season of 2010—not 2011. And there's more. » 1/18/10 10:59am 1/18/10 10:59am