Windows® Phone 7 Features
Do you want to know about the features of Windows Phone 7?
The Windows Phone 7 is a complete and refreshing departure from the previous versions of Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile operating system was designed mainly for mobile devices and aimed at catering to the consumer market rather than the enterprise market. Its main features are Text Input, User Interface, Web Browser, E-mail, and Games etc. The minimum Windows Phone 7 requirements include 256 MB RAM, 8 GB internal Flash storage, AGPS, and 5 megapixel camera or better with flash. The Windows Phone 7 keyboard is simple and therefore very user-friendly. There are 6 dedicated hardware buttons such as Start, Search, Back, Camera, Power/Sleep, and Volume up/down.
The following points discuss the features of Windows Phone 7in detail:
- Operating system
- Web browser
- General navigation
- E-mail and calendar
The Windows Phone 7 is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft and it is the successor to their Windows mobile platform. Microsoft aims to make a compelling user experience by redesigning the user interface, integrating the operating system with other services, and strictly controlling the hardware it runs on. Windows Phone 7 is the replacement mobile operating system for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Microsoft calls it a complete reboot for their mobile strategy and has claimed that features will only be added when they reach a high enough quality implementation.
Windows Phone 7 provides a good browsing experience. The Internet Explorer browser offers support for up to six tabs and thumbnail views of all the open pages, so you could easily toggle back and forth. You could also maintain a list of favorite web pages and you could pin pages to the Start screen for easier access. Its load time is relatively quicker enabling you a better Internet browsing experience.
The Windows Phone 7 provides a pleasant navigation experience. Microsoft focused on the typography and creating chrome-less user interface. It also concentrated on motion and as you launch apps and navigate through the different screens, you would notice that some of the transitions are marked by turnstile motions. The 'Start' and 'Back' buttons enable users to easily return to the Start screen and previous page respectively.
E-mail and calendar
It offers a variety of e-mail support through the standard POP3 and IMAP protocols. For most personal accounts, Setup is a simple matter of entering your log-in ID and password, and the user is able to sync up Gmail account in a matter of seconds. The calendar application offers data differentiations such as blue and red notation for work and personal items.
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