Microsoft redoes phone software

Users never embraced its bland interface, sluggish response time and businesslike menus that required lots of clicking to perform tasks.

In Barcelona, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore spoke of getting past “the PC metaphor of icons” on phones. Microsoft’s new smartphone software, Windows Phone 7 Series, turns a phone into something akin to an electronic butler that tries to anticipate the user’s needs. It automatically taps into the carrier’s data network to pick up appointments, photos and messages from friends, and it presents all this information in a slick fashion that resembles a Zune music player more than a personal computer.

Mobile phone software from Microsoft has long resembled an underpowered version of its Windows desktop software.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • You've managed to piece together the "DREAM TEAM." Your tech staff works like a well-oiled machine, keeping your company humming and thriving. And then it happens: dissension. For whatever reason, your employees have grown unhappy and you find out they're searching for new employment or losing productivity. What did you do wrong? Did you hire the wrong people? Did your company push them away? Or is it a combination of numerous factors? Read this white paper to learn how to build an environment that fosters …

  • Enterprises are typically overwhelmed with incredible volumes of alerts that lack context and are not easily correlated across their technology stacks and silos. It can be incredibly challenging for large enterprises to detect and resolve incidents across multiple environments. When enterprises do detect challenges, communicating and acting efficiently through the right tools can be a daunting proposition. IT teams can provide real value if they collaborate and use agile methods for enterprise DevOps to move …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date