Windows Mobile 7 splits into two

More information is circulating regarding the forthcoming release of Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Mobile 7. It appears that the new OS will arrive in two distinct flavours: Windows Phone Seven Business Edition (BE) and Windows Phone Seven Media Edition (ME).


BE will be a stripped version of the OS, specifically supplied so that businesses can modify it and add their own customisations along with advanced syncing and multi-user access, according to the WM Experts website.


ME will be for the rest of us and may include HD video along with integration to Microsoft's own Zune, TV streaming, a new GPS system called Orion plus other utilities such as Xbox Live, Silverlight, Mediaroom and social networking integration. Formal release dates are unknown at the moment.


Related hardware is said to be on the way this Autumn. LG has its Apollo handset offering a 3.8in capacitive AMOLED, multitouch screen with a WXGA resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, a 10-megapixel camera with HD recording  - all powered by Qualcomm's new 1.3Ghz Snapdragon CPU.


The other handset, the Obsession, will arrive via HTC. Offering a 3.7in AMOLED display, it should offer Wi-Fi, HSDPA, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1Ghz Snapdragon CPU and 4GB of memory.


Click to read the WM Experts story


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