Monday, February 15, 2010
Windows Phone Live Keynote with Steve Ballmer and Joe Belfiore
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 08:23 AM
As I watched the Windows phone live keynote, I figured I'd take some notes to share with Windows Phone Thoughts readers. Enjoy!
- Everything is based around Live Tiles
- All devices will be capacitive touch with "big, beautiful screens"
- The device will know the people you care about and what they're doing
- It has a slide-up lock screen just like the Zune HD
- Works with "Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and other mail services"
- If you want to remove someone from your home screen, you "broken heart" them - just like on the Zune - and it removes the tile. Cool...and somehow appropriate.
- The calender provides multiple views - everything you've expected from previous phones. They seem to support some sort of merged or multiple calenders. They showed personal and work items - I hope they allow for multiple Exchange calendars. I want to finally be able to see my wife's Exchange calendar...
- Super fast UI performance - this is crazy. The device has video out - I suspect all Windows phones will have video out as part of the base spec. Read more...