So today Microsoft officially announced the newest version of their mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 Series, and I have to say I am VERY impressed with the initial details.  The user interface is reminiscent of Windows Media Center and XBOX which I have loved using over the years.  The key element I like is that the user interaction is all about flow instead of launching little applications — something that makes the iPhone messy when you have a lot of apps installed.

My feeling is that if Microsoft can control the hardware quality, Apple will have a true contender to compete with which is great for the industry.  As for where I think Andriod fits in… it feels like Windows CE from 10 years ago.

Pretty exciting for Microsoft and great job to all the teams involved!   I can’t wait to use and develop for this platform too!

Check out the links below for some great photos and videos of the interface in action:

Windows Phone 7 Series
Announcing Windows Phone 7 Series

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