Need to know: Windows Phone 7
Windows Mobile used to be top dog of Mobile OS – hard to believe now. But in less than a week, on October 11 2010, Microsoft will be launching Windows Phone 7 into the big bright world filled with iPhones and Androids. We expect a slick, swish mobile system kitted up to do battle with iOS and Android – and here are 10 things you need to know about it.
1. The big names are on board
Microsoft has teamed up with a host of tech giants from the manufacturing and mobile operator worlds. Hardware partners we know about include Dell, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Toshiba, HTC, HP, Garmin-Asus and Qualcomm, while network buddies include Vodafone and Orange in the UK, T-Mobile and AT&T in the US and Du and Etisalat over here.