Microsoft keeps on saying that Windows Phone 7 Series is really different from the past versions of its mobile OSes – and, well, it is. In fact, it’s so different that applications compatible with Windows Mobile 6.5 (or older) will not run on Windows Phone 7 Series devices.
The Redmond giant is getting ready to “pull the cover off of the Windows Phone application & game developer experience” during MIX10 (15 – 17 March). Before this to happen, Microsoft developer Charlie Kindel officially confirmed that there’s no backward compatibility between WP 7 and WM 6.5. We’ve already heard that Windows Mobile 6.x handsets won’t be upgraded to Windows Phone 7, so this may not come as a surprise.
Charlie Kindel also said that the development of Windows Phone 7 Series is based on .NET, Silverlight, XNA (for advanced game development), Web 2.0 standards and, of course, Microsoft’s developer tools.
The first ever Windows Phone 7 Sereis device might he the LG Panther, which could be launched in September.
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