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Minimum hardware requirements for Windows Phone 7 revealed

24 February, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
Minimum hardware requirements for Windows Phone 7 revealed - read the full textMicrosoft is putting an end to free style design and is specifying three variants of Windows Phone 7 devices, that prescribe form factor, CPU, graphics and possibly more. Each variant, or “chassis”, specifies one of the most popular form factors, though we only have specifics for Chassis 1 for...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-05-18 19:11 from mfAG - click to readthe quality of game as you put it can be measured by the console attach rate which is the number of games per console sold which xbox 360 has the highest in history because of the quality of games. you talk about the PS3 specs but the real spec that matters is not the theoretical values but actual use by the game which is much higher on the xbox 360 because most cross platform games are developed on the 360 and then ported to the other platforms.

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  • 2010-06-30 18:20
  • CWjB

> In reply to Brad @ 2010-02-26 10:44 from 0CdI - click to read"Xbox360 is VERY nice, considered the best gaming console by many at the moment"

WRONG. What is best can be measured in 2 ways: sales and/or game quality. The Wii outsells the 360. The PS3 outspecs the 360.

"Zune HD is also nice"
Again sales and content. The Zune has a terrible sales record and very limited content available. No developer will touch it.

"Windows 7 is a success"

The same thing was said about Vista. The sales numbers here are mainly associated with machines sold with Windows 7. I myself bought 2 laptops which came with Windows 7. I trashed the discs and formated the disc. For Microsoft, my 2 laptops still count as a sale. OEM sales mean nothing really. Also, Windows 7 delivers what many Linux distros and Mac OS X delivered 5 years ago. Too little, too late. The only reason why the sales numbers will still go higher is because large corporations will be force to upgrade from XP to 7 due to Microsoft stopping supporting XP.

"what is it that you think MS has delivered in the last period that you think is below avarage quality?"

Everything really. Windows is still DLL hell, activation hell, etc. Office's new ribbon interface is terrible. The Zune is seen as joke. The 360 is the most unreliable console out there, not to mention that if you bought the HD-DVD addon you were screwed. Windows Mobile 6 is the biggest joke ever! Windows Phone 7 is again too little too late. What else to they have to offer? That useless interactive table?

Steve Ballmer can go and screw himself :P

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  • 2010-05-18 19:11
  • mfAG

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-03-02 18:41 from m8K7 - click to readWrong. RIM has the most used OS for business smartphones.

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  • 2010-05-18 19:00
  • mfAG

> In reply to One @ 2010-03-02 04:42 from nwfM - click to readOh yea i know the hardware was made by other manufactory of course, but it dosen't mean anything, the WM handsets are always high prices(except the low-ends). Even in the future, i ensure that the hardware of the requirement, are still the top, before the 1GHz CPU and WVGA screen become more common.

And here's the other news:
The problem of "the buttons"... XD

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  • 2010-03-03 08:52
  • wijM

WM OS are best OS for professionals...

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  • 2010-03-02 18:41
  • m8K7

The HD2 form factor, size and screen size is just superb, it should be the standard, try a 4.3" screen and you will never want smaller!

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  • 2010-03-02 13:09
  • iL@X

> In reply to guest @ 2010-02-28 11:58 from wijM - click to readWhat he meant is that by the time the first Win 7 Phone comes out 1Ghz CPUs will be more common and therefore cheaper, allong with the rest of required components.

And Microsoft isn't the one charging for Win Mobile phones. HTC, LG, SE and every other brand with WinMo is. Microsoft does only the software. It's the harware makers that might put up the expensive prices.

Also, Microsoft has nothing on Apple when it comes to high prices. Just so you know.

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  • 2010-03-02 04:42
  • nwfM

any one this available for samsung omnia 2 or not because it has 3.7" screen and 800MHz processor....

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  • 2010-03-01 20:38
  • uWxC

> In reply to Dr.X @ 2010-02-27 15:51 from 0U$7 - click to readThe high price of WM handsets are always the truth, even the WM6.X handsets in nowadays... you think the upcoming device with new os and better hardware, but "good" price??

Don't forget, that's MICROSOFT :)

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  • 2010-02-28 11:58
  • wijM

1GHz minimum - great idea
Minimum Screen Resolution - great idea
Minimum Screen Size of 3.6" - bad idea
The minimum size should be 3.2"
There are many phones with 3.2" and 3.5" screens. This also results in smaller as well as a wider range of phones giving people more choice of phones and obviously bigger returns for MS. 3.2" and 3.5" screens are standard and skipping these sizes is a mistake with 4.0" the next common size up which is just too big for each and every phone.

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  • 2010-02-28 11:33
  • RN@c

i think must of you guys are being too critical about this , i mean what's wrong with minimum 1 gh cpu? i s ay kudos on that! and the price rate is not revealed yet and till the time that MS reveals the price of this thing every thing would be much cheaper that you would get surprised by the price rate. of course i'm talking out of nothing here but what i say is we just have to wait till the microsoft reveals the true specs and price of this handsets and then we can talk it out for real. one thing for sure , if i can play Xbox games on this device then count me in so much!!!!!

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  • 2010-02-27 15:51
  • 0U$7

4.1"??? this is a tablet, like iTab. Come on, MS are crazy?

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  • 2010-02-26 15:47
  • m}9e

windows phone 7 is a small OS for a huge phone... haha

OsX, Android, Symbian, LiMO, Bada, Maemo, etc. will kill WM7 because price of MS phone's is stupid.

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  • 2010-02-26 15:41
  • m}9e

> In reply to Zoran @ 2010-02-25 13:41 from Mkf2 - click to readI don't know about you, but I think they have delivered good stuff in the last period.

Xbox360 is VERY nice, considered the best gaming console by many at the moment.

Zune HD is also nice

Windows 7 is a success

So what is it that you think MS has delivered in the last period that you think is below avarage quality?

BTW, somebody talking about a minimun screen size of 4.1 inch? I dont know where you found that... it is probably 3.5 inch. That is the same as the iPhone's screen.

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  • 2010-02-26 10:44
  • 0CdI

> In reply to guest @ 2010-02-25 14:23 from wijM - click to read@guest

It's not necessarily true that WinMo phones will be more expensive. A year from now, 1 GHz chip will be pretty standard. They won't be high-end. Microsoft is just aiming to stay ahead of the curve here.

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  • 2010-02-25 15:58
  • xVDS

IF thats true, WP7 handsets will become more expensive, that means no more mid-range and low-end products allowed... thats totally opposite what androids does.

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  • 2010-02-25 14:23
  • wijM

> In reply to Brad @ 2010-02-25 11:37 from 0CdI - click to readOh, really? That's the same ms story that I've been hearing for some 20 years now...

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  • 2010-02-25 13:41
  • Mkf2

I like smartphones with a small touchscreen. When I heard that the minimal requirement for the screen size would be 4.1'', I was very suprised. Come on, 4.1'', that's a PC, not a phone. SE got it right with Xperia Mini.

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  • 2010-02-25 13:41
  • mJdw

i can run windows 7 with 1ghz processor haha

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  • 2010-02-25 12:12
  • wHUu

> In reply to Mark @ 2010-02-25 08:16 from n3a4 - click to readOk dude your post seems like a BS post to me. MS is delivering bad products? MS only delivered the OS, they never made the hardware. HTC for example does that.

And yes, Windows Mobile has its weak points. But with WinMo7 they are going to change that. That is why most people are so excited with the Windows Phone 7. Look at the future dude..

The specs seem OK to me, since the first phone will come out in end of 2010. People cry about to high specs? Oh my god.. you really just HAVE to complaint about something do you?

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  • 2010-02-25 11:37
  • 0CdI

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