Yes this amazing new gadget from Microsoft tis out, but only for developers. Here we provide you with a complete video preview, from a ZDnet fellow, and initial details. As this not a complete release form Microsoft so have some of the limitations and issues mentioned at end, but Microsoft promises to upgrade and fix all the problems before releasing common user version of Microsoft Windows Phone 7.
Technical Preview of Microsoft Windows Phone 7:
Microsoft’s Philosophy and Approach to WP7:
The hardware requirments of WP7 include:
Display: 800×480 WVGA capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch support (4 contact points)
Hardware buttons: Five are required for Start, Back, Search, Camera capture, and power/lock. You may find some devices with more buttons, but these are the minimum required.
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with DirectX 9 graphics support. Even though there are other fast mobile processors out there, Microsoft is launch with Qualcomm as the only option.
RAM: At least 256MB
Internal Flash storage: At least 8GB internal
External storage: None is allowed. A manufacturer could embed a microSD card as the internal memory, but it cannot be user replaceable.
Wireless radios: WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, and FM radio (HD is not required, but a manufacturer can still use)
Camera: 5 megapixel minimum and must include a flash
Others: Accelerometer, compass, ambient light and proximity sensors, hardware keyboard is optional and allowed
What is Microsoft People HUB, Picture and Game HUB:
WP7 also got Music & Video, Marketplace, and Office HUB.
Initially Included Apps on WP7:
If you slide over to the apps page you will find there are several apps and utilities included that are not directly part of a hub. These include the following:
Various email accounts
Device Settings of WP7:
Let me again reiterate that this is a Technical Preview and there will be changes in Windows Phone 7 before launch to the public. That said, here are the current issues and concerns of this initial release:
Lack of Twitter service support or 3rd party app
Lack of USB drive mode or other method to transfer Office docs
No landscape support for Office documents
Lack of ability to search your Exchange email server for email