Confidential Windows Phone 7 documentation leakedPosted on 05-16-10 07:00 pm
Leaked documents from Microsoft
have finally been made available on HTCPedia.com.
While this info was already known, we now can
go through the files and see for ourselves. The information in these documents
When you activate the device for the first time
you will need an internet connection of some sort to download the license
agreement and you need to sign in / sign up for a Microsoft live ID. There is
no way around that.
The OEMs can change some visual elements like
start up wallpaper, ringtones, add Live tiles on Homescreen
, Lock screen wallpapers. It looks like Ringtones can be purchased from
Windows Mobile 7 Marketplace
Windows Phone 7 will have GeoTag
and AutoFocus for Video
Windows Phone 7 might have Volume buttons on the
Side ( according to an image from the Architecture Guide document )
Windows Phone 7 will use Direct
3D 11, no OpenGL ES support.
Windows Phone 7 : Direct 3D Drivers will have to
be developed by OEM (Hopefully this time HTC will give us half-decent drivers)
Windows Phone 7 supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
To an End user the entire File system will look
like a single storage unit ( internal memory and
external memory will not be differentiated ) … Hey that means External storage
The document also specifies a scenario where the
user removes the battery.
CABs are a thing of the past. WP7 will have apps
with the extension XAP
To see for yourself, download the files below:
[a=http://download.htcpedia.com/kwbr/doc/WP7OEMMOApplicationDevelopmentGuide.rarendurl]Windows Phone 7 Development[/a]
[a=http://download.htcpedia.com/kwbr/doc/WP7ArchitectureGuide.rarend_url]Windows Phone 7 Architecture[/a]
[a=http://download.htcpedia.com/kwbr/doc/WP7CustomizationGuide.rarend_url]Windows Phone 7 Customization[/a]