At MIX10, Joe Belfiore showed off more details of Windows Phone 7 Series operating system that hasn’t been shown publically before. Obviously being a phone, one point of focus was the actual calling experience. Making a call brings up an overlay that sits on top of the previous screen faded out, a nice touch over replacing the entire screen to provide some context of what you were looking at, a related email for example. Those wondering where usual status icons are – cell signal and provider name for example – it turns out they only appear when used. For e.g., when internet connectivity is used, WiFi icon appears. As such, signal and provider only appears when in a call.
Windows Phone 7 Series hardware specs detailed at MIX10’s WP7S session including but not limited to capabilities of capacitive touch, sensors, camera, multimedia processing, memory, GPU, CPU and display resolution. Joe give a sneak peek of a new previously unannounced Windows Phone 7 Series slate device by Samsung, highlighting the high-quality camera on the device: