Microsoft unveiled Windows Mobile 7 at the 2010 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain on Monday. The new Windows Mobile 7 has several new features — including Zune and Xbox Live integration, a dedicated Bing search button, and a new “Hubs” concept for organizing and using mobile content and services.
Microsoft will be calling the phones that will run their new OS the Windows Phone 7 Series. As you can see in the image on the left, these phones will feature a Start screen with modifiable “tiles.” These tiles will show dynamically updated information, which Microsoft said, “breaks the mold of static icons that serve as an intermediate step on the way to an application.”
Separately from the tiles on the Start screen, Microsoft is introducing a “Hubs” concept for further content, services, and information management . Microsoft showed six Hubs, including People, Pictures, Games, Music + Video, Marketplace (for downloading apps), and Office, all of which are intended to allow users to better manage their smartphones.
Xbox Live integration with the devices will allow users to play some Xbox Live games, as well as to access player information (including avatars) for other players.