Windows Phone 7
Definition - What does Windows Phone 7 mean?
Windows Phone 7 is the successor to Windows Mobile, an older mobile operating system from Microsoft. However, the two are incompatible, so devices designed for Windows Phone 7 cannot run on the older Windows Mobile, and vice versa.
Techopedia explains Windows Phone 7
- "Live tiles" for the home screen. These are customizable touch buttons that can open whichever function the user has set, such as Contacts, Internet Explorer or a certain application
- A touch-friendly user interface
- Division of media content into various hubs
- Integration with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter
- Support for different email platforms such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and Microsoft Exchange
- Microsoft Marketplace, an online repository where users can download various applications for their Windows Phone 7 devices. Of course, the new platform is also compatible with many other Microsoft software products