Microsoft has finally announced Windows 7 Phone Series, here´s the official launch site http://bit.ly/9qirh8
This is good news for Microsoft employees and my old colleagues @Avande, why you may ask? Well they won´t have to sneak with their unsupported iPhone´s if they can get a good user experience and functionality in a Windows Phone 7 device. It´s my opinion that the actual device is getting less important, the phone operating system and even more the App Store / Market Place is of more importance. HTC can forget buiding their own user interface, this is on Microsoft´s table. HTC and all the other manufacurers will build hardware based on Microsoft´s spec.
I can´t wait to see the new Office Communicator client for Windows 7 Phone Series, will it ship with Office Communications Server 2010 (a.k.a. Wave 14). I hope that UClarity will be able to demo this soon!
When will Telia Sonera / Tre / Telenor ship business phones with Windows Phone 7? I hope that the level of mobile service integration between telco´s and UC vendors can take a leap forward with new innovative OS.
This is a picture of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace:
Windows 7 Phone includes XBOX Live and Experience. In my ears, this sounds like a flirt with the trend of incorperating consumer “look and feel” into professional devices. The design of the OS is very clean and navigation is done in a smooth way, a team from Nike has moved to Microsoft and this is the result:
A few other images:
What happend with Windows Movile 6.5? It´s in the thrashcan,
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“Barcelona, February 15 – Telepo today announced at Mobile World Congress that it had added TeliaSonera as its first major Communications Service Provider to offer Unified Communications as a Service through Telepo Business Communication Solution” http://ow.ly/17AkQ
At this stage is hard to determine how mature this service is or when it will be offered. But still, if Telepto are able to deliver what´s promised in the press release; the Scandinavian market can look forward to a great new era.
Telia Sonera are putting huge resources into transitioning their network to IP based architecture. Telia Sonera have a strong foothold with many large companies with large PBX investments, this is especially true for the Swedish market.
The capability to offer Unified Communications as a Service is the way of the future, a telco provider failing to deliver is this area will fall behind in the race.
Telepo is a rising star and Gartner praises them as a “Cool vendor in Wireless and Mobile”
“Telepo BCS is a complete mobile Unified Communications solution. It meets the need of fixed, mobile and IP voice communications and call control services. Traditional desk phones and private branch exchange (PBX) systems are easily integrated with the solution. Unique to BCS is that users have a single identity and the same set of services regardless the device being used and that it has been designed to support users with mobility in focus” http://bit.ly/d7mG0W