In a companion post on the Windows Phone Blog, we have unveiled the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 Series. For the first time ever, we are bringing together Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience to phones. Developers are already speculating about the app platform and tools. All I can tell you is that we are going big at MIX10, March 15-17.
I will proudly say that we are about to launch a very compelling mobile development platform – arguably the best in our history. Even if you can’t join us at MIX this year be sure to follow Charlie Kindel, @ckindel for regular updates on the developer story for Windows Phone.
You can read the full Windows Phone 7 Series press release here.
Given that Microsoft has aggressively chased non-North American users and developers away from the Zune, is it going to turn around and make the Zune Marketplace open to the world at large where this phone is marketed?
Or is it going to be like the earlier experience with Microsoft mobile devices where the ROW gets a broken subset of the US experience?
There is no clear message on what the experience is going to be for international users.