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Day 2 at Mix2010 – IE9 Platform Preview is now available at http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ the preview will be updated every 8 weeks. Some quick highlights.
- HTML 5
- SVG 1.1
- CSS 3
- Ecmascript 262
- Graphics and fonts JPEG-XR TIFF ICC Colors
I’ve worked for Microsoft over 19 years. I’ve been through 4 cars, 16 various luggable/notebook computers, 9 operating system (not including MS DOS 4-6), well several pocket PCs and a couple of Windows Mobile devices. I’m a loyal guy. For the past several years, i’ve had to take good-natured ribbing from my friends that have bought iPhones.
I really did have device envy. There’s no two ways about it. The iPhone is sexy. Great industrial design with well-integrated software to complement it. Apple essentially built another platform when they realized that the PC “war” was over. During the past 2+ years i’ve struggled with this device. It’s a Motorola Q9m, Running Windows Mobile 6. The best thing about the phone was the Verizon Network. It’s user interface and web browsing experience pretty much sucked.
My friends referred to their iPhone as their “J phone”, even though they had less than stellar experiences with AT&T’s service. Their love or some would say their obsession with their iPhone was almost like a metaphor to describe Golum’s attachment and need for his “precious”. I called their phones the iPrecious.
Fast forward to the ZuneHD. This is a very cool device. Awesome form factor – check; Great software – check; Touch – check, Radio – check; Phone Stack – uh no…The one thing that this device REALLY needed was a phone stack.
We’ve all heard that patience is a virtue . It’s really difficult to believe that when you see all the competitors coming out with interesting devices. I was told…wait…and you will see the light…I’ve waited so long, but feared disappointment.
Well at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, my dream of dreams was confirmed. The Windows Phone 7 Series was announced. The first reactions have been excellent.
I have not seen one in the flesh, but am really looking forward to getting my hands on one. I’ve been holding back on upgrading my phone. Now I have to wait until the holiday season, but at least I can see the prize on the horizon.
Check out the video on the Windows 7 Series 7 Features.