1. Windows Phone 7 Guide for Beginner
2. The Hardware
3. The Interface
4. The Hub
5. Integrated Services
The hubs are the core features of Windows 7 Phone, divided by gender and packaged in a format quite intuitive. They are dividedinto: Music, Pictures, Games, Music + Video Marketplace and Office. The third-party software vendors will have the opportunity to add additional ones, but they can integrate the functionality of their applications within existing ones. In this way, a photo editing software can be launched directly from the page for photos, or to create a customized ring tones from the one dedicated to music.
The hub acts as a social content aggregator for all those who go from Gmail to Exchange via Windows Live, Facebook and Twitter. All contact information is automatically grouped by allowing the user to follow the entire history of all your online contacts without having to roam on various sites or having to launch different applications.
Pictures hub works the same way as People, but revolves around images and photographs that can be stored locally but also on cloud-based services such as Facebook, Twitter or Windows Live.
With Xbox, Microsoft is one of the most important protagonists of the video game market and the integration of devices in Windows 7 Phone Xbox Live is certainly an added value for the new operating system the software giant. In this hub you can launch a video game, but also to control theirachivement and their avatars, as well as to follow the latest news from the world of videogames.
Microsoft on the other hand is pushing developers toward making games for the so-called “mobile minutes” or that moment of dead time in which the phone can become an important tool for entertainment. Nevertheless, with support for DirectX 9, the platform WP7 proved perfectly capable of handling three-dimensional video game worthy of a handheld console.
The Hub Music Video + HD Zune is practically inside the phone, with the possibility of using the Zune Pass and download music via Wi-Fi or 3G. As for the video, the DivX media format is supported “out of the box”, ensuring compatibility with millions of videos already available on the Net.
Constantly growing, the marketplace of Windows 7 Phone is structured as a “one-stop shop” rather than as a simple app store, giving users the ability to purchase and download content ranging from gamesto music for the Xbox, via the applications inevitable. Inside the hub will be able to customize the content out for advice on downloading the most interesting.
Microsoft could not at home, finally missing a hub dedicated to Office, with the ability to consult, create and edit documents W ord, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, all with an extremely clean and above all “finger-friendly” .