Greetings from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!
We are excited to announce that we’ve been working with Microsoft on the launch of their next-generation mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 Series. Steve Ballmer and the Windows Phone team announced Windows Phone 7 Series moments ago. As part of the launch, we’ve unveiled multi-touch experiences which emulate the user interface of the mobile devices. These experiences allow conference attendees and members of the press to experience Windows Phone 7 Series for the first time, flicking and gesturing through the 3D user interface and learning about the key features of the operating system on 40″ monitors.
Be sure to check out the Windows Phone 7 Series experience at the Microsoft booth (#1D19). Also join us at Hotel Catalonia (across the plaza from the MWC event) where the Windows Phone team is hosting members of the public and press for hands-on demonstrations of Windows Phone 7 Series.
We’ll be updating throughout the day with behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the booth and press events – stay tuned!
8:11am (+1 GMT) – Day 1, World Mobile Congress. Steve Dawson (Technology Lead, Razorfish Emerging Experiences) and Luke Hamilton (Creative Lead, Razorfish Emerging Experiences) at the Windows Phone booth early in the morning (see below). The Razorfish team collaborated closely with the Windows Phone 7 team. Luke, Steve and team put in some late nights and weekends to make the touch experiences come to life. [jonathan hull]
3:59 (+1 GMT) – holy cow there are droves of people watching the press conference! (see below) [lesley young]
4:20 (+1 GMT) – the Windows Phone 7 Series touchscreen experience is live! [@stevedawson]
4:21 (+1 GMT) – as well as the online demo of the Windows Phone 7 Series, enjoy! [@lhamilton]
4:43 (+1 GMT) – having fun watching all the press interact with the giant 40″ demo of the phone (see below) [@lhamilton]
5:15 (+1 GMT) – we just posted pictures from the launch event setup to our flickr account … its been a tough, but fun 6 days [@lhamilton]
5:32 (+1 GMT) – users getting a hands on demo of the actual phone experience [@stevedawson]
5:58 (+1 GMT) – the Windows Phone team giving interactive demos on the big ass phone (see below) [jonathan hull]
Hey, we’re going offline now, thanks so much for the touchscreen and online teams in Atlanta, Austin, Portland and Seattle that made this come together in under 4 weeks.