Early Windows Mobile 7 reportedly handled, 'no apps from previous versions'
Oh, Eldar, just what are we going to do with you? The Russian behind Mobile-Review.com apparently got his hands on a very early version of Windows Mobile 7 and talked about it on (where else) Twitter. He mentions that "Zune HD is more simple UI) and that "for WM users it will be a great step ahead. For market it's a copycat of Android 3.1/3.2 [ed. note: Android's currently at Version 2.1] or iPhone" with "a lot of horizontal movements, a lot of additional info by clicks etc."
And the kicker, which you see above, is that it might well not be compatible with current Windows Mobile applications. That's something we've been hearing for a while now -- a clean break from kernels of days (and years) past. And while that's not necessarily a bad thing -- fresh start and all that -- if it's true, it'll be sure to upset a portion of the current cadre of developers. Or, maybe they'll appreciate a clean start, too. Glass half-full and all that. Stay tuned, folks.
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MS would be really stupid to not allow WM5/6 programs in 7. One of the strongest points with WinMo was that it was open to change and different programs (not just in the Marketplace). I will be angry if they pull an Apple move with the restricted Marketplace, and essentially locked down OS.
Anyway, I don't see MS willing to lose all their hardcore WM users because of this. I am calling bs on this Russian guy's claim about getting WM7. MS have not released ANYTHING on WM7 yet, and I highly doubt they would do so much as put a build of it online, a year before its release.
iPhone had no legacy apps and had a great success.
Android had no legacy apps and is doing well
why not WM7? In fact that's great!! They don't have to bloat the OS with old stuff that will soon disappear. They don't have ties to stop them from doing the best OS EVER. Let feature phones and none touch/multi-touch devices have their own OS.