Microsoft speaks again – no Windows Mobile compatibility on Windows Phone 7 Series

Microsoft has confirmed that there will not be Windows Mobile compatibility with the release of its next-generation Windows Phone 7 Series operating system; instead, Windows Phone 7 Series will make a clean break from apps. The good news is that despite the loss of a large app repository for Windows Mobile 6.5, the Redmond, Washington based software giant will be working with developers to ensure an easy transition as well as bring games and a consumer-centric feel to the modernized OS. For developers, Silverlight, XNA, and .NET will be supported for Windows Phone 7 Series. According to Microsoft, “If you are Silverlight or XNA developer today you’re gonna be really happy.

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