CNET looks at Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live integration

CNET’s Ina Fried has been having some unusual access to Windows Phone 7 development, including use of a developer handset, and have published these hands-on video of the games in action.

Interestingly in the video above the Microsoft rep mentions that developers are allowed key board control for games, something which has so far not been confirmed.

Another interesting point she has been able to glean from hands-on experience is some issues with battery life:

She says:

One of my concerns, though, is around battery life. Although the Samsung Taylor device I am using is not a final phone, nor is the software fully done, I only get several hours of battery life on the phone I am using–and that is without doing any gaming or much in the way of music streaming. That’s unfortunate because gaming and music are two of the areas where Windows Phone shines and places where it has something rivals don’t (Xbox Live andZune Pass).

See another video showing the avatar in action after the break.

Read more at CNET here.

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