There has been debate on what version of Windows Compact embedded Windows phone 7 is actually based on. Even though we were pretty sure earlier this year before WP7 was released, I have yet to read or find a place where the question has been officially answered . Currently, two versions (Win CE 6 and Win CE7) exist, beyond Win CE 5, the code base upon which the old Windows mobile was based. More details on version 6 code named â€œCashmereâ€ and version 7 codenamed â€œChelanâ€ can be found here.
James O’Neill found out that WP7 does indeed run Win CE 7 when he ran his test code on the phone emulator. This opens up exciting possibilities for future hardware based on the OS which include the following features from a previous post.
â€“ Dual Core Support (SMP, ARMv6)
â€“ Visual Studio 2008 Plug in
â€“ WIFI Positioning System
â€“ Bluetooth 2.1
â€“ DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
â€“ Media Transfer Protocol
â€“ IE7 Rendering Rich Media Plug-Ins
â€“ NDIS 6.1 support
â€“ UX C ++ XAML API using technologies like Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight for attractive and functional user interfaces
â€“ Touch Input
I am excited about the dual core processor and DLNA support built into the base OS meaning that we can expect new hardware with these features next year.