There have been a few rumours around about Windows Mobile 7 not being based on Windows CE. Sources that prefer to remain unnamed have confirmed the opposite to us, and that Windows Mobile 7 will in fact be based on Microsoft’s latest CE kernel, CE7.
Windows CE 7 has been in development for some time now, and we have written about the purported features of the OS some time ago:
Chelan is to support the following key features.
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
This certainly mesh well with other rumours regarding the advances specs support of Windows Mobile 7 including support for the latest processor technologies such as on the new QSD8672 – a dual core snapdragon device supporting 1080p video and WSXGA screens (more specs here).
Seems a bit of an overkill for a Zune phone, but we are still expecting to find out pretty soon about the many brnaches of Windows Mobile 7