A closer look at Windows Phone 7 Series

CNET's Ina Fried talks to Microsoft's Charlie Kindel about writing software for the new phone and gets a look at Redmond's new-look Phone operating system.

As I noted last night, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series is a clean break with the past , from the look and feel of the product down to the way software makers will write programs for the device.

Microsoft confirmed on Thursday that the primary tools for developers will be Silverlight and XNA, while the look of the device, as outlined at last month's Mobile World Congress , is closer to the Zune HD than to any prior version of Windows Mobile.

I had a chance to do a short video interview with Microsoft's Charlie Kindel and get a look at the operating system first hand. Here's a look:

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    During her years at CNET News, Ina Fried has changed beats several times, changed genders once, and covered both of the Pirates of Silicon Valley. These days, most of her attention is focused on Microsoft. E-mail Ina.

     

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