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Steve Ballmer speaks at MWC

BARCELONA--At the Mobile World Congress show here, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today made the case for Windows Phone 7, including the current version, an update coming in a few weeks with copy and paste and with some application performance improvement, and a more significant update due toward the end of 2011.
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IE9, including hardware acceleration and support for the HTML5 standard, is due to ship with the update of Windows Phone 7 arriving later this year. Microsoft showed this fish-tank demo (in this orientation) to illustrate the benefits of hardware acceleration; the demo was fast on IE9 but dragged on Safari on an iPhone 4.
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The ecosystem isn't there compared to Android and iOS, but Ballmer believes it's well under way, with more than 8,000 apps available today for Windows Phone 7.
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Mobile browsing needs some of the performance people are used to on PCs, where the Web caught on initially, Ballmer said at the MWC show.
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The late 2011 update to Windows Phone 7 will bring better multitasking to the OS, including faster switching among applications and a specific set of services third-party applications can run in the background. Audio from a third-party player, for example, will still play.
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An update to Windows Phone 7 later in 2011 will bring tighter Twitter integration.
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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the stage to tout his company's tight partnership with Microsoft.
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Today's Windows Phone 7 can tap into OneNote documents.
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The late 2011 update to Windows Phone 7 will bring deeper Microsoft Office integration: with the ability to access not just OneNote files, but also Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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Microsoft's Skydrive, an online storage system, is headed for Windows Phone 7 in an update due later this year.
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This demonstration shows how a shared Skydrive folder looks on Windows Phone 7.
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Microsoft has had success with its Xbox franchise, and its Xbox Live online gaming technology extends to Windows Phone 7.
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Windows Phone 7 has a "smart design" philosophy that Ballmer believes more effectively puts the user at the center of the mobile-phone experience.
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Skydrive lets people share folders with others, including others using a new version of Windows Phone 7 due later this year.
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Steve Ballmer speaking at MWC.
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