More Porject Pink and Windows Mobile 7 info

My man Lituus just posted some of the Pink info he got from 2 different sources and it looks mighty interesting. Accoring to them Roz Ho (head of Project Pink) is no longer part of the project and Danger as we know it is essensialy gone the way of the Dodo. Remember that all this info is still only rumors and spéculation:

The Pink name does indeed reference the singer Pink. It is indeed Roz Ho’s creation. Kudos to AppleInsider for snagging these bits. However, what they didn’t get is why the name is still around. Especially after Roz has been freed of most of her duties in the Mobile group. Pink is now all about Zune.

It is coming to Xbox first, but that is followed immediately by WinMo, later by Media Center and eventually Windows Live. And in case you haven’t noticed already, please have a look at the colors that define the Zune brand. But “Zune” in terms of Pink stands for more than a media services layer. It also defines the identity of the UX, reference designs for hardware and adds on XNA capabilities. When Ballmer recently told CNET that Zune HD is supposed to show WinMo partners what they can do with hardware, he really meant it. The spec sheet for Zune HD is very similar to those created for WinMo 7 chassis designs. And all of that together is what Pink/Zune now stands for.

And finally:

1. Pink brings the Zune philosophy to WinMo.
2. WinMo 7 is based on WinCE 6. Silverlight is important.
3. Pink is not a Microsoft-branded phone (any more). Danger/Roz Ho’s involvement is nil.
4. WinMo 7 will debut XNA in Windows Mobile (not in its current form).
5. Zune as a PMP has 1 revision left.
6. Windows Phone devices with “Pink/Zune” will be closely controlled in software by MS. Will receive marketing support. Premium pricing.
7. WinMo core-based devices can be sold by manufacturers as well. No marketing support, and UX can be replaced by manufacturer. e.g. Sense, TouchWiz etc. “Low-end” pricing.

I reported a litle while ago that I though that WM7 was going to be based on Windows CE 7 (there’s even ainternal document pointing at this possibility) so as I said everything we know about Pink and Windows Mobile 7 is still all spéculation at this point.

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Source: The Palace Of Limacon