Toshiba K01 hands-on

Toshiba officially unveiled the K01 this week at MWC. At first glance you would think that it’s just a TG02 but upon closer inspection you will find out that this thing features a 4 row sliding qwerty keyboard. Similar in design to the TG02 the Toshiba K01 will also feature an AMOLED display (instead of LCD). As you can see in the pictures, the handset is really slim. Internally it’s speced exactly like the TG02 and like its keyboard brother doesn’t feature a 3.5mm Jack and camera flash.

Toshiba TG02 hands-on pictures

The Toshiba TG02 which is the successor of the infamous TG01 (the first ever SnapDragon powered device) was announced 2 days ago in Barcelona during MWC and is expected to ship in the first half of this year. The TG02 is nearly identical to the its older bother, to only new addition with the capacitive touchscreen and a smaller chassis (the TG01 is wider). The handset is running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and will ship with SPB Mobile Shell 3.5 as the main UI. The TG02 fits definitely better in the hand but still lacks a 3.5mm Jack and the camera is the same 3.2Mpx with no flash.

Windows Phone 7 Series development information

If you can’t wait until MIX10 and want some info on how software developement is going to be done on Windows Phone 7 Series just take a look at the screenshots above which supposedly come directly form MMicrosoft and leaked on XDA-Devs a few hours ago. Looks like my early predictions were spot on

I re-typed the most important one so you don’t have to painfully read the badly compressed jpg:

Windows Phone OS 7.0 Application Platform

Windows Phone Application Platform is a new application platform focused on supporting consumer entertainment experiences running on Windows Phone OS 7.0. It is built upon Microsoft technologies such as Silverlight, XNA and the .NET Compact Framework . Developers already familiar with those technologies and their related tools will be able to create new applications for Windows Phone OS 7.0 without a steep learning curve.

Two frameworks are available for developing applications:

-   A Silverlight UI framework for event-driven, XAML based application development – Windows Phone Application Platform provides developers with the full richness of Silverlight to develop creative mark-up based user experiences.

-   An XNA UI Framework for loop-based games – Windows Phone Application Platform provides developers with the full power of the XNA gaming environment, enabling immersive and fun gaming and entertainment experiences.

The end-to-end Windows Phone Application Platform development environment includes Visual Studio, Expression Blend, marketplace services, Cloud-based web services, and developer co-marketing and evangelism programs.

The Windows Phone OS 7.0 user experience is designed to put the focus on consumers and the information and experiences they care about. The consumer’s data and information should be personal, relevant and connected.

To help developers create applications for these consumers, Windows Phone Application Platform provides:

- An easy and inexpensive way for developers to get started

- A cohesive and well-designed managed API set.

- A service-based application deployment marketplace to distribute their applications.

- An isolated sandbox on the device that every application runs in.

- Runtime services on devices that can be used to access Web services in the Cloud, such as Windows Live,  Windows Azure, and third-party services for storage.

Windows Phone Application Platform, like most platforms, will continues to evolved overtime, but its goal will always be to deliver:

- Richer applications.

- Support for personal and connected consumer data across multiple devices.

- A robust application marketplace and developer portal.

- Powerful and productive development tools

This platform is designed to support the 3 Screens + the Cloud world that the consumers live in.

via: XDA