Turns out… Windows Phone 7 Series brings in new guidelines

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While Windows Phone 7 Series is a great phone and all, carriers and mobile manufacturers are set to see Microsoft dictating what can and cannot be done with their phones running the OS, after starting from scratch, in order to keep some consistency with the phones.

According to MSFTKitchen, Microsoft has told manufacturers to not install their own user interfaces and keep the original – dubbed “Metro”. As well, they have also told manufacturers to not put in any backwards compatibility with the Windows Mobile series – so those apps on the old one, not going to work (and it might be for the greater good).

CNET is also reporting that guidelines imposed by Microsoft include the hardware used – including on the screen size and using the same kind of sensing technology for touchscreens (and I’m guessing all hardware will be touchscreen-based).

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