The Daily Slash: September 28th 2010

Sep 28, 2010
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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the news that we found around the Web, we've got confirmation from Microsoft that the "Chassis 2" physical design for Windows Phone 7 will be very similar to the "BlackBerry" style that we've seen over the years -- a candybar device with a full physical QWERTY keyboard right up front. And then, as usual, we'll take a look at what's happening around the R3 Media Network.

From Around the Web:

BlackBerry Style to be the Second Chassis for Windows Phone 7: Way back in the day, some time during the early stages of the year, Microsoft came clean that there'd be three different chassis builds for Windows Phone 7 handsets. The idea, was that Microsoft would be "controlling" the main look and feel of Windows Phone 7, and that meant that there'd be a lot more "defined" attributes for the mobile Operating System. Customers would know exactly what to expect. And while there's been no defining mention of what those chassis would consist of, thanks to Microsoft's ISV developer Paul Foster, we now have a firm grasp on what we should expect: "WP7 devices will have one of two screen resolutions - either 800 x 480 for large touchscreen devices with the potential for slide-out Qwerty keyboards, or 480 x 320 for 'BlackBerry' style handsets that can incorporate a Qwerty on the front of the device. Microsoft expects the majority of WP7 devices to have the larger screen resolution at launch, with smaller resolution handsets coming later, said Foster." [via WMExperts]

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