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In pictures: Windows Phone Series 7 demo

Microsoft fitted out its stands at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with huge touch screens that offered a taste of Windows Phone Series 7

  • As part of Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone Series 7, the company fitted out its stands at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with huge, touch-screen televisions that allow users to experience the basic user interface of the new mobile platform.

  • These demo screens display the basic layout of a Windows 7 phone's interface, allowing users to touch and interact with the screen as if they were using a live unit.

  • Though not all of the phone's functions can be shown, most of the basics are displayed.

  • The touch-screen units are complete with multiple tiles, including contacts, photos, multimedia, video and mail. Users can arrange the home screen "tiles" in any order or layout they like. You can have as many tiles as you want on the home screen.

  • Microsoft says is working to introduce these setups in retail stores.

  • The Windows Phone Series 7 interface takes inspiration from Microsoft's Zune media player.

  • Unlike with previous versions of Windows Mobile, each phone's interface will look the same regardless of a handset's manufacturer.

  • Ross flew to Barcelona as a guest of Samsung.
  • Windows Phone Series 7 devices are expected to launch in Australia before Christmas.

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