Seattle based software and OS developer Microsoft has released an interactive demo of their latest Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango‘ edition of their OS, which can be run from inside of a web browser on any mobile phone from aka.ms/wpdemo
The WP7 demo is now accessible on a computer, or any supported mobile phone such as the Apple iPhone 4S or the latest Android device – all in order to see what the Microsoft operating system would look like on another handset, as a comparison to the mobile’s actual platform.
This HTML5 fully interactive demonstration of Windows Phone 7 allows the user to both tap on the screen, along with swiping across the menus and in the same way as the MS mobile OS operates.
The mock-up starts off with the main home screen, where the live tiles or widgets reside on WP7.
These can all be accessed, where the ‘Phone’ tile offers up the ability to dial a number from inside of the platform.
There is also a demo of the People hub, which offers the scrolling through of contacts on the mimicked handset, with an account’s Facebook status being able to be ‘liked’.
This is all whilst allowing the People hub to filter Facebook statuses, along with viewing profiles from inside of this hub.
The Microsoft virtual platform experience goes on to show the threaded messages in a single window from a variety of sources, such as Facebook and a text message from the same contact in one thread; Linked inboxes from Outlook and Hotmail, with viewable emails; a mock-up of the calendar; group messages; local scout for business searching and the picture hub.Leave a comment on this article