Skip Nav
JK Rowling
5 Harry Potter Secrets You Definitely Didn't Know . . . Until Now
Digital Life
No One Can Spot a Girl's Legs in This Photo and It's Driving People CRAZY
Tech Video
You'll Want to Watch This Mesmerizing Supernova Flash GIF Over and Over Again

Windows Phone 7 Updates

Updates For Windows Phone 7, Including Kinect Support

It looks like at least one of the predicted tech trends for 2011 might be coming true. Today, during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer detailed updates to Windows Phone 7, parts of which users can expect to see next month.

Announced features include Internet Explorer 9 for faster browsing, multitasking, and built-in Twitter integration. But arguably the most exciting announcement is that the phones will connect with the Kinect, serving as a kind of controller for the device. Details are still sketchy, but based on the demonstration, the Kinect will be able to detect players using Windows phones and allow them to use the phones as controllers to enhance the game. The phone's screen will also display game play, adding another level of interactivity. No official date was announced for this functionality.

These updates, plus the recent announcement that Nokia would be ditching its own software in favor of Microsoft's mobile OS in its phones by the end of the year, could signal that 2011 is the year of the Windows Phone.

Image Source: Getty
Microsoft Surface Book i7 Details
Microsoft Girls in STEM Video 2017
Guy Fainting on Roller Coaster With Windows Sound Effects
Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle Review
Surface Studio Details
Mark Zuckerberg, Apple, Microsoft, and Google Defend DACA
From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds