First Windows Phone 7 apps may include YouTube and Yelp

From what has been shown off so far, Windows Phone 7 has been missing a very important feature, that feature is web video. However, it appears that hope is not lost.

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Image Credit: MobileTechWorld

According to Engadget, “A former Microsoft program manager with access to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace tweeted the above picture earlier this week, which shows that there are at least placeholders for a variety of games and productivity tools as well as Yelp and YouTube.”

MobileTechWorld claims that they have previously seen the image above while visiting the Microsoft Redmond Campus. However, they also state that Justin Angel, who works for Vertigo Software, has decided to post the screenshot on Twitter.

The image shows that Microsoft has already posted these apps that we have previously seen on a Channel9 video. It also shows that several third-party apps are now available. Another major revelation that comes via this image is that there is a YouTube extension for the Music & Video hub.

Apparently, this means that Windows Phone 7 users will have the privilege of being able to access YouTube videos on the Zune Hub. Finally, MobileTechWorld claims that Microsoft has already proven their understanding of the importance of updating Windows Phone 7 as it has apparently already started updating the platform.

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Xero said,
Good thing those icon tiles don't look like ****, oh wait..

Oh wait... The article explains why if you read it:

“A former Microsoft program manager with access to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace tweeted the above picture earlier this week, which shows that there are at least placeholders for a variety of games and productivity tools as well as Yelp and YouTube.”

GreyWolf said,

Oh wait... The article explains why if you read it:

The only one that can get away with it is the, "PixelMan" icon. .

MFH said,
Is it true that the mobile IE of WP7 will not support Flash and Silverlight?

I'm not sure about Flash, but Silverlight is one of the main APIs for WP7, so I'm assuming the browser will support it.

GreyWolf said,
I'm not sure about Flash, but Silverlight is one of the main APIs for WP7, so I'm assuming the browser will support it.
They've stated that it won't have a Silverlight plugin.


The Silverlight framework used for applications is not the same as the browser plugin. It's confusing that several different things have the same name, but there are really several different and incompatible Silverlight platforms (although with a little work you can to some extent port code between them.)

Deja Vu, I am sure I read this before a couple of days ago.

*Edit*

Nevermind, it was on Engadget yesterday.

They should enforce a house/os style especially with icons sitting right next to each other, at the moment it looks confusing and poorly designed. Even if this is a development stage it's much easier to get right from the off.

Learn from Windows Live, like it or not all their services now feel like the same application platform with each one (hotmail, messenger, office, photos) maintaining a consistent style.

McDave said,
They should enforce a house/os style especially with icons sitting right next to each other, at the moment it looks confusing and poorly designed. Even if this is a development stage it's much easier to get right from the off.

Learn from Windows Live, like it or not all their services now feel like the same application platform with each one (hotmail, messenger, office, photos) maintaining a consistent style.


From day one, I know all these developer would not strictly follow Microsoft minimalist design.

sopharine said,
HORRIBLE ICON.
It is an add-on to the Zune hub, it doesn't need an icon. And will have a Youtube mini-icon with text in the video section of the Zune hub.

sopharine said,
HORRIBLE ICON.

"there are at least placeholders for a variety of games and productivity tools as well as Yelp and YouTube.”

SaltLife said,
Couldn't you still have accessed the site? I rarely use the built-in Android application.

On the zune you can't watch youtube which puts it way behind the itouch, if the zune HD had youtube it would be great.

using the browser wouldn't work as well because it doesn't have flash.

SaltLife said,
Couldn't you still have accessed the site? I rarely use the built-in Android application.

Nope, no flash or HTML5 video so no means of loading it or any other form of online video through the browser.

thealexweb said,

Nope, no flash or HTML5 video so no means of loading it or any other form of online video through the browser.

Firstly the IE9 engine isn't finished and Adobe said it will be part of the OS a bit later once finished.

Osiris said,
as if it was going to launch without youtube or web vids.

If they launched without YouTube, no one would buy the phone. They have to include it if they want to compete with the iPhone and the Droid.

WV2MJR said,

If they launched without YouTube, no one would buy the phone. They have to include it if they want to compete with the iPhone and the Droid.


LOL Since when is YouTube a killer app.

ahhell said,

LOL Since when is YouTube a killer app.

Since the iPhone. I have heard many people say that they wouldn't have considered Android without a YouTube app.