Microsoft posts video of WP7 Kinect integration and other press shots

Yesterday was a big day for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, took the stage at World Mobile Congress to announce future plans for their new mobile platform.

One of the highlights from yesterday was the announcement of Internet Explorer 9 Mobile for Windows Phone 7 that will be coming in the second half of 2011. Currently, WP7 runs a mobile version of IE 7 with some IE 8 code in it. Microsoft plans to skip IE 8 mobile all together and launch a mobile version of their new HTML5-compliant Internet Explorer 9.

Since the announcement, Microsoft published images and video from the event, showing off a demo version of Internet Explorer 9 mobile running on WP7, Twitter support, SkyDrive, Xbox LIVE Extras, and a couple of Xbox LIVE games including Pac-Man, Tetris, and Full House Poker.

Microsoft also published a video showing Windows Phone 7 with Kinect integration. The ability to control aspects of a game on your handset is an interesting concept. The video shows multiple user support for Windows Phone 7 and Kinect integration. The users control objects on the screen with the touch of their WP7 device, giving the player a unique and real-time experience with Kinect.

 

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My next device is Nokia WP7

these are amazing!

look how MS changing the world of everything

this is a new way to play multi player whenever wherever (like shakira )

Emperatoor said,
My next device is Nokia WP7

these are amazing!

look how MS changing the world of everything

this is a new way to play multi player whenever wherever (like shakira )

you'll have to wait until the end of the year though

Looks good, keep it coming Microsoft. SkyDrive cloud syncing with the whole Office suite will be what does it for me.

dave164 said,
Looks good, keep it coming Microsoft. SkyDrive cloud syncing with the whole Office suite will be what does it for me.

Ya, full skydrive app sync is big, but I want them to take it one step further and add in support for Live Mesh. This way we can have local Outlook and IE sync to the phone as well folder sync between the phone and PCs for that next level of sync.

GP007 said,

Ya, full skydrive app sync is big, but I want them to take it one step further and add in support for Live Mesh. This way we can have local Outlook and IE sync to the phone as well folder sync between the phone and PCs for that next level of sync.

Well, I'm looking forward to getting a WP7 in the near future (hoping Nokia comes up with a top notch handset), but MS really need to up their Exchange and Encryption game on WP7.

sviola said,

Well, I'm looking forward to getting a WP7 in the near future (hoping Nokia comes up with a top notch handset), but MS really need to up their Exchange and Encryption game on WP7.

Agree, them concepts phones that Nokia have confirmed look HOT. (If a phone can be hot...)

dave164 said,

Agree, them concepts phones that Nokia have confirmed look HOT. (If a phone can be hot...)


It can. You just have to hope it doesn't overheat.

sviola said,

Well, I'm looking forward to getting a WP7 in the near future (hoping Nokia comes up with a top notch handset), but MS really need to up their Exchange and Encryption game on WP7.

I expect more of that for sure, they made it a point to let us know at the keynote that they stuff they showed/talked about is only "a few" of the things coming. And there is no way MS will leave out any enterprise level features from WP7 for long.

GP007 said,

I expect more of that for sure, they made it a point to let us know at the keynote that they stuff they showed/talked about is only "a few" of the things coming. And there is no way MS will leave out any enterprise level features from WP7 for long.


Yeah. I can't wait to see what's coming. Corporate features, like VPN support should be awesome.

I like the UI change with IE9, bigger refresh button and also having the address bar at the bottom compared to the top, thought others might want it at the top. I just think it's easier to use and access like that when you're on the go and using one hand.

GP007 said,
I like the UI change with IE9, bigger refresh button and also having the address bar at the bottom compared to the top, thought others might want it at the top. I just think it's easier to use and access like that when you're on the go and using one hand.

I like what they have done with the placement, in fact I sent in feedback to those I know on the team with that exact concept, more touchable refresh button and move the bar to the bottom. I hate how the iPhone has so much going on at the top of the screen, its hard to reach!

GP007 said,
I like the UI change with IE9, bigger refresh button and also having the address bar at the bottom compared to the top, thought others might want it at the top. I just think it's easier to use and access like that when you're on the go and using one hand.

I agree.

GP007 said,
I like the UI change with IE9, bigger refresh button and also having the address bar at the bottom compared to the top, thought others might want it at the top. I just think it's easier to use and access like that when you're on the go and using one hand.

I agree.

with so many million kinect devices already out there, all u need is a wp7 device ... this is exactly the type of thing microsoft should do more of ... take advantage of their experience and link their products

Ugh, reminds me of GBA+Gamecube, gimmicky and expensive as sin.

Dont get me wrong if done properly it could be awesome, but who is going to be able to afford ALL of the gear to do this?

nw2001 said,
Ugh, reminds me of GBA+Gamecube, gimmicky and expensive as sin.

Dont get me wrong if done properly it could be awesome, but who is going to be able to afford ALL of the gear to do this?

I have all the gear.
I want someone to create "Star Trek: Red Shirt Adventures", which would be a Kinect enabled sandbox exploration game which allows the player to use their windows Phone as the Tricorder.
I think that would be awesome.

dotf said,

I have all the gear.
I want someone to create "Star Trek: Red Shirt Adventures", which would be a Kinect enabled sandbox exploration game which allows the player to use their windows Phone as the Tricorder.
I think that would be awesome.

That idea has blow my mind. I want that game now.

dotf said,

I have all the gear.
I want someone to create "Star Trek: Red Shirt Adventures", which would be a Kinect enabled sandbox exploration game which allows the player to use their windows Phone as the Tricorder.
I think that would be awesome.

When WP7 was coming out, I posted here at neowin a couple of ideas that would be interesting regarding xbox integration and wp7. Among them would be using the WP7 as the PIPboy from the Fallout series. Also, would be interesting to be able to use it as night vision or thermal vision when pointing it to the tv on FPS games. There could even be a third party controller add-in where one could insert the phone to show additional info or run in-game minigames on it (like the Dreamcast was able to do with it's removable memory thingy...)

dotf said,

I have all the gear.
I want someone to create "Star Trek: Red Shirt Adventures", which would be a Kinect enabled sandbox exploration game which allows the player to use their windows Phone as the Tricorder.
I think that would be awesome.

Red shirt adventures...no way. "Transport complete"...you look around, yellow shirt, yellow shirt, blue shirt, green shirt...you look down, red shirt - FFFUUUUUUUU!

schubb2003 said,

Red shirt adventures...no way. "Transport complete"...you look around, yellow shirt, yellow shirt, blue shirt, green shirt...you look down, red shirt - FFFUUUUUUUU!

Either way, you're in the same spirit of my original concept, let's find someone to build this for us.

dotf said,

Either way, you're in the same spirit of my original concept, let's find someone to build this for us.

hehe, yep...I think your idea would rock, just having a little fun!

schubb2003 said,

hehe, yep...I think your idea would rock, just having a little fun!

Damn! That thing would make me actually buy an Xbox. The idea sounds pretty awesome.