Leaked Windows Phone 7 Architecture Guide Reveals Juicy Details

It seems that the Windows Phone 7 Architecture guide has been leaked, and from the architecture guide, some rather juicy information was gleaned. In simple terms, what we’ve found include:

  • The phone will be tied quite closely with your Windows Live ID
  • You’ll be asked to login at first boot and accept the End-user License Agreement (EULA)
  • Hardware needs to be verified though a Genuine Windows Phone certification
  • You’ll need a Windows Live ID for contacts sync, Marketplace and use of Microsoft services
  • Phone processes are allowed to use up to 1GB of the phone’s RAM
  • No support for Bluetooth 3
  • OEMs are limited to six pre-installed apps, which can take up to a maximum of 60MB of space
  • OEMs aren’t allowed to install trialware
  • OEMs are responsible for Direct3D drivers
  • OEMs can change the default search engine in Mobile Internet Explorer, but can’t remove Bing as the phone’s default search provider.
  • Windows Phone 7 devices will also use the Microsoft Unified Storage System for user files

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