More on Windows Mobile 7 Photon

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We’re trying to fit the pieces together of what once was the real Windows Mobile 7, or Photon as it’s best known. In case you missed it, check out Thoughts on Windows Phone 7 Series (BTW: Photon is Dead). In that article, I speculated about the timeline of the real Windows Mobile 7 and when it was scrapped at Microsoft. Some new screenshots from XDA reveal a very early look at Photon that are congruent with screenshots of Windows Mobile 7 beta we showed you earlier this month. According to freyberry from XDA, Photon was killed about 18 months ago, which brings us back to September of 2008. That is when development of Windows Phone 7 Series began. The new operating system being so young explains why Microsoft is not yet finished with it.

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Below are some additional screenshots of Windows Mobile 7 beta, which we think was the precursor to the more modern version of Photon that we’ve seen (like the above). Also, take a look at this YouTube video.

(via: wmpu and XDA)

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.