Most of us overlooked the name Microsoft gave to their new line of mobile phone operating system. Why was it called Windows Phone 7 series and not Windows Phone series? Now, according to a podcast from Microsoft Australia developers Michael Kordahi and Andrew Coates, there shall be three ‘chassis‘ upon which Windows Phone 7 series will run.
“Chassis 1 is for PC makers developing “big touch screen” phones. These will be touch-only devices, with 1 GHz processor and a dedicated graphics processor. These are the phones that will be out first at launch this holiday season.
Chassis 2-compliant phones will support real sliding keyboards plus touch. These would be more Palm-Treo-like.
Chassis 3 phones might be candy bar phones”
So these will be three platforms or series that every version of Windows Phone moving forward will be built for.[via ZDNet]