Posted by Sagar | Posted in Hardware, Windows Phone 7 | Posted on 06-11-2011
Microsoft has been quite stringent with the minimum requirements till the first and the second Windows Phone hardware specifications with minimum requirements rest assure that the Developers didn’t have to take that extra effort or compromise the quality of the apps and games for the platform.
But that was until now,since they have updated the new chassis requirements according to a post on MSDN which now makes some previously mandatory requirements as optional one’s.So from now on Camera(both front facing and rear facing),Gyro and Compass would not be an mandatory requirement to be a Windows Phone device.
This might very well be a sign of things to come as we have already been hearing about the Cheap Windows Phones from Nokia to capture the entry level market,this move with no camera requirements would definitely save a huge amount of costs targeted for big enterprises or office places like the data centers where the use of camera phones and camera’s are restricted.
Apart from these changes the rest of the requirements remains the same as of the earlier Windows Phone Chassis,
- A common set of hardware controls and buttons that include the Start, Search, and Back buttons.
- A large WVGA (800 x 480) format display capable of rendering most web content in full-page width and displaying movies in widescreen.
- Capacitive 4-point multi-touch screens for quick, simple control of the phone and its features.
- Support for data connectivity using cellular networks and Wi-Fi.
- 256 MB (or more) of RAM and 8 GB (or more) of flash storage.
It remains to be seen whether this would be a welcome move from the end users who are demanding more high end stuff now a days with each and every new smartphone in the market.