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Microsoft makes hardware requirements for WP devices less stringent

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Nov 2011, 07:24

Microsoft seems to have loosened its grip on the hardware requirements for Windows Phone 7 devices and no longer forces phone makers to include a camera in their handsets…

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posted on 07 Nov 2011, 07:30 1

1. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

RAM not good enough,MS still trailing

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 07:47 1

3. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

256MB of RAM is probably going to be used in budget devices when the 'Tango' updated is released.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 00:49

11. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

what does Muhannad mean?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:40

10. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

That's just minimum ram most windows phones have 512.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 07:34

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

with this manufactures can make some new cool smartphones a really thigh up system for MS work model slows a bit how they roll new stuff, this will make them grow faster

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:18

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

that would make sense with the "tango" upgrade thats about to roll out which MS said was for budget devices.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:24 1

5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Camera key should be a requirement as well.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:59

6. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Agree. That is really, really popular feature among camera enthusiasts.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:00

7. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

A camera key is nice sometimes, but I'd rather have a phone with only a power/lock button and that's it. volume can be managed from inside the phone itself as also does taking pictures.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:03 1

8. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

What I kinda do not understand is that there have always been minimum standards, but very few maximum standards. There is a great potential with the next wave of devices, especially with WP8 on the horizon, to make higher end devices that really compete with Android. Why are manufacturers just settling for the lowest everything that Microsoft wants?

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:54

9. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

It's a great way for Microsoft to push out budget devices for those who want a smartphone, but are first time adopters.

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