1. Getting Started with Windows Phone 7


In this chapter, you learn the basics of working with Windows Phone 7. First, you learn about all of the device’s physical features. After that, you learn how to prepare the phone for its first use and how to install the Zune software. Finally, you learn the basics of interacting with your phone.

Minimum Hardware Specifications

Microsoft requires all Windows Phone manufacturers to adhere to certain minimum hardware specifications. As a result, all Windows Phone 7 devices contain the following minimum hardware:

• A Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

• DirectX graphics hardware support with hardware acceleration ...

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