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Getting Started with Windows Phone 7

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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.
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

In this chapter:

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 for Direct3D using programmable GPU

• A minimum of 256MB of RAM

• A minimum of 8GB flash memory

• 802.11 b/g wireless (802.11n is optional)

• Bluetooth

• FM Radio

• A four-point multitouch capacitive touch screen


• An accelerometer

• A magnetometer (compass)

• A proximity sensor

• A light sensor

• 800x480 WVGA display resolution with minimum 16 bits of color per pixel

• A minimum 5-megapixel camera

• A minimum of VGA resolution video capture

• Start, Back, and Search buttons

• Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down buttons

• Two-stage Camera button

• Vibration motor

• Micro-USB 2.0

• 3.5mm stereo headset jack with three-button detection support

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