ÿTwo weeks ago we reported on a detail surrounding the Windows Phone 7 launch, saying Microsoft would be tightening their requirements for WP7 handsets by designing a standardized chassis. Now that information is coming to light psp games.
During their latest podcast (via ZDNet), Microsoft Australia developers Michael Kordahi and Andrew Coates revealed what Microsoft’s chassis will actually consist of. First off, WP7 phones will come in three styles. Chassis 1 is a large, keyboard-less, touch-screen phone made by PC manufacturers with at least a 1GHz processor and a dedicated GPU. Chassis 2 is a more traditional phone likened to a Palm Treo, with a physical keyboard and some form of touch sensitivity. Details on the final chassis, number 3, are still unavailable, but the developers expected it may be a candy-bar style phone. Microsoft is sticking to its end-of-2010 release window by rolling out the chassis 1 models, saving the other two for some time in the future.
As for progress on the WP7 software front, there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing a lot more information about the Games hub at the San Francisco Game Developers Conference, which kicks off in two weeks.