7th November 2011, 17:13 #1
Cameras are optional in new Windows Phone: Minimum Hardware requirements changed
Did you know the new Windows Phone Minimum Hardware Specifications says the Cameras are optional.The MSDN Doc releasd in Sep provides the details -
Windows Phone Hardware -
- 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.
NOTE- Additional sensors, such as proximity and light, are on the phone but are not available for developer interaction yet.
- Primary Camera
- Front-facing Camera
Personally Iím not in favor of removal of Cameras though there will be section of people who may not be wanting Cameras as in Organizations where Cameras are not allowed for security reasons.So a Smartphone without cameras
will be a good idea. Soon can we expect a cheaper Smartphone from Nokia in Indian market?
(Source: Windows Phone Minimum Hardware requirements changed- Cameras are optional )
8th November 2011, 16:37 #2
I agree, even I dont like this dilution, but Microsoft wants Windows Phone to cater to the masses now...hence the change in strategy.