Microsoft’s Itsvan Cseri has unveiled some minor changes in the new Windows Phone 7 chassis. The specifications essentially act as a minimum requirements guide for manufacturers making Windows Phone 7 handsets.
The latest chassis adds certification for a couple of Qualcomm processors, namely the MSM7X30 and MSM8X55. Both of those feature the Adreno 205 GPU. Incidentally, Qualcomm is still the only SoC (system-on-a-chip) manufacturer certified for Windows Phone 7.
In the Sensors category, there’s now optional Gyro support. It joins A-GPS, Accelerometer, Compass, Light and Proximity.
On the display side of things, WVGA is now the only supported screen resolution. Microsoft adds: “We standardized on one display resolution – 800x480 – and we are not changing that in this release which makes application and game development easier.”
As before, you can expect a minimum 5MP camera, 256MB RAM and 8GB flash memory with Windows Phone 7 handsets.