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Microsoft to unveil Xbox LIVE Mobile [Update]

A Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona today will be the location where Microsoft unveils the official Xbox LIVE for Mobile phones. An image was leaked which showed the integration of Xbox LIVE on the new Windows Mobile 7 operating system.

The Xbox LIVE is fully viewable on the start screen with the title of ‘Games’ beneath which indicates that Mobile Phone games will be launched separately for the service. It is also highly likely that we will be able to use the other functions of Xbox LIVE such as messaging, checking gamer profiles, maybe even sending voice messages - who knows?

Recently Microsoft posted a job offering which stated:

“We need a Principle Program Manager who can help drive the platform and bring Xbox LIVE enabled games to Windows Mobile. This person will focus specifically on what makes gaming experiences ‘LIVE Enabled’ through aspects such as avatar integration, social interactions, and multi-screen experiences,”

No final specific details have yet been announced, but what other functions would you be hoping for with Xbox LIVE on Windows Mobile 7?

[UPDATE]

An official Press Release was made available detailing some of the new features:

Games.

This hub delivers the first and only official Xbox LIVE experience on a phone, including Xbox LIVE games, Spotlight feed and the ability to see a gamers avatar, Achievements and gamer profile. With more than 23 million active members around the world, Xbox LIVE unlocks a world of friends, games and entertainment on Xbox 360, and now also on Windows Phone 7 Series.

Music & Video.

This hub creates an incredible media experience that brings the best of Zune, including content from a users PC, online music services and even a built-in FM radio into one simple place that is all about music and video. Users can turn their media experience into a social one with Zune Social on a PC and share their media recommendations with like-minded music lovers. The playback experience is rich and easy to navigate, and immerses the listener in the content.

Source: Kotaku
Updated Source: WSJ

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Comment by mazheq on 2010-02-15 15:36:23 | Reply

here is the promo video from the Barcelona expo, check the ending of the windows 7 phone promo - it shows xbox live and avatar on the display, so the rumours are possibly true

Comment by mazheq on 2010-02-15 15:37:29 | Reply

http://bit.ly/bmq40w - here was the missing link

Thank you for that - it looks great, I’m deffo going to consider upgrading to Windows 7 after watching.

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