Give Windows Phone 7 a try on your PC

Whether you’re itching to give the new interface a try or want to understand why anyone cares, you can give the new Windows Phone 7 a virtual run-through by following a how-to guide from Gizmodo.

The necessary components are easy enough to get: A PC running Windows, the Windows Phone 7 Development Kit (free), and a custom Windows Phone 7 ROM (link provided in the how-to). Not sure how much touch function is possible on this emulation, but I’d hope it can offer a more savory experience on a multi-touch screen PC (something Apple should note for the future). If you have any of that experience to share, please let us know.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]


  1. There’s another video floating around showing someone (, I believe) with an HP tm2 tablet demoing the multi-touch capability on the emulator… was a little rough, but functional and a neat demo if nothing else.

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