Windows Phone 7 Series Puts Xbox LIVE Games, Avatars and Achievements in your Pocket

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Official Press Release From Microsoft

Gamer on the go?  Now you can take many of your favorite Xbox 360 experiences with you, wherever you are.  Xbox LIVE – the leading online game and entertainment service in your living room – will be available in your pocket for the first time this holiday on Windows Phone 7 Series. Unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today at Mobile World Congress 2010, the Windows Phone 7 Series games hub featuring Xbox LIVE unlocks a world of games, fun and a community of more than 23 million active members to Windows Phone 7 Series users around the world. 

The games hub will provide many popular Xbox LIVE gaming and community features found on the Xbox 360 today, including the ability to: 

  • Collect Achievements and build your Gamerscore
  • View Xbox LIVE leaderboards
  • See your Xbox LIVE Avatar
  • Access Spotlight feeds, including the latest tips and tricks, game news, updates and more
  • Add Xbox LIVE friends to your friends list while out on the go
  • Turn-based (asynchronous) multiplayer gaming


“Windows Phone 7 Series was built from the ground up with entertainment in mind, and its unique design allowed us to bring some of the best gaming and community features of Xbox LIVE to the Windows mobile platform,” said Ron Pessner, general manager of Xbox LIVE Mobile. “It has always been our vision to expand the Xbox LIVE service to connect people to their games, entertainment and friends wherever they go, and the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series is an important step toward that goal.”

To watch the full replay of Steve Ballmer’s press conference at Mobile World Congress, and to experience Windows Phone 7 Series through an online product demo please visit:

Check out the video of all Windows Phone 7 Features

Tell us what you think of this.  Looks and sounds very interesting.

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  • Radical Dylan

    uhh… what games could possibly work on a phone?
    maybe the games room games? thus making that extra price for the computer license worth it if it works on your phone too.

    this would only be cool if 2 things happen.
    1) you can play certain games with people on the phone as well as xbox 360. imagine, connect 4. your friend is in his house on his 360, and you are in class playing against him using your phone.

    2) the ability to connect to xbox live parties straight through your phone! and talk to the people in the party via your phone.

  • Looks decent but not much info about how it can multitask like my current Palm Pre phone.

  • We’ll have to wait and see. I’ll have more info in the weeks ahead. It looks promising… and Its very interesting as I’d like to know how you unlock achievements and play games online etc.

  • Andrenekoi

    The best part is the better integration with Windows.

  • Amy W (eko0724)

    Looks very promising, I do enjoy:
    Access Spotlight feeds, including the latest tips and tricks, game news, updates and more

    Always fun to click through

  • duraroc

    I think you put this on a Snapdragon processor at 1ghz.. and it will be amazing. It’s harder for MS as they don’t do the hardware as well. So looking forward to getting this onto my phone.

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