No HTML5 Support for Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Devices
Although the internet is moving towards HTML5 as standard, it appears some in the mobile phone arena are reluctant to make that moves, one of which seems to be Windows Phone 7 maker Microsoft.
According to Bertrand Vasquez of Erictric, and by way of Winfuture, Frank Prengel, Microsoft Germany Technical Evangelist for Windows Phone & Windows Embedded, during a press conference in Hamburg, Germany, indicated that Microsoft has no firm plans to feature support for HTML5 in the Windows Phone 7 platform.
Apparently Prengel also made a demonstration of using the new IE7/IE8 hybrid on WP7 and said that the OS will “support Flash only until Adobe makes a suitable final version available, which could take up to six months.”
Considering is has been estimated that HTML5 will eventually become the next major web standard is somewhat of a concern that Microsoft has felt the need not to have any plans to support HTML5 in Windows Phone 7, don’t you think?