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?


3 thoughts on “No HTML5 Support for Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Devices”

  1. Kylie says:

    It is pretty pathetic of Windows Phone 7 to have no HTML5 support now, let alone no HTML5 support in the foreseeable future.

    Then again, we are talking about a phone OS that lacks basic functionality like multitasking and Copy & Paste.

    The more we learn about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, the more pathetic it looks. It will be DOA.

  2. Polly says:

    It is pretty pathetic of Apple to have no Flash support now, let alone no Flash support in the forseeable future.

    Funny considering that this is the standard. HTML 5 isn't this yet and debateable whether it ever will – unless you are an Apple i-Diot caught up in their little reality distortion bubble.



    1. Tool says:

      Polly you are correct, this ignorant article only fuels unintelligent opinions that fuel fanboyism. The reality is HTML5 is not a current standard, who even knows when it will be widely adopted. Microsoft has not said Phone 7 will never support this. The fact that Microsoft will have flash potentially working within 6 months is actually impressive. So many people try find reasons to jump on Microsoft when they really don’t even know what the hell they are talking about.

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