Microsoft to ‘align’ Windows Phone, future Windows OSes—Microsoft aims to take steps to ease code development across tablets, PCs and smartphones

IDG News Service (New York Bureau)

Microsoft, which on Monday held an event in New York to mark the U.S. launch of smartphones running its latest Windows Phone 7.5 OS, said it is taking steps to “align” the smartphone OS with its future tablet and PC OSes.

The company wants to bring similar user experiences across Microsoft-based phones, PCs and tablets to make usage consistent and easier, said Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Windows Phone Program Management, during a press event.

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