STILL no HTML5?
What can one say that hasn't been said a thousand times before?
Microsoft launched a Groupon-like site dubbed 'Bing deals' that works on desktops, Apple's iPhone and Google's Android device but not on Redmond's own Windows Phone 7. The company said the service was available in desktop and mobile versions only for US customers currently. Local deals service provider Dealmap partnered with …
HTML5 loosely refers collection of technologies such as canvas, webgl, web workers, client side storage, H264 / WebM video, audio, css3, geolocation, drag & drop, web sockets etc.
No browser supports them fully although some may be close. Smart phones lag even further behind. So while IE is a crap browser, it's not correct to assume that other browsers are there yet either, especially on mobiles.
It wouldn't surprise me if the main thing Bing needs is geolocation. Maybe IE doesn't offer it or does it in some retrograde way that they don't want to support. I'm actually impressed that Bing has the autonomy to do this.
Even if WP7 did support HTML5, releasing software designed for a platform that has sold perhaps a couple of thousand phones in total would be a waste of effort.
It just shows you what a "together" company Microsoft is...one end does not know what the other is doing. Also reveals how serious they are about the Kin2 -- I mean -- WP7 phones.
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