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Windows Phone 7 Made Simple by Jon Westfall

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Chapter 9. Searching Your Phone and Using Speech

One of the goals of the team that built Windows Phone 7 was to make finding information as easy and quick as possible. The team knew that, for most information, people do not want to be moving through apps, menus, buttons, and who knows what else—they just want to find the information ASAP! For that reason, the team dedicated an entire button on the device to searching: the search button.

Understanding the Search Button

If you've used any previous version of Windows Mobile, then you know that the operating system underpinning it was radically re-created in Windows Phone 7. You also know that prior versions of Windows Mobile had a search capability that wasn't as useful as it sounded. Like the Search ...

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