Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the next generation of Windows Embedded CE. Compact 7 is a real-time operating system that brings the power of Windows 7 to a wide range of handheld devices.
As a budding handheld device developer, you can leverage the powerful technologies in Compact 7 for creating attractive, intuitive user experiences that use the latest hardware platforms. It includes support for ARM v7, hardware graphics acceleration, and multi-core processing.
Using familiar tools like Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend you can create devices with compelling user experiences using Silverlight for Windows Embedded and multi-touch input capabilities, a modern browsing experience with Internet Explorer and Flash 10.1, rich media playback capabilities with support for MPEG-4, and connections to PCs with Windows Device Stage, servers through AirSync, and other media devices with DLNA.