Platform holder claims new mobile service functions as a 'mobile console'

Xbox throws weight behind Windows Phone 7

Microsoft’s Xbox division has given Windows Phone 7 the biggest possible endorsement by claiming that the mobile device is the closest thing to an Xbox handheld.

Speaking to Kotaku at CES, the company said Windows Phone 7 "is our mobile platform for games."

Kevin Unangst, senior global director of PC and mobile gaming at Microsoft, said: "The same people who make the Halo game, the same development folks, work on this. This is our mobile console."

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