A word document containing a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) surfaced on one of Microsoft websites and might indicate that a Windows Phone 7 client for Microsoft Mediaroom might be in the works. For those that don’t know, Microsoft Mediaroom is a IPTV platform that Microsoft created to enable TV providers to sell IPTV services. the services can be integrated on a variety of streaming hardware devices, from set top boxes to smart phones, so Windows Phone 7 might be uniquely suited as a client and it could provide Microsoft with an edge in TV streaming over the competition. Let’s not forget that the main Mediaroom user is AT&T with their U-Verse. I saved a copy of the Microsoft document here in case Microsoft decides to pull it.
This is not the first Microsoft version of a Mediaroom client for mobile devices. A Mediaroom client was previously released for the Windows Mobile platform and a client is also in works for XBOX 360 consoles, scheduled to be released this year and using U-Verse.