Windows Phone 7

  • Look out: That Windows Phone 7 Update Is Bricking Handsets

    Uh oh! Remember that itty-bitty update that Microsoft sent out yesterday to make sure next month’s big update would go smoothly? Looks like the itty-bitty update itself might not be going so smoothly. Read More

  • Coming Soon: Kinect-Windows Phone 7 Mashups

    This is pretty cool, though I’m not sure it’ll get that much love. Microsoft just played a video here at MWC showing what they stressed was real code that allows for interaction between Windows Phone 7 and Kinect. Well, it wasn’t really Kinect-specific, except that the guy was playing a Kinect game. Read More

  • Nokia's Windows Phone 7 Concept Revealed?

    Engadget has what they say are some of the first shots of Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 concept. Right now this is just a conceptual device to show just what the marriage of Microsoft and Nokia will look like. It looks like they spent a lot of time on this because the phones look great. We’ll keep you updated as the story develops. Read More

  • Report says that Sony Ericsson has Windows Phone 7 devices "in the pipeline"

    A report from Digitimes today has stated that Sony Ericsson have Windows Phone 7 devices “in the pipeline.” Sony Ericsson have previously said that Windows Phone 7 has “remained on their roadmap”, but, to date, we’ve seen nothing of any WinPho devices from ol’ ess eee. However, with Sony Ericsson’s market share continuing to decrease, it seems that… Read More

  • Microsoft meets with WP7 Jailbreak team. Hugs ensue.

    In a move that will surely only help move more Windows Phone 7 handsets, Microsoft have met with the team behind the WP7 Jailbreak, Chevron, and the results appear to be positive. Writing on their blog yesterday, Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, and Long Zheng have revealed what they can (outside of the NDA they voluntarily signed) about the 2 days of meetings, and are “genuinely… Read More

  • Microsoft Now Hawking Windows Phone 7 On Groupon

    I’m almost rooting for Windows Phone 7. I mean despite positive reviews from critics the phone has had a hard time catching on, most recently suffering through reports that it was less popular than Windows 98, in terms of traffic referrals. WP 7 has been on the market for around three months and while execs are still not talking sales numbers, it doesn’t seem likely it will catch… Read More

  • WP7 Connector Syncs Zunes To Your Mac (Unofficially)

    Mac users have been asking for years for a version of Zune for OS X, even if it’s a stripped-down sync utility. The Windows Phone 7 Connector app for Mac is made for use, of course, with your WP7 handset, but apparently a simple terminal tweak is all it takes to make it recognize Zunes as well. Read More

  • The Phantom Menace: Is Your Windows Phone 7 Device Sending Out ‘Phantom Data’?

    The jury is still out as to whether or not 2011 will be the year of “traitorware,” but so far it seems to be the year, at least from Microsoft‘s point of view, of “phantom data.” For some unknown reason several message boarders have started to complain that their Windows Phone 7 phones are automatically sending out anywhere from 30MB-50MB of data every single day. Read More

  • Fly or Die Flipboard, Windows Phone 7 and Casio Tryx Review

    Fly Or Die: Does Flipboard Have A Chance?

    It’s time for this week’s episode of Fly or Die, the TCTV show where CrunchGear editor John Biggs and I look at three new products and debate their longterm chances of survival. In today’s show, we discuss Windows Phone 7, the just-announced Casio Tryx digital camera, and the popular Flipboard iPad app. At the end of the show, a special surprise guest appears from one of… Read More

  • Highlights from Microsoft's CES Keynote: Windows Phone 7 edition

    I know that most of you can’t bring yourself to sit through the hour of power that is now available online, or just can’t stand the hype music that CES keynotes bring (I know I can’t), so I’ve condensed and brought to you all the Windows Phone 7 highlights from Microsoft’s keynote in handy blog post form. Nice of me, eh? Jump on through the break for the full details. Read More

  • Amazon Kindle app now available for Windows Phone 7

    If you’re sick of carrying around both your Kindle AND your Windows Phone 7 handset, then you can give your shoulder muscles a break tomorrow, as Amazon have now released their very almost ubiquitous e-book reader app, Kindle, onto the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. It has all the features you’ve come to know and love, such as access to the Kindle Store’s 750,000 books, syncing… Read More

  • Next Windows Phone 7 update called "NoDo", not to be confused with ManGo

    There’s a man in town saying that Windows Phone 7’s first update will get its RTM (Release to Manufacturers) as early as this week, in time for Ballmer’s CES appearance. That same mysterious man (actually Paul Thurrott from Windows Phone Secrets), also says that the update is called “NoDo”, which is an abbreviation of an obscure reference to Android’s… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hack Demonstrated On Video

    For the developers of any digital distribution store (be it Steam, or the iOS App Store, or what have you), there’s not much worse than waking up to find out that your system’s piracy protection mechanisms have big ol’ gaping security holes. There’s one thing, though, that can take a bit of the sting off: having the bad news broken to you by a white hat (read… Read More

  • Microsoft: 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 handsets "sold" in first six weeks

    Achim Berg, Microsoft’s VP of business and marketing for Windows Phones has revealed in a faux-interview with Microsoft News Center that partner phone manufacturers have sold over 1.5 million Windows 7 Phone devices to carriers and retailers in its first six weeks on the market. Windows Phone 7 launched in Europe and the Asia Pacific region on October 21 and in the United States and… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 ROMs Extracted And Swapped For The First Time

    Hey, Windows Phone 7 users! Dying to load your handset up with all sorts of crazy, customized ROMs like your Android-carrying brothers-from-another-mother? Well, you still can’t — but today, the hacking community got one giant step closer! Read More

  • Second update to Windows Phone 7 to be announced at MWC in Feb?

    If you thought that one big update to Windows Phone 7 was enough for the first quarter of 2011, well… you’re wrong. According to Winrumors (note the “rumors” part), Steve Ballmer himself will head a keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona come Feb 2011, where he will unveil the next “significant” upgrade to WinPho7. Read More

  • Microsoft's WP7 Platform Guy Won't Talk Sales Numbers Either (Le Web)

    We’re here at Le Web 2010 in Paris, where organizer Loic Le Meur is doing an on-stage Q&A with Charlie Kindel, General Manager for the Windows Phone Developer Ecosystem at Microsoft. Asked how many phones Microsoft has sold to date, Kindel declined to answer the question (sound familiar?). He only said they “plan to sell a lot in 2011″, referring to it as a… Read More

  • Microsoft Doesn't Expect Windows Phone 7 Sales To Catch Up To iOS or Android Any Time Soon

    If your product is selling well, you brag about it. If it isn’t, you don’t. It’s a basic strategy, driven by the idea that talk of heavy sales in turn generates even heavier sales. It’s a bit telling, then, that Microsoft is doing their damnedest to get around having to shed any light on Windows Phone 7’s sales thus far. In an onstage interview with Walt Mossberg… Read More

  • A Look At Windows Phone 7's Cut and Paste

    It seems like only yesterday that Windows Phone 7 rolled out to acclaim and jeers. Now, a few months later, we have WinPho7’s latest unreleased version featuring three musical guests, Cut, Copy, and Paste! Click through for the full video of C,C, and P in action. Read More

  • Microsoft not paying WP7 developers before Feb 2011


    Oh no, Microsoft! This is not a good move. It appears that developers selling apps in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace won’t get paid for peddling their wares until February 2011. Now, given that the smartphone wars are largely decided by the available apps on any one platform, it isn’t a great move to defer payments to those developers that will define your platform —… Read More

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