Windows Phone 7

  • Microsoft planning low-cost Windows Phone 7 devices for developing markets

    Microsoft planning low-cost Windows Phone 7 devices for developing markets

    Suppose that in addition to excluding a decade of apps and development, leaving out certain features, and starting out from scratch with a whole new visual theme, your phone is just plain expensive. So expensive, in fact, due to the restrictions you’ve placed on its hardware in order that it might run well, that you’ve priced yourself right out of huge markets like China and India. Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 Destroys The iPhone (Well, Its Foursquare App Does)

    Windows Phone 7 Destroys The iPhone (Well, Its Foursquare App Does)

    There’s no denying that Windows Phone 7 (or Windows Phone 7 Series, or whatever awful branding was chosen) looks to be a huge improvement from the previous iterations of Windows Mobile. And there’s even some talk that it may be able to compete with the current golden boy of the smartphone industry, Apple’s iPhone. If an early look at the new Foursquare app for Windows Phone 7… Read More

  • Microsoft's Scott Guthrie on Silverlight and Windows Phone

    Microsoft's Scott Guthrie on Silverlight and Windows Phone

    This year’s MIX 2010 was led by Scott Guthrie, who has emerged from Microsoft’s rank and file to own just about everything developer-related. Where last year’s MIX and PDC conferences were spearheaded by Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie, Guthrie’s keynote appearances focused on the progress Silverlight has made in driving the company’s 3 Screens and the… Read More

  • This Windows Phone 7 tablet concept toys with our hopes and dreams

    This Windows Phone 7 tablet concept toys with our hopes and dreams

    Windows Phone 7 has a gorgeous interface. Everyone can agree with that. But this concept shows that it even transfers to a 8-inch slate just fine. Plus it throws in a a built-in stand, two analog joysticks and a keyboard for good measure. We like. Click through for a quick demo video. Read More

  • Silverlight goes where the money is: mobile

    Silverlight goes where the money is: mobile


    Microsoft’s stealth Windows replacement WebOS turned the corner today with the announcement of Windows Phone developer tools. Mention Silverlight on the Gillmor Gang as I did Friday, and Google evangelists Chris Messina and Brett Slatkin did a living Blue Screen of Death. But Nexus One and Android success not only validates the race with Apple, it brings Microsoft into third place in… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 devices will come in three flavors

    Windows Phone 7 devices will come in three flavors

    Microsoft is doing a complete 180 and reinventing the way it handles its mobile presence. When the iPhone was first announced, Steve Ballmer quipped that Windows Mobile was on hundreds of devices all over the world while the iPhone was one operating system on one handset on one carrier. It looks like he and the gang are thinking differently these days. Read More

  • Microsoft to WinMo 6.5 devices: You want WinPho 7? You can't handle WinPho 7!

    Microsoft to WinMo 6.5 devices: You want WinPho 7? You can't handle WinPho 7!

    Earlier this week we told you guys that Windows Mobile 6.5 was going to stick around after Windows Phone 7 hits the masses. It would even take on a new name — Windows Phone Classic. With everyone sticking around and playing nice at this party, you’d think that maybe current WinMo 6.5 handsets might get a little Windows Phone 7 love. Sorry to burst your bubble. Read More

  • Qualcomm calls 'first!' on Windows Phone 7 devices

    Qualcomm calls 'first!' on Windows Phone 7 devices

    In case you didn’t know, snappy processors are all the rage these days. When I think of fast processors, the first one that comes to mind is Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor which is currently found on devices like the Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the LG eXpo. After Microsoft made its Windows Phone 7 announcement this morning, Qualcomm has come out and said that it… Read More