Windows Phone

  • Nokia CEO Stephen Elop: Work On First Windows Nokia Phones Has Begun

    Nokia CEO (and former Microsoft executive) Stephen Elop has told Reuters that the mobile phone giant has begun work on the first smartphones based on Microsoft’s software. The tidbit of news comes about a month after the Finland-based company announced the partnership with Microsoft along with a series of management and organizational changes. Read More

  • The Many Brilliant Layers Of Vic Gundotra's Nokia-Exposing, Microsoft-Bashing Tweet

    The Many Brilliant Layers Of Vic Gundotra's Nokia-Exposing, Microsoft-Bashing Tweet

    You have to love Twitter and you have to love Vic Gundotra. This morning, the Google Vice President decided he was going to have some fun on Twitter. “#feb11 “Two turkeys do not make an Eagle”.,” he tweeted. To anyone outside of the tech space, that sounds like gibberish. Hell, even to many of those in the tech space, that seems like a completely random thing to say. Read More

  • Instapaper Releases A Full API — With A Brilliant, Unique Twi$t

    I love Instapaper. Blah blah blah — you all know that by now. But today developer Marco Arment has released something significant that could alter the way the service is used: a full API. And perhaps even more interesting is how he’s released it. In his blog post on the matter, Arment dives into his tough decision making process when it comes to the API. The main problem is that… Read More

  • App-y Holidays: iOS Gorged, Android Stuffed, RIM Got Leftovers, Windows Phone Went Hungry

    There has already been plenty of data out there suggesting that Apple had a monster holiday season. We’ll know for sure in a few weeks when they announced their earnings. For now though, we have to go by what third-party developers are seeing when it comes to app download numbers. And one company, Flixster, has given us some key details of how their mobile installs broke down from… Read More

  • An iPhone Lover's Take On Windows Phone

    An iPhone Lover's Take On Windows Phone

    Back in October, after the official launch of Windows Phone 7, I wrote up some initial thoughts after having played with a few prototype devices in the months leading up to the launch. Many seemed surprised by my mostly positive reactions. It seemed to me at the time that Microsoft may have actually brought a gun to a gun fight with Windows Phone — as opposed to a sword, or a knife, or… 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

  • 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 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

  • Chevron releases custom ringtone manager for WP7

    If you can’t wait until January to add custom ringtones to your new Windows Phone 7 handset, and aren’t afraid of a little hackery (and warranty-void-ery), then listen up: the same folks behind the WP7 unlock and side-load tool have just released their custom ringtone manager for WP7. Now, this isn’t as simple as loading up a ringtone Android stylee, so check out the… Read More

  • Acer working on a Windows Phone 7 handset

    In an interview with Mobilized today, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci mentioned that they are working to create a Windows Phone 7 powered handset. Gianfranco also talked about why they originally turned to Android (over Windows Mobile 6.5), and why Windows Phone 7 has them interested again. Jump on past the break for the quote, and an unrelated video. Read More

  • Angry Birds not coming to WP7 till 2011

    If, over Thanksgiving, you were jealously watching your snotty cousin playing Angry Birds on his iPhone/Android phone, and lamenting the game’s absence on your new Windows Phone 7 device, then I should probably warn you that you’re going to have to go through the whole thing again at Christmas time… Read More