Topic / Windows Phone 7

WP7.5 Mango update rolled out to Telstra, Optus, Vodafone customers

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Windows Phone 7 users – like Stewart – will be pleased to find out that the latest update, Mango, will hit their phone sometime soon after Microsoft has confirmed that it has been sent to Telstra, Optus and Vodafone today. All three, according to iTech Report, have approved the update before Microsoft rolled it out in order to avoid a long wait between updates – something which has long plagued […]

Microsoft app recruitment drive gets 500 responses

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Despite the fact that the price drop may have saved webOS, it appears the app developers have started to take up Microsoft’s offer to switch platforms and build their applications for Windows Phone 7 after confirmation that it has received 500 responses to its call. Microsoft’s Brandon Watson, the guy who is responsible for developer relations for the mobile OS, confirmed the numbers at a recent tweet: [blackbirdpie url=”!/BrandonWatson/status/105036025478381569″] The […]

Is Samsung making a WP7 version of the Galaxy S II?

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Mock Image by Terence Huynh/ Samsung, one of the big backers of Google’s Android, is rumoured to be creating a Windows Phone 7 version of the massively popular Android-powered Galaxy S II, after clues have emerged online hinting at its creation. Found on OccasionalGamer’s cache, the site lists a “Samsung SGH-i937” being recorded. In addition, the phone is said to be running on the upcoming version Windows Phone 7.5 Mango […]

Nokia WP7 phone leaked out – codename “Sea Ray”

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Here’s what you’ve been waiting for, the first Nokia Windows Phone-powered smartphone. Codenamed ‘Sea Ray’. Now, this wasn’t leaked the normal way by spies or bent employees – Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, revealed the product to a crowd of developers. Although the crowd were told to “put away their cameras” in order to show them the “super confidential” product, in traditional internet blogging fashion, people kept filming and the footage […]

Gadgetlyst Bytes 5: Cupcakes, Windows 8 and a Fight

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A $25 computer, Microsoft is making more money from Android and we find out Terence is a Nintendo fanboy and duels Chris over the Nintendo 3DS. All this and a tad bit more in this month’s edition of Gadgetlyst Bytes. This month’s edition sees the return of Terence filling in for Stewart and Chris joining us. Wait, what? I thought we have two people only? Are we changing the format? […]

DONE DEAL! Microsoft, Nokia officially sign WP7 pact

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It’s official. Nokia and Microsoft have signed the pact that would see Nokia, long struggling with its Symbian OS, use Windows Phone 7 with their brand feature new phones; among other joint contributions in order to improve the OS experience. The deal, according to Microsoft, was completed “ahead of schedule”. Microsoft and Nokia has also confirmed that Nokia is already in development of porting its key applications and services from […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 41: Copyright THIS!

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Image: Fertala/Flickr (Creative Commons) New Zealand is about to get a three-strikes law that remains very controversial, in how it got passed and what’s in the law. The TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast discuss the impact it has, while also discussing about Android’s latest security flaw and the BlackBerry Playbook. Meanwhile, it looks like one post on our site is about to be a cause in an all-out staff rivalry – I’ll […]

Windows Phone 7 SDK to include multi-tasking, Camera API

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Windows Phone 7 users will be excited by this news (I know Stewart will), as Microsoft has announced an update to its application development toolkit for the mobile OS, which will include access to the Camera API and multi-tasking. While the iOS has these features, multi-tasking was only available since version 3.0, so it’s nice to see Microsoft pushing this out. Other additions to the toolkit include deeper integration with […]

Windows 8 to integrate Ribbon, Metro UI?

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Image leaks of Windows 8 have revealed that Microsoft plans to integrate the Metro UI from Windows Phone 7 for its welcome screen and further integrate its Ribbon UI (found in Office and in many of the core apps) into Windows Explorer.

Review: HTC 7 Mozart

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It’s the premium Windows Phone 7 phone, but does it deliver the goods? HTC provided many phones for the new OS, and with the HTC 7 Trophy, are the only HTC phones out there with the OS – both ready for our reviews on the phones. But what will let it down, Microsoft or HTC? Our verdict is after the jump.

Review: HTC 7 Trophy

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Windows Phone 7 – it’s has been out since November and the first phones have started emerging. As part of their launch lineup, HTC created several Windows Phone 7 phones for different markets, and now we have two here in Australia, both ready for our verdict. Does the HTC 7 Trophy stack up well with the other phones? What about the OS? Our verdict on the phone can be found […]

Review: Windows Phone 7 OS

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Because of the fact that there is no distinguishing changes on any Windows Phone 7 phone and the fact that we don’t want to keep copying and pasting the same things all over again for every time we review a Windows Phone 7 phone, we have published our verdict on Windows Phone 7 as an operating system. Does it live up to the hype that Microsoft produced, or will it […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 34: Two Girls, One Wii

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The little Wii gets a bit more intimate with a brand new game, Mortal Kombat banned in Australia and the MacBook Pro gets a little hardware revamp – and we make a big deal about it and the new Thunderbolt. Wait, what? That’s all this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast with the return of James Wilson plus one guest – Matt Rossi. Who? Matt Rossi, a friend of one […]

Google admits to talks with Nokia before Microsoft union

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Google had admitted in its Mobile World Congress keynote that it held “confidential negotiations” with Nokia in order to have it be one of the big name users of the Android platform before the Finnish mobile maker chose to partner with Microsoft and Windows Phone 7.

Is this Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 phone?

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Is this what the new partnership between Nokia and Microsoft announced yesterday will produce? New pictures of a concept of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 phone have emerged on the web, potentially showing what Nokia could bring to the OS. Posted on Engadget, don’t get your hopes up just yet. While it may look really good and could be a Nokia N8 with little modifications, it is a concept – […]

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