Tag: Windows Mobile 7

  • Windows Phone 7 in numbers: A promising start

    There are many GEEKsters out there looking for some numbers from MS to help them make a decision on their next smartphone. Judging by some of the numbers released by MS, things are moving in the right direction. The number of developers downloading the needed tools to develop apps are great considering this is a new platform. Read more…

  • Windows Phone 7 Update Adds Copy and Paste Functionality

    Microsoft has finally started rolling out the NoDo update after a few delays. The latest Windows Phone 7 device (HTC Arrive) has this update and seems to work well. The NoDo update has other functionality updates also, including apps search on the device, performance improvements, Wi-Fi functionality and Outlook e-mail client.

  • Windows Phone 7 to Take 5 years to Complete?!

    On Cnet’s behind the scene look at the Windows Phone 7 team, we get some insight as to where things actually stand with the new mobile OS and the realistic expectations come the holidays.  Terry Myerson, vice president at Microsoft, is leading the team and explains: “We’re going to reset, but it is going to […]

  • Photon – The Old WM7 Interface

    We all remember the leaked images of Windows Mobile 7 (some pictured above) that looked like a glorified Windows Mobile 6/6.5. According to Microsoft MVP Brandon Miniman and some members at XDA, the current Windows Phone 7 interface that we know as MetroUI is only about 18 months old. This would explain why the version displayed at MWC10 wasn’t very complete. Apparently, the screenshots were not fake, and were in fact the version of Windows Mobile that was supposed to come after WM6, but the project was scrapped sometime in 2008/2009.

  • LG Windows Phone 7 Prototype

    While Microsoft used a basic, unbranded ASUS device to show off Windows Phone 7 at the MWC10, LG was the first manufacturer to show us a pre-production prototype device. Last night, Engadget held a video podcast to spotlight the phone and discuss Windows Phone 7 Series. The specs on this are vague except for the fact that its a slider with a 5MP camera with flash and a 3.5mm headphone jack. LG is also rumored to be releasing their WP7 phones by September 2010.

  • HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 Petition

    For you HTC HD2 owners out there, there’s been much debate on the Windows Phone 7 upgrade options. The hardware should be able to run it just fine, but will there be an upgrade option available? We’ve heard yes and no, but nothing official from HTC or Microsoft. Now you can voice your opinion in an online petition.

  • Windows Phone 7 1 Chassis Option At Launch?

    Rumor has it that there will be very few chassis designs available for Windows Phone 7 Series, with only 1 being available at launch. At the big announcement at MWC, Microsoft did say they were going to put more hardware restrictions on the manufacturer. Chassis 1 has a full touchscreen, gigahertz processor, and dedicated graphics acceleration (perhaps without a hardware QWERTY keyboard since that’s in the Chassis 2) and is rumored to be the only version available at launch.

  • Windows Phone 7 at Games Development Conference

    When you hear of Games Development Conference, you probably think of XBox, PS3, Wii, and PC game manufacturers. While Microsoft is behind they XBox brand, they are planning on spending about 25% of their time at the conference talking about Windows Phone 7. The conference is on March 10th, which is before the much talked about MIX10 from Microsoft’s MWC announcement.

  • Leaked Windows Phone 7 Series Development Docs

    After reviewing the documents, you’ll see that Windows Phone 7 Series is capable of multi-tasking. Most developers won’t get complete access to native APIs, probably for security reasons. The main developer tools will be Visual Studio and Expression Blend for the XAML UI. Silverlight will also be support, as well as XNA, which is the […]

  • HD2 Running Windows Phone 7 Series

    Windows Phone 7 Series has been spotted running on a HTC HD2. We already knew the HD2 would be able to upgrade to WM7, but someone at MWC10 has snapped a few shots of it in its early form. Things to note are: -The device had a current copy of TomTom installed, which launched and […]

  • New Windows Phone 7 Series Website

    Now that the new Windows Phone 7 Series has been announced at MWC10, Microsoft has already put up a website to demo the new UI. Also, check out the quote in the screenshot above! You can view the demo here: http://www.windowsphone7series.com/. It covers most of the new layout features that were discussed during the press […]

  • MWC10 – Microsoft Windows Phone Press Conference

    From the demonstration, the new Windows Phone 7 Series seems very smooth and everything has been very well integrated. The prototype device supports pinch-to-zoom in maps and has multitouch. The calendar app is completely revamped and is very finger-friendly. The browser is based on the desktop version of IE and has really improved. It features […]

  • Windows Mobile 7 has Gesture Control and runs on ARMv7?

    Here are two possible “facts” that I have found about Windows Mobile 7. I found the first while looking at a slide entitled “Personalizing Mobile Technology To Enhance Learning And Organizational Skills” and it indicates that Windows Mobile 7 will support gesture control via it’s front-facing camera. The presenter of the slide, a Mr. Neil […]

  • Is The Zune Phone Alive? Maybe!

    We’ve heard the rumors of a Zune Phone for a while now, and many Windows Mobile users feel that it would be a great interface to have on a phone. Similar to how Apple made the iPod Touch into the iPhone, Microsoft would be taking its popular mp3 player, the Zune, and making it into […]

  • Microsoft CFO Confirms WM7 For Mobile World Congress

    While everyone at Microsoft seems to be hush-hush about Windows Mobile 7, Peter Clein, CFO of Microsoft, finally gave us some information. In an interview with Fox, he was asked “Are we going to see Windows 7 Mobile come out in 2010? What is your plans for that?” His response was “We are heads down […]