Tag: windows phone 7 series

  • Motogoogle???

    According to this article found at Computerworld, it looks like Motorola has been purchased by Google!! What will this mean for Windows Phone 7? Nothing good, that is for sure!! Not only does it add a powerful developing market to Android but it isn’t likely we will see any Windows devices coming from Motorola either.

  • 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.

  • WP7 HTC T8788 Headed To At&t

    The folks over at Engadget have leaked another Windows Phone 7 device, this time from HTC and heading to At&t. Its the HTC T8788. While its a slider phone, it slides open to reveal a speaker, not the usual keyboard. Like the Evo, this one also features a kickstand in back, making it great for a multimedia experience.

  • 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 […]

  • Developers to Get Windows Phone 7 Devices Next Month!

    Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience at Microsoft posted on manyniches.com on June 8th that: “Developer devices are also on everyone’s lips. During the Windows Phone session yesterday, Terry Myerson (he runs engineering for Windows Phone 7) stated that we will start putting phones into select developers’ hands next month. That’s exciting stuff. Obviously we’re […]

  • Donations For HD2 WP7 Port

    While most of us are CDMA users here, this is still for a good cause. As you probably know, XDA has been working on porting the Windows Phone 7 ROM to the HTC HD2. Da_G has done most of the work on this, but he needs a few things before he can get any further. As most developers know, its difficult to work on something without actually having a device to test it on. So, XDA has started a donations thread for this to try to get Da_G a HD2 and a Trace 32 tool so he can find the JTAG. These are estimated to be about $1400. As of now, the donations total about $630. This is no guarantee that he’ll be able to get a fully working port, but he can’t get any further without these tools. Read more for the links…

  • HTC Mondrian Render & Possible Specs

    This weekend, the folks at XDA got their hands on a new Windows Phone 7 leaked ROM, which supposedly comes from a device codenamed the HTC Mondrian on Cingular USA. This is a bit strange since Cingular has been long gone and it has been At&t Mobility since 2007. The above image was extracted from oemavatar.cab. This could either be a generic image being used as a placeholder, or it could actually be the Mondrian, which has been referenced throughout the ROM. In addition to that image, they believe it has a 4.3″ WVGA display from Optrex and a 1.3GHz QSD8650A/B Snapdragon (the new 45nm) processor.

  • Dell Thunder, Lightning, Flash & Smoke!

    Dell hasn’t really been big in the smartphone scene, but that looks like its about to change. The interwebs are all a flutter with leaks of 4 new Dell smartphones, running Windows Phone 7 and Android. The specs on some of these are quite impressive, and the images are even better. Most of them appear to be GSM/HSDPA compatible, so we’re sorry Verizon and Sprint (and other CDMA) users. Looks like At&t and T-Mobile might be getting some devices to compete with the Droid Incredible and Evo. More specs and images after the break.

  • Windows Phone 7 Series Becomes Windows Phone 7

    I think we can all agree that Windows Phone 7 Series was a mouthful, and most of us referred to it as Windows Phone 7, or WP7 for short. Apparently Microsoft agreed. According to their official Twitter page, they’ve decided to drop the “Series” from the name. Since they’re listening to the users, maybe some other changes will take place before its launched too, like copy & paste!

  • [PPCG Editorial] Making The Move To Android

    I’ve been a Windows Mobile user since 2006, with my first smartphone being the Palm Treo 700wx on Sprint. From there I moved to the Sprint Touch (aka HTC Vogue). I never owned a Diamond, but I’ve flashed one and was able to use one. After that, I moved to At&t and bout the Tilt, then the Fuze (Touch Pro) on its release. Last week I got the At&t 3G-compatible Nexus One, my first time using an Android device. This editorial explains my experience moving to Android and why I’m happy with my decision. Click to read more and share your experiences and thoughts!

  • Windows Phone 7 Series Build Extracted

    While we can’t use it on our devices, it may offer some more insight into Windows Phone 7 Series and may reveal details that Microsoft hasn’t released yet. This build was extracted from the emulator that was released yesterday at MIX10. The build date is March 2, 2010 and it will only run on x86 machines. Maybe, just maybe, someone will be able to port this for our devices, but even if they can’t, it will give us something to watch until the official release.

  • MIX10 – Day 1 In Review

    We knew Microsoft was planning big things for MIX10, which started today. There are quite a few announcements from the blogosphere today, including developer tools, Marketplace news, etc. Read on for more details! Update: Hardware requirements confirmed.

  • HTC Touch Pro 3 (Or TP2 Mini) Coming In Q3 2010?

    If you remember back in December, there was the T-Mobile HTC leaked roadmap, and on that list was the HTC Tera, which was slated for an April release. Well, it looks like they’re behind schedule, because now rumor has it that it will be a Q3 2010 release and will only have Windows Mobile 6.5 on it. Its rumored to have a 3″ WQVGA resistive touchscreen, dualband HSPA, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and GPS/aGPS. It’s based on Qualcomm’s 600MHz MSM7227 chipset with 512MB of ROM and 256MB of RAM, and measures 115 x 53 x 15.5 mm. So it is definitely smaller than the Touch Pro 2 and also no Snapdragon processor. So, with Windows Phone 7 just around the corner, would you buy this phone? We’re thinking most people will wait for Windows Phone 7 to ship.

  • Windows Phone 7 XNA Game Shown Off

    Engadget has been lucky enough when it comes to Windows Phone 7, but now they got to see a demo of a new 3D XNA game coming to WP7. One of them is called The Harvest, which is a dungeon-type game by Luma Arcade. The second game is called Battle Punks, which is a one-on-one sword fighting Facebook game by Gravity Bear. Development is based on DirectX and can be tested out on a desktop, but emulators will be coming soon. Microsoft has signed up game studios Oberon, Sega, Glu, EA, Popcap, Hudson Entertainment, Namco, Konami.