Tag Archives: WP7

Microsoft Research’s Sensory Phone

Microsoft Research has an umbrella project called Sensory Phones where different projects come together to enhance the use of sensors. Continue reading

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Microsoft To Build Windows Phone Camera Systems Specifically For Skype

Microsoft is looking for hardware engineers that will enhance the camera hardware specs & software for Skype. Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises Windows Phone & Windows 7 Wallpapers

8 480×800 The Dark Knight Rises wallpapers for Windows Phone 7 and 2 wallpapers for your Windows desktop. Continue reading

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Nokia Lumia 900 First Impressions

Some quick thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 900. In-depth look will follow. Continue reading

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Here’s Some Stuff Windows 8 Borrowed From Windows Phone 7

The Windows division’s inspiration from Windows Phone 7 don’t just stop Metro, there’s functionality that Windows 8 will offer similar to Windows Phone. Continue reading

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Selling More Windows Phones

Bring apps first or sell phones first? Continue reading

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Shooting Themselves In The Foot

Some of Microsoft’s recent announcements make me wonder whether the company is shooting itself in the foot or looking out for its long term future. Continue reading

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Apple Copies UX Gesture For iOS, Fails Miserably

If you swipe in the camera app in iOS5, you can browse your photo library. Like in WP7 and other phones. Continue reading

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iOS5 vs WP7

A quick look comparing iOS5 and WP7. Continue reading

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Microsoft May Be Tweaking Windows Phone Search, Here’s What It Should Be

Microsoft’s Windows Phone might be tweaking and updating search on the phone. As a user I believe there are two ways this can be designed and here’s what I believe Microsoft should be doing. Continue reading

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Nokia’s Global Marketing Plans For Windows Phone

Details about Nokia’s advertising and marketing plans for Microsoft’s Windows Phone based devices show promise and look good. Continue reading

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Windows Phone & Kinect—Tale of Microsoft’s 2 Apple-like Attempts

Tracing Microsoft’s success with the Kinect and comparing it to Windows Phone 7, Sony PlayStation, Apple’s iPhone and Android. Continue reading

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SkyDrive As A Photo Sharing Network

SkyDrive and WP7 together create a great experience for users to share photographs and access their data on the cloud. It can be made better. Continue reading

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Gizmodo on iOS vs WP7

Gizmodo writing about patent disputes between Apple & Samsung and how it affects innovation. Continue reading

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[TB] Thoughts On Skype Acquiring GroupMe

The $85 Million GroupMe acquisition by Skype is not for Microsoft (or Windows Phone) but for the Skype platform. Continue reading

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iPhone User’s Opinion After Trying WP7

An iPhone user writes about his first attempt at WP7. Continue reading

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UX Inconsistencies In Windows Phone 7 Mango

Some UX shortcomings in Windows Phone 7 that are or maybe not fixed in the RTM build. Continue reading

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[Video] Microsoft’s SkyDrive Starts Streaming Music On WP7

You can now stream your own music stored on SkyDrive to your WP7 devices. Continue reading

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Android and Customization

Mobile reviewer explains her gripes with Android’s UI and why she switched to Windows Phone 7. Continue reading

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Captain America Windows 7 Theme & WP7 Wallpapers

A 7 wallpaper Windows 7 theme of the Avenger character with resized Windows Phone 7 versions. Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 and Social

Windows Phone 7 and Windows Live together provide more native social network integration than iOS and Android. Quick status and image sharing on multiple networks. WP7 makes it easy to stay in touch with friends. Continue reading

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Facebook’s Video Calling and WP7

MSFT buys Skype. MSFT integrates Facebook chat in WP7. Facebook brings Skype to chat. This could be video calling in Mango and even Windows 8. Continue reading

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Microsoft, Nokia & Developers – The Challenges

Developers are opting for iOS and Android for coding their apps. Windows Phone 7 is not a choice as of now. If Nokia decides to do their own app store it will lead to developer factions and fragmentation. Continue reading

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[Live Blog] Windows Phone 7 Mango Event

Group live blog of Microsoft’s VIP event for Windows Phone 7 Mango held in New York City. Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Leverage Against Carriers For WP7

Microsoft with their Skype purchase in addition to the integration of Facebook and Windows Live Messaging integration will let them play ball on the negotiations table with the carriers. Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Static WP7 Apps Wall Less Impressive Than Apple’s

Microsoft visualizes developer enthusiasm for WP7 with a wall filled with app icons, at their annual MIX conference. Continue reading

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Was Steve B Right In Killing The Courier?

Steve Ballmer’s decision to have Windows everywhere and the Metro (Windows Phone 7) inspired UI might well be the reason why the Courier was kinned. Continue reading

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Piecing Together Where The WP7 Update Process Got Messed

After several statements from microsoft, a clearer picture as to how the Windows Phone 7 update process got screwed up emerges. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Continue reading

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Microsoft To Bring Office 365 To Windows Phone (Hint: Think Lync & FaceTime)

With office 365 on Windows Phone Microsoft could be looking to bring Lync Online as its FaceTime competitor. Continue reading

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On Microsoft & Nokia

Some quick thoughts on the Microsoft and Nokia deal. Continue reading

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