Looks like AT&T and Microsoft aren't reading from the same playbook, but are now.
Guess this is a big day, as Slingplayer is now available too in the Windows Phone Marketplace. The app, first demoed a few weeks ago (see the video after the break, if you need to convince yourself), promised resolution "4 times that of previous Windows Mobile devices" which sounds impressive.
The downside is the price, which we all knew was coming: $29.99. That's not unusual for Sling but it's still a bit pricey for an app for TV. But hey, you need it, you now got it. Hit us up in comments and let us know how it works!
Thanks, @Avi_Franchise, for the tip!
We've known for sometime now that the Samsung Focus has an easily accessible microSD card slot. While Microsoft has been cautious, AT&T has voiced no opposition to using an expansion card and even Samsung points it out in the packaging material. But this expansion slot acts differently than what we are used to with Windows Phones.
Simply sliding in the microSD card into the expansion slot won't do the trick and apparently not all microSD cards will work. If you are going to use microSD card, we highly recommend you install it early. The reason being is that in order for the Focus to recognize the extra memory, you have to perform a hard reset on the phone.
Read more after the break on changing your microSD card!
It was nothing short of an adventure this morning tracking down a Samsung Focus. Apparently a few of the AT&T retail stores in my area missed the memo and started selling them yesterday. This made finding a Samsung Focus in stock a little bit of a challenge. Regardless, I was able to track one down and after using it for a little over half the day, I have to say it is an impressive phone.
Okay, now that hopefully some of you manged to get a phone today (or a few weeks ago, for our international readers), you may want a place to hang out and discuss it. So why not give our forums a crack?
Just though this was interesting. The game Ilomilo, one of the most talked about (see video demo after the break), is a free download for AT&T Windows Phone 7 users. On top of that, it's an exclusive to the carrier as the game is not yet available in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
No word on how long AT&T has this game all to themselves, but if you were thinking of getting that Samsung Focus or HTC Surround, there' s one more reason. But it stinks for non-AT&T customers!
Loopt is a new social networking app for Windows Mobile/Phone users: think mobile Facebook plus Twitter plus Google Latitude a dash of FourSquare with a bit of Yelp!
Late last night, the Windows Phone Marketplace rolled out EA's much anticipated Need for Speed Undercover. To be honest, I'm not much a fan of racing games as I find them boring and...well, too hard sometimes. But EA so nailed this game. I bought it immediately after the first level (all Live games have the try-before-you-buy option).