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4 years ago

First real images of the HTC HD7/HD3 appear

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Here they are folks, real shots of the upcoming HTC HD7 with a 4.3" 800x480 screen and reportedly a metal body. Plus, check out that cool kick stand/bottle opener (kiddin' on that last part).

Evidently someone saw this at a bar and posted them in the Mobile01 forums--oh Apple flashbacks...

Looks pretty nice, though our pal Tim had some words:

Um, if you want to differentiate your hardware from everyone else on the planet...THAT'S THE WRONG WAY!!!

We sort of have to agree, although we think this device will fell great, it is missing a little extra something....your thoughts?

[Thanks, Eric, for the tip!]

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4 years ago

Kinoma Updated, Shows Windows Mobile 6.x Some Love

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For the uninitiated, Kinoma Play (and FreePlay) is one of the very best multimedia apps available for Windows Mobile. The slick UI, support for numerous media types, social integration, and massive content selection make Kinoma one of those apps that really sets the bar for everyone else. For those of you still using Kinoma on a regular basis, an update is available for both Play and FreePlay. This update apparently addresses issues with YouTube playback.

Anybody out there still using Kinoma on a regular basis?

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4 years ago

Zombies are headed to Windows Phone 7! (Video)

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'Zombies!!!' is the latest title slated for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch. Based on the award-winning board game by Twilight Creations. Software developer Babaroga will be offering the graphically pleasing game for WP7.

Promising to bring murder, mayhem and plenty of Zombies to your Windows Phone 7 device, Zombies Mobile Edition will worth checking out. Graphically, the game takes a unique player perspective and has excellent design, offering what looks to be hilarious campy fun.

Peep the full teaser-trailer after the jump. Totally worth it.

Oh, and can someone pass that cup of...braaaaains!? --Mal

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4 years ago

Visual Basic comes to Windows Phone 7

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Visual Basic comes to Windows Phone 7

Yesterday, Brandon Watson of Microsoft teased the Twitter world with a question regarding the most requested developer tool for Windows Phone 7.

Today, we have our answer: Visual Basic, one of the most popular and easy to learn programming languages.  And...dun dun dun...it was used on Windows Mobile for years, giving developers yet another way to port over existing code (the core of the program) to our new OS, leaving just the UI to be reformatted.

Like C#, Visual Basic is "managed" code, making it easier to learn and implement, but having less depth, meaning it's not a "native" development language like, say C++ (also used on Windows Mobile). "Native" language development is what is needed for 3rd party web browser development and other "core" applications. But no sign Microsoft is going to give developers those keys just yet. Microsoft had promised that other languages besides C# would be allowed to be used for development on the new Windows Phone platform, so this is a result of that..

These aren't the final tools and we shouldn't expect any VB apps for awhile at least--this is just Microsoft starting the process by soliciting feedback from developers and building on that for a future release. While XNA games cannot be built on VB, Silverlight apps can, so we should see even more development in that area in the future, giving Windows Phone 7 multiple routes for progress.

To sum up: this is very good news as evidently "the most requested developer tool" was just granted, keeping those developers quite happy.

Read more at the Windows Phone Developer Blog!

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4 years ago

HD7 Specs List surfaces

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HD7 Specs List surfaces

The HD7 has gotten a lot of attention lately with photos, sketches, and GCF certification on what we suspect is the European version.  Now we are seeing a spec sheet surface for the Windows Phone 7 device that gives more detail on the HD7 than we've seen before.

The spec list, surfacing over at wmpoweruser, if it holds true, shows the HD7 supporting T-Mobile's US 3G frequencies, giving credence to the speculation that this will be their Windows Phone 7 flagship. The 4.3" 480x800 WVGA device will have 512mb ROM, 576mb RAM and a 8gb non-removable microSD card.

The power source is a 1230 mAh battery which sounds a little on the small size for such a power house of a phone. The rest of the specs (kickstand and all) match up with the photos that surfaced the other day.

The accessories include a wired remote and a mono bluetooth headset. We also note that the widgets (part of the HTC Sense Hub?) noted include a bedside clock, voice recorder, and parking meter widget along with the other apps we've heard rumors of.

Still no word on when the HD7 will be available in the U.S. Hopefully, we'll have a better picture on things as October 11th gets closer.

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4 years ago

HTC HD7 Mozart passes GCF

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HTC HD7 Mozart passes GCF

The HD7 Mozart, one of HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices, has received the stamp of approval from the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

The specs listed on the certification show that the phone is fitted with European 3G which obviously means it will likely stay overseas.

All of which poses the question, is the Shubert, Mozart, HD3, and HD7 the same phone?  Is the Shubert / HD3 the U.S. version? 

via: theunwired

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4 years ago

Microsoft Office Mobile 2010 multi-language release

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Microsoft has released Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Mobile in various languages. You can find Office Mobile 2010 over at the Marketplace in the following languages.

Russian, Czech, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Greek, German, French

As you can tell from the screen shot, the title of each version is long enough to cut off which version is which. It may take a little effort to find the language you are looking for but, hey, it's a free app!

via: mobilitydigest

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4 years ago

Windows Live Alerts shutting down

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Windows Live Alerts shutting down

Windows Live seems to be in the news a lot lately. First, we heard about possible updates and then about Windows Phone Live. Now it appears Windows Live Alerts is shutting down.

Windows Live Alerts was a subscription alert service within Windows Live. Users could be alerted from 3rd party sources such as MSNBC, FOX Sports, MSN Weather, and NASDAQ on news items, appointments, scores, etc.

If you use Windows Live Alerts, you'll see the following message when you go to manage your Alerts.

"Thank-you for your interest in Windows Live Alerts. After much consideration we have decided to discontinue this service as part of the Windows Live offerings. Please sign up with Windows Live Alerts partners directly to receive their newsletters or other content updates from them. Hotmail Calendar Alerts and reminders will continue to be managed by Windows Live Alerts for the time being."

The service will cease after September 30, 2010.

via: LiveSide.net

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4 years ago

No Windows Phone 7 on CDMA till 2011: your thoughts & plans?

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By now, we're hoping that the news has sunken in, you've sobered up, gone back to your job and reacquainted yourself with your current beater-of-a-smartphone, sporting technology nearly a year old. The fact that there will be no Windows Phone 7 devices for CDMA (Sprint, Verizon, etc.) till "first half of 2011" was quite a blow, wuddinit?

This obviously puts a monkey wrench in a lot of our holiday plans and, like some of you, we're considering alternates e.g. getting an AT&T account (ahem, while keeping our Sprint SERO plan on the side).

But what are your plans? Switching carriers? Hold out with Sprint/Verizon till spring 2011? Going with Android, like so many Windows Mobile "power users"?

Take the poll and sound off in comments, we're curious and you need to vent!

 

Since there will be no CDMA Windows Phone 7 devices till mid 2011, what are your plans?Market Research

 

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4 years ago

HTC HD7 schematic revealed?

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HTC HD7 schematic revealed?

Looks like the leaks are coming aplenty these days as we near October 11th...

This time it's the mythical HTC HD7 (former HD3) which is expected to be HTC's flagship Windows Phone 7 device, represented in schematic form over at WMPoweruser. It's sort of everything you thought it would be, nothing more, nothing less.

While there are still no specs to report, we can discern a couple of notable features including a 4.3" screen, double flash, possible kickstand, probably an 8MP camera and a very Sprint EVO type design, which isn't a bad thing.

Other than that, it looks pretty run of the mill of these days for high end 4.3" keyboardless phones and it should suit Windows Phone 7 quite well.

Rumor also has it that T-Mobile will be getting this, though we're unsure if that is the U.S. as well, but we wouldn't be surprised.

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4 years ago

T-Mobile's Accessory Roadmap leaked: HTC HD7 mentioned

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It's unusual to read so much into a leaked T-Mobile accessory road map.  However, with this road map, we might have a better idea when T-Mobile will have Windows Phone 7 devices available.

TmoNews has obtained an accessory listing with availability dates that show items such as a HD7 Charge Shell coming on November 15, 2010 or a HTC HD7 Leather Sleeve (black) arriving November 1, 2010.

There are two schools of thought on this. One has the accessories coming after the actual device hits the market.  This would have the HD7 landing on shelves late October.  The other has the device and accessories landing at the same time which puts the Windows Phone 7 device on shelves early November.

Either way, that holiday season target date that was set by Microsoft way back in February is still looking really good.

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4 years ago

HTC Trophy 7 gets pictured, lacks front qwerty

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A few weeks ago we reported that the HTC Trophy 7 had received certification through the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and was likely headed for Europe. The thinking at the time was that this was the same HTC Trophy that was rendered back in December 2009 and featured an awesome, front qwerty design--mixing the best of both worlds with HTC's design aesthetics.

Well, the Trophy 7 finally gets pictured and...well...it's a typical black slab.

No other specs are known at this time but lets go out all crazy and say a 1GHz Snapdragon, 256MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and, we dunno, an 8MP camera?  That's probably in the ballpark.

Considering this is primarily for Europe, perhaps it's a good thing that it wasn't the dream front qwerty phone we all wanted and instead we can stare at it's cold, black slabness with ennui instead.

[via Pocketnow]

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4 years ago

HTC to release WP7 in October, more phones on the way?

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We've seen numerous indicators that HTC will be launching a Windows Phone 7 device next month (October 21st in Europe?) and an HTC Executive added more credibility to an October launch.

In a recent interview with Gulfnews, Mohammad Kais Zribi, HTC's Regional Director for the Middle East/North Africa, stated, "We will be launching Windows Phone 7 handsets next month and we will be concentrating on Android and Windows segments."

While Zribi didn't get into specifics on which HTC Windows Phone 7 would launch or where it would launch, he did continue to say, "So far we have launched six models and around five more models by end of the year." Combining their efforts with Android and Windows Phone 7, HTC is hoping to secure 5% of the smartphone market, up from just under 2% the company claimed last year.

So far, the WP7 phones we've seen from HTC include the Shubert or HD3 (or is it the HD7), the T8788 (which we think might be the Surround) and the Mozart.

If these are three of the five additional models HTC plans to release this year, what do you think the remaining two will be? Android or additional Windows Phone 7 devices?

via: endgadget

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4 years ago

More details on HTC Sense on Windows Phone 7 surface

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We are learning more about HTC Sense on Windows Phone 7.  We've seen a video demo of Sense and a brief video of Sense actually running on a device (it's back up by the way).  We know it's a hub/tile that will run on Windows Phone 7's main screen and not the user interface we are used to on Windows Mobile.

We are now learning that the tile will include an assortment of applications and may have the potential to add additional applications through the Marketplace.

Details on each app is somewhat sketchy with the leaked videos likely offering the best detail so far on some of these apps. A list of applications, for the time being, should include:

  • Weather App
  • Calculator (both simple and scientific)
  • Connection Setup (utility)
  • Unit Converter
  • Flashlight (utilizing your camera light)
  • List (a basic list app)
  • Notes
  • Love Me/Love Me Not
  • Photo Enhancer
  • Sound Enhancer (an equalizer of sorts?)
  • Stock quotes

We have gotten used to Sense taking center stage on a HTC Windows Phone and it will be interesting to see how all this comes together with Windows Phone 7.

Curious.  Does moving Sense to a tile give it more flexibility (use it when you need it, hide it when you don't) or will it be overshadowed too much with the Windows Phone 7 interface?

via: wmpoweruser.com

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4 years ago

WMExperts Podcast 109

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