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Is Your Phone Faster than a Windows 7 Phone?

Written on February 27, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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The Windows Phone 7 dares you to try the challenge.

Microsoft is going all out this time for their Windows Phone 7, and why shouldn’t they? Several have already testified how amazing the OS is, and Microsoft’s previous ad campaign didn’t exactly do justice on how great the Windows Phone 7 is. But things may start to turn around as WinRumors have leaked ads of the Windows Phone 7 challenging other phones head-on in terms of speed. Called the ‘Real Time Challenge,’ a Windows Phone 7 demonstrates how efficiently fast navigating through the slick interface is through various challenges ranging from photo uploading on Facebook, getting directions, and so on.

WinRumors have unveiled that the “Your Phone” dotted line image is just a place holder and will be filled with other devices upon completion of the ads. Check out the video after the break!

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Microsoft Releases First WP7 Update

Written on February 23, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Windows just announced its first software update for the Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. However, it is not what the people are expecting.

Microsoft recently announced that the first update for its Windows Phone 7 mobile OS is now out. However, it is not the update that people are waiting for. Instead of the additional copy-paste features, the WP7 update paves the way for future revisions by improving the process itself. Hence, this can be a good indication that the major update is in the horizon.

To get the update, you’ll need the latest version of Zune on your PC, or the Windows Phone Connector on your Mac. Then connect your WP7 handset via USB cable, and follow the on-screen instruction. There’s also an available step-by-step tutorial online if its seems a bit complicated for you. In case you have the update already, don’t forget to share your findings by leaving a comment.

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Angry Birds Flying Soon on a Windows Phone 7 Near You

Written on February 18, 2011 by Charles Bass

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For Rovio and Microsoft, let bygones be bygones.

Everyone thought that will be the end of the game’s possibilities on the WP7. However, we’re simply astounded to know from Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka that they’re simply working on a WP7 franchise of the game.

As for the pevious mistake, Vesterbacka “swears that’s now water under the bridge and that there’s no bad blood between the two companies…”

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Dell’s Tablet and Smartphone Line-up for 2011 Leaked; Android Ice Cream, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 Devices Coming This Year

Written on February 17, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Everything is more Dell-licious with Honeycomb, Ice Cream, a WP7 and a Window 8.

WPCentral and Android Central has just leaked some alleged Dell smartphone and tablet line-up for 2011 and it looks like things are going to get Dell-licious this year as the Windows Phone 7, the Android Ice Cream and Windows 8 is landing on the company’s tablet and smartphone devices by mid-year to Q1 of 2012. Dell’s also got some subtle surprises in the next couple of months with the Venue (Android Froyo), Venue Pro (WP7) and Venue Pro MLK (WP7)

Remember that some of the names are only for internal purposes and won’t necessarily reflect the name of the product once it goes into full-throttle. Check out the complete roadmaps after the break!

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Mobile World Congress 2011 Reveals ASUS Interest to Windows Phone 7

Written on February 15, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Are we going to see the mythical ASUS-Windows Phone 7 partnership again?

ASUS Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Devices Unit, Benson Lin, has expressed their rekindled interest of supporting the Windows Phone 7 for their next line of smartphones over an interview at the Mobile World Congress 2011. Whenever we hear the name ASUS, what’s the first thing that comes into mind? Laptops right? Well apparently, the Taiwan-based company has a phone series as well, but they’re more popular in Europe and Asia. But perhaps things might change this time.

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Bloomberg: Nokia and Microsoft – To Announce Partnership

Written on February 10, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Nokia Windows Phone 7, is that you?

This Friday, Nokia plans to play another game. However, the big question is to whom they intend to team up?

It has been rumored that Nokia is said to have this partnership with titans of the industry Microsoft and Google. So are we expecting a Nokia Android phone or perhaps a Nokia Windows Phone 7? Bloomberg’s anonymous sources reported that they seem to agree that Nokia is in deep conversations with Microsoft, it also seems that they’re “close to announcing a software partnership.”

The rumors also said that Google could have been there, but they’re no longer favored for the job. So does this mean we’ll be seeing a WP7 phone with the Nokia emblem? Are you ready for the Micro-Kia?

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Windows Phone 7 Plays Game Boy Emulator

Written on January 25, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Smartphones are the new Game Boys.

Ever missed those Game Boy games and would love to play it one more time at the palm of your hand? Well now you can. Other than the Nintendo 3DS, this short video clip has showed to us all that it’s possible to play those classic titles one more time using a Windows Phone 7 or any other phone that’s capable of running emulators. Now take a stroll back in memory lane, immerse in your forgotten childhood, and enjoy the ride. And don’t forget modder Samuel Blanchard for making this possible through his new Silverlight hack. What would the world ever be without hacke..err modders.

See the video after the jump.

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Microsoft Fixes WP7 Data Hog

Written on January 20, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Microsoft has already identified the bug that causes data hog to its WP7 users. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee as to when the fix will arrive.

It was reported last week that Windows Phone 7 OS acquired a data hog, resulting in superfluous digital contents being uploaded over 3G networks. The bug causes some WP7 owners to reach or surpass their monthly data allotments quickly. Good thing, Microsoft believes that they already identified the cause of data hog.

We have determined that a third-party solution commonly accessed from Windows Phones is configured in a manner that potentially cause larger than expected data downloads. We are in contact with the third party to assist them in making the necessary fixes, and are also pursuing potential workarounds to address the configuration issue in case those are needed. At this point in our investigation, we believe this is responsible for most of the reported incidents.

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HTC HD7 Goes ‘Buy One, Get One’ on Black Friday

Written on November 25, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Black Friday is something to look forward to because of several reasons. First, gadgets come in cheaper prices. Second, Microsoft and T-Mobile teamed up to release a special offer involving the HTC HD7 smartphone. The list of reasons goes on but these two matter.

Do you want to get something special for yourself and for your loved ones this Christmas? This is the perfect time! On November 26, the Windows Phone 7 model, HTC HD7, will go BUY ONE TAKE ONE. To increase the patrons and sales of the WP7, Microsoft teamed up with T-Mobile to offer the promo. This will take effect on Black Friday, the most-awaited shopping event after Thanksgiving. However, this Black Friday offer of T-Mobile and Microsoft will have certain conditions.

Here are some of them:

* With new activation on qualifying family plan and 2-year contract. Mail-in rebate card may apply.
* Promo is applicable to selected devices only.
* Limited-time offer expires 1/18/2011; subject to change.
* Offer applies to featured devices only; while supplies last.
* Participating locations only. Additional taxes and fees included.
* Qualifying post-paid plan with Web and new two-year agreement required for each device. Mail-in rebate card does not apply for free devices in RI, CT and Miami-Dade County.
* Credit approval and $35 per line activation fee required
* Up to $200/line early cancellation fee applies to two-year agreements.
* Devices must be purchased and activated at point of sale in one transaction on the same account.
* Limit of two free devices per account.

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Seven Reasons to Love Windows Phone 7

Written on November 22, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is already playing its part in the smartphone arena, and its seems like the handset have so much to offer. What are the reasons why people love the new mobile device?

Many consumers and enthusiasts stated that Microsoft Windows Phone 7 can be the next iPhone and Adroid Phone killer. That is why if Windows Phone 7 flops, it is certainly not due to lack of trying. Gadg listed seven reasons why Microsoft should be proud, and why users must be intrigued with the new line of handsets after the jump.

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