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HTC Arrive

  Say what you will about Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 operating system, just know its making its way into the hearts and minds of mobile phone shoppers the world over. Ok maybe just the Windows diehards for now, however as WP7 crosses into new carriers and manufacturers the momentum will indeed continue to gain traction. ...

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Nokia: “In short products that are more competitive”

Today the long awaited shift in Nokia outlook on life has finally taken place. A few days ago, Stephen Elop the new CEO in charge over at Nokia sent a very intense memo to his minions. This letter went on to explain very bluntly that Nokia is on a downward spiral citing Androids operating system ...

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WP7 update in the wings almost ready to fly

When the news of the new WP7 operating system was first announced it was surely a glorious day for Microsoft’s mobile team. Unfortunately however, its lack of basic functionality (copy and paste) did doubt some skeptics. Since that dubious day Microsoft has promised an update to address the simple copy and paste issue as well ...

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Research In Motion Beats out Microsoft on Twitter

Research In Motion's headquarters

While I have never given that much legitimacy to Twitter-based stats, something interesting has be unearthed by What the Trend’s list of the top 10 companies on Twitter for 2010. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion beat out Microsoft for spot number five. Microsoft, which launched its new Windows Phone 7 operating system a couple of ...

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5,000 Apps for Your WP7 Smartphone

Windows Phone 7 is gaining apps at a quick pace.

Microsoft has been experiencing an unexpected amount of success as of late with its latest attempt to become a player in the mobile space again. Besides just sales approaching two million and counting of smartphones running its new Windows Phone 7 operating system, its app market has been growing strongly as well and is set ...

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If HTC Has its Way, Sense UI Will Appear on WP7

Do you really want HTC Sense on your WP7 smartphone?

You have to give it to smart phone manufacturers—they really think they know best. Cue HTC’s latest statements that it thinks it will eventually be allowed by Microsoft to customize the Windows Phone 7 operating system. And here I thought at least WP7 would keep the endless customization attempts of manufacturers at bay. “We have a ...

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Verizon Branded Apps Hitting Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

Windows Phone 7 logo with WP7 device screenshot

So far, Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 operating system has only been released on two carriers—AT&T and T-Mobile—but that is all expected to change very soon. Both AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM technology to power their networks but the next two carriers expected to get into the WP7 game—Verizon Wireless and Sprint—have CDMA technology behind ...

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1.5+ Million WP7 Smart Phones Sold and Counting

Windows Phone 7 logo with WP7 device screenshot

More than 1.5 million smart phones running Microsoft’s new mobile operating system—Windows Phone 7—have been sold so far. That is a very surprising number considering how little faith most (including me) have had in Microsoft’s ability to launch a successful mobile OS. These 1.5+ million phones running WP7 have only had a little over eight ...

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Nokia May Build WP7 Smart Phones

Windows Phone 7 logo with WP7 device screenshot

Nokia news is usually pretty uneventful (oh boy! another smart phone with Symbian that will flop in the U.S.) but according to distinguished smart phone blogger Eldar Murtazin over at Mobile Review, that might all be changing. He claims that Nokia and Microsoft are in negotiations over a partnership that would create potentially Nokia branded ...

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Windows Phone 7 Smart Phones Heading to Sprint and Verizon in January 2011

Windows Phone 7 logo with WP7 device screenshot

Microsoft’s new mobile operating system—Windows Phone 7—has already launched on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks and looks set to appear on Verizon Wireless and Sprint this coming January. Rumors that claim Verizon will receive WP7 in the first quarter of 2011 have been swirling and according to claims by NeoWin, Sprint and Verizon customers can get ...

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Microsoft Releasing Second Windows Phone 7 Update in February

Windows Phone 7 logo with WP7 device screenshot

Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system is a solid improvement over the company's past attempts to translate its overwhelming success in computer operating systems to smart phones. However, WP7 is not without its shortcomings. Most notably, the 'copy & paste' feature is absent in the first version. Microsoft will fix this glaring feature omission ...

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WP7 Smartphone ‘E600’ from ASUS Clears FCC

Front of the ASUS E600 after clearing FCC

Asus wants to get into the smart phone game and its coming ASUS E600—which runs Windows Phone 7—has just cleared the FCC. FCC certification is necessary for phones and pretty much all electronic devices to be sold in the US, which means that Asus’s first WP7 smartphone could end up on shelves pretty soon. Interestingly, ...

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ChevronWP7 Unlocking Hack for WP7 Pulled after Microsoft Contacts Developers

Screenshot of ChevronWP7 unlock

  Almost as quickly as it appeared, the only hacking option to switch smartphones running Microsoft’s new WP7 OS—ChevronWP7—into developer mode has disappeared. The reason? Because the technology allows pirated apps to run on the platform and Microsoft’s own Director of Developer Experience for WP7, Brandon Watson, contacted the three man team behind the WP7 develop ...

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Dell Makes the Venue Pro Official in the US, Starts Shipping December 9th

The new Dell Venue Pro has been made official for sale in the US and Dell is now selling them through its own website with a shipping date of December 9th. The Venue Pro runs Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system and shows Dell’s commitment to trying to break into the smartphone world. ...

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Windows Phone 7 Now Has Visual Basic, Does It Matter?

Microsoft is betting that its new Windows Phone 7 operating system for smartphones will help the company become a player again in a market that has mostly passed it by. Its newest tool to recruit interest in its WP7 smartphone operating system? Visual Basic. Yeah, this one of the first smartphone operating systems to officially ...

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