Will Windows Phone 7 Be a Success or a Massive Failure?

Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 operating system that it just launched has some pretty big flaws. Whether or not those flaws are enough to keep people from buying smartphones running WP7 is yet to be seen but initial reports show that at least in the US, WP7 sales are low. What exactly is wrong with ...

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WP7 Sales at Only 40,000 in the US on Monday

Only 40,000 Windows Phone 7 devices were sold on Monday in the US—launch day to be specific—according to TheStreet. With Microsoft’s multi, multimillion dollar WP7 campaign (think between 500 million and 1 billion) you would think that these would have literally flown off the shelf. That is apparently not the case however. Supply and distribution issues ...

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Windows Phone 7 Getting Kindle, Twitter

Amazon is making a Kindle app for Microsoft’s new smartphone operating system—Windows Phone 7 (WP7)—and an official Twitter client app has just launched. WP7 passed the 1,000 apps mark earlier this month before launch and besides just all the wonderful Xbox Live functionality in the OS, the smartphones running it are looking quite good. Now ...

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Dell Venue Pro Goes Pre-Order Ahead of UK Launch

  The new Dell Venue Pro might not have a US launch date yet but it is already available for pre-order from eXpansys—an online retailer—and the smartphone will officially launch in the UK on November 8th.  eXpansys is selling the unlocked Venue Pro for £499.99 including value added tax (£425.52 exc. VAT or $681.64 here in ...

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WP7 Powered HTC HD7: You Can Change the Embedded microSD Card

  The new HD7 smartphone from HTC uses a microSD card for its internal stroage, but it is replaceable. The existence of the use of microSD for internal storage in the HD7 was first revealed by wmpowerusers.com in late September via a leaked spec sheet for the device. While leaked document only mentioned a non-removable, 8 ...

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BlackBerry Maker RIM Might Be Bought: Cisco and Microsoft Possiblities

How is this for a rumor? The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone series—Research In Motion (RIM)—might be the target for a takeover.  Shaw Wu, an analyst for Kaufman Bros., claims that while it is a possibility that is helping fuel RIM’s stock price (RIMM) rise of 12% over the past couple of days (along with ...

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Windows Phone 7 Gets Reviewed—Microsoft Has a Chance but Initial Flaws Might Damage WP7 Brand

Windows Phone 7 is a dramatic change from the past for Microsoft. The only problem is, is it enough? Sure, the new operating system combines what Microsoft learned from the Zune and Kin with its experience from past versions of Windows Mobile and Windows, but besides that, it has little in common with what the ...

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WP7 Apps Are a Coming–736 Online Right Now

Microsoft’s coming Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Marketplace has a lot to live up to. Competitors like iOS and Android have apps numbering in the hundreds of thousands already and WP7 smartphones are not even on the market yet. Without a successful market for apps, the platform could die before it even gets off the ground. ...

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Ready for WP7? Microsoft Needs Apps to Be Successful

Microsoft is a huge company with years and years of successful operating system development and launches under its belt. Windows Phone 7 (WP7) has just been made official and plenty of new WP7 smartphones from manufacturers like Dell, HTC and Motorola are on their way. The real question is whether or not Microsoft is going ...

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Microsoft and WP7: When in Doubt, Spend a Billion Dollars

  Microsoft has a tried and true strategy when launching products—when in doubt, spend billions. Who needs things like features, reliability or a comprehendible user interface when you can just drop an uppercase ‘b’ worth of dough into advertising? Not to say that Windows Phone 7 (WP7) lacks anything or is difficult to use, but Microsoft ...

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A Closer Look at the WP7 Dell Venue Pro from T-Mobile

T-Mobile certainly annoyed AT&T when it held its own Windows Phone 7 launch party by itself on Monday. While AT&T is getting three Windows Phone 7 (WP7) models, T-Mobile surprised everyone by coming out with not one, but two of its own WP7 phones despite AT&T being the preferred carrier or some other such nonsense.  ...

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Windows Phone 7 Arrives: 5 Devices

Windows Phone 7 arrived today and Microsoft has already launched a site to showcase the five available smartphones that will run the new operating system. So what phones are going to be running Windows Phone 7 (WP7)? AT&T is getting the Samsung Focus, LG Quantum and HTC Surround. T-Mobile has the HTC HD7 and the ...

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The Future of Smartphones on No-Contract Carriers: Cricket Wants WP7 and iPhone

The big carriers naturally have the newest and ostensibly best smartphones available. However, smaller, regional carriers that often have no-contract plans want in on the fun. After all, the future of phones is smartphones so they cannot afford to get left behind. Cue Cricket Wireless. The company relies on roaming deals to provide nationwide coverage, ...

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Microsoft Talks to Adobe: Buyout Possible?

Microsoft is making headlines but probably not for the reasons it wants to. Sure, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) launches with AT&T and T-Mobile on Monday but possibly the bigger story is that Microsoft's CEO had a secret meeting with Adobe's CEO. That's right, Steve Ballmer went to Adobe's HQ to talk to Shantanu Narayen with ...

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Windows Phone 7 Launches Next Week: Success or Failure?

Microsoft is debuting its new Windows Phone 7 operating system next week and it might be the last chance Microsoft has to get back into the mobile game. AT&T is its 'preferred partner' or whatever that means. So T-Mobile will be going ahead with its own Windows Phone 7 (WP7) launch and a phone from ...

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