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Last week, Microsoft has begun to ship Windows Phone 7 hardware to developer partners  and it is loaded with the latest Technical Preview of the new Windows Phone 7 Operating System. Some of you did get a chance to play with the device, like I did at the first Windows Phone Get Together but there was no way we could spend some time alone with the device. There was only one (LG Prototype) Windows Phone 7 device there and it was heavily guarded by Maarten Sonneveld, Business Group Lead Mobile himself. But all this is going to chance now and in the upcoming weeks. It seems that the first devices Read more

Vince from TracyandMatt has reviewed the Acer P300: For Acer, making itself a known brand in the mobile industry will be difficult task, as with any brand that’s new to the market. Acer already have a small portfolio of both Windows Mobile and Android smartphones available, but none have really been able to capture the media spotlight and secure carrier promotions and subsidies as well as phones from manufacturers more established in the mobile market. However, their lack of brand image in the phone space doesn’t mean they can’t produce decent phones, so when I received the Acer neoTouch P300 for review, I was eager to see whether their new Read more

Recently the first Foursquare client, named WinMoSquare showed up in Microsoft’s Marketplace. For those of you, who don’t know what Foursquare is, here is a brief description of the Foursquare principle: People use Foursquare to “check-in”, which is a way of telling your whereabouts. When you check-in someplace, Foursquare tells your friends where they can find you and recommend places to go & things to do nearby. People check-in at all kind of places – cafes, bars, restaurants, parks, homes, offices. Think of Foursquare as an “urban mix tape.” Foursquare helps you make lists of your favorite things to do and let you share them with friends. Foursquare will keep Read more

Since the release of the Windows Phone 7 Seriesquite some videos have surfaced online. Mark Briggeman and I were fortunate enough to have had our hands on this new Windows Phone platform during the Microsoft MVP Summit.  A video today was posted by Chris Pirillo that actually gives one of the best overviews of part what we have seen and experienced during the summit. This explains our excitement for this new platform as well. More and more information will be released soon. If you are a developers please check out the new Windows Phone Developer Blog. Please take the time to watch this video to get a good sense what Read more

Today Windows Phone 7 Series was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Laura Foy from Channel9 interviewed Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Program Management who was able to give us a full overview of all the new exciting features of Windows Phone 7 Series. The topics that were covered are: The new user experience Integration with social networks like Facebook Internet Explorer Photos, videos, and music E-mail and texting GPS and maps Search integration Hardware standards Head over to the 22 minutes demo below:

The worst scenario which you can think of: You lost your Windows Phone and cannot find it anymore. It doesn’t answer if you call it and nobody reported your phone as being found. Of course it contains all your phone numbers, your calendar and your private files. What to do ? Hopefully you have connected your Windows Phone to the Microsoft MyPhone service. MyPhone enables you to sync everything on your device to a secured location, so that in case of a lost phone you can easily recover all your data to your new phone. But there is more ! If you use the Premium MyPhone service, you can even Read more

HTC Corporation unveiled a global advertising campaign that is based on HTC’s new “Quietly Brilliant” brand positioning.  As HTC’s first global advertising campaign, the YOU campaign is being rolled out across 20 countries in the coming weeks and features the tagline, “You don’t need to get a phone. You need a phone that gets you.”  This represents HTC’s commitment to focus on people, their needs and how they work and live to ensure that HTC devices suit them. ‘Quietly Brilliant’ is doing great things in a humble way, with the belief that the best things in life can only be experienced, not explained,” said John Wang, chief marketing officer, HTC Read more

In the Microsoft Social Windows Mobile Forums, an interesting discussion took place a few days ago: In this thread a user of the first Samsung Omnia (SGH-i900) asked if it was possible to change the language of his phone. Normally it is not possible to change the language of your Windows Mobile device due to license restrictions from Microsoft. However, Samsung seems to have found a way to overcome this and is offering Language Packs for several languages. This way you can change the language of your Operation System (in this case Windows Mobile 6.1) to a completely different language. The only problem is that Samsung seems to offer only Read more

SPB Software just announced today that it will have their popular softwares pre-installed on the Pharos Pack Traveler 137.  Bundeling these popular softwares will give the Pharos cunsomer a “Wow” factor and add a lot of new features and functionality to the phone. The SPB Softwares that are going to be included in the bundle are: SPB Mobile Shell SPB Keyboard SPB TV The user experience on mobile devices is becoming so more important and manufacturers are using this to make the difference. HTC already are having their popular Touch Flo 3D user interface and the upcoming HTC Sense user interface as a shell on their devices.  Both for the Windows Mobile Read more