Saturday, July 24, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Launch Partners Announced


At least five handsets will be available at launch

Though a specific launch date has not yet been announced, news surrounding Windows Phone 7 is beginning to increase. Last week, DailyTech reported handsets sporting beta versions of the upcoming OS made their rounds for developers and reviewers. More recently, Pocket-lintconfirmed Microsoft's launch partners for Windows Phone 7, including Dell, ASUS, LG, HTC, and Samsung.

Microsoft to Staff: Make WP7 Apps On Own Time


Microsoft's Andy Lees told employees to create Windows Phone 7 apps on their own free time.

Thursday we reported that Microsoft was handing out Windows Phone 7 devices to every employee. As Jane indicated, this would be an excellent way for Microsoft to iron out any bugs before the OS hits the streets later this year. and while that indeed may be the case, Microsoft apparently has other plans.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview - Developer Phone

Microsoft is sending out LG and Samsung developer phones loaded with the Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Windows Phone 7's October Release Casually Mentioned In Microsoft Ad Presentation

"I'm gonna ask rock star Kostas... to come on. And Kostas has brought with him Windows Phone 7, which we launch this October." So sayeth Microsoft VP for Marketing Mich Mathews in introducing GM of Live Labs' Kostas Mallios, who was at the Cannes Lions advertising conference to show off the advertising capabilities of the upcoming smartphone platform. Of course, last we heard, the official company line on WP7's release was "holiday 2010," so this would definitely narrow the launch window quite a bit, as well as corroborates earlier Telstra roadmap leaks.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Does Remote Erase, Location

Tuesday Microsoft unveiled the Windows Phone Live companion site for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 device. It will supposedly be a one-stop hub for everything the user needs, whether its to see published images, check email, exchange OneNote files, check their Windows Live calendar, and more. All files will be synchronized between the web, PC, and the handheld.

Windows Phone 7 Will Have Skydrive

Expect it for the holiday season

THIS COMING HOLIDAY SEASON, or late November and December if you will, Microsoft will debut its Windows Phone 7 worldwide in a manner that it no doubt hopes will be more successful than its slate and Kin handset efforts.

Intuit Partner Platform Delivers Windows Phone 7 SDK

I am pleased to announce that Intuit is developing an SDK for Windows Phone 7, making it easier for developers to write Windows Phone 7 applications that interface with the Intuit Partner Platform's cloud services for businesses, including QuickBooks. This enables business professionals to access key data from a variety of Windows Phone 7 devices and easily view their cloud data hosted in Windows Azure.

Windows Phone 7 Preview Phones Coming July 19


Developers, start your engines.

Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 in February, and set a release for 'the holidays.' We've since learned that the first WP7 handsets could hit sometime in the fall, possibly September. With so long to go until we see devices running the software on the market, Microsoft is keeping things moving with the release of Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta.

Monday, July 5, 2010

HTC's HD3 With Windows Phone 7 Specs 'Leaked'


Specs have supposedly leaked surrounding a meaty Windows Phone 7 device from HTC.

In unrelated news, Google recently debunked reports surrounding the upcoming hardware requirements for Android v3.0 (aka Gingerbread), insinuating that the info was fake. With that said, Friday's supposed leaked specs of HTC's Windows Phone 7-based HD3 "superphone" may be debunked just as easily by HTC.

Windows Phone 7 Is Xbox Live Arcade Ready


Porting Xbox Live Arcade games to Windows Phone 7 may be as simple as adding four lines of code.

Consumers looking forward to the new Windows Phone 7 will be in for a treat when it finally hits the market. According to Oded Ran, head of Consumer Marketing for Windows Phone, all games loaded on Xbox Live Arcade may be playable on the mobile OS. That's over 300 titles including Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Marathon, Portal: Still Alive, Serious Sam HD, and more.