Thursday, October 28, 2010

Copy And Search In Windows Phone 7

While the Copy & Paste feature is not available in the original version of Windows Phone 7 that we've got now, some of you may have noticed that you can actually select text in Internet Explorer. What's that about? You can tap a single word and it becomes selected. Tapping and holding on the word doesn't do anything. It doesn't bring up a copy menu like you might expect. Well, guess what… after you select a word in IE, press the search button and that word will get copied into the Bing app and instantly perform a search for that word.

Report: HTC HD7 Does Allow microSD Card Swapping

Good news for HTC HD7 owners and potential owners, as contrary to yesterday's report, it now seems as if this Windows Mobile 7 device will indeed accept non-stock microSD cards. Arne Hess of the::unwired had originally tweeted that his pre-production unit would deliver an error message whenever the pre-installed 8GB card was swapped out for another model; now Hess is reporting that the initial rejection was actually due to improper seating of the card, and that by carefully resituating it in its housing he was able to get the operating system to read it.

Watching PowerPoint Broadcasts On Windows Phone 7

Another nice feature in Windows Phone 7 is how easily you can watch remote PowerPoint broadcasts from PowerPoint 2010. There's a new feature in PowerPoint 2010 that lets you broadcast a presentation from your desktop over the internet to anybody that you send a link to. Basically it uses the free Office Live service to set up a web connection to your local PowerPoint software where the slides are shown over the web while you control the slide progression on your computer. This can also be used with SharePoint 2010 if you don't want your PowerPoint slides going over the public internet.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pre-Order Your Windows Phone 7 Now!


Windows Phone 7 (phones) are now available for pre-orders.

  • HTC Surround Windows 7 Phone (AT&T)
  • Samsung Focus Windows 7 Phone (AT&T)
  • LG Quantum Windows 7 Phone (AT&T)
  • HTC HD7 Windows 7 Phone (T-Mobile)

Go Shop Online for more info...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Old Spice Guy Uses Win Phone 7 to Seduce DJ

So you're opting for the old 'sex sells' approach, eh Microsoft?

Isaiah Mustafa was a hit when he played Old Spice Guy for Old Spice's new TV commercials, but the former NFL player became an internet sensation when he spent hours in a studio in Oregon making personalized videos for hundreds of YouTube fans.

Round-Up: Windows Phone 7 Reviews

Apps are rough and no multi-tasking blows, but not a bad start from the new OS

With the U.S. launch of Windows Phone 7 devices just around the corner (November 8), early reviews of the new mobile OS from Microsoft (and the hardware it runs on) are starting to emerge. So far, it appears that the product has a real chance to carve out a nice little niche in the budding smartphone market, though there are a few early hiccups.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First Windows Phone 7 Device Sold In New Zealand

As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows Phone 7 across Europe, lucky kiwis have got their hands on the devices.

The first Windows Phone 7 device has been sold today over in New Zealand. Lucky shopper Jourdan Templeton picked up the world's first Windows Phone 7 at a store in New Zealand. Shoppers across Europe and in the UK are anxiously waiting until tomorrow morning when devices go on sale at 7am.

Windows Phone 7 Reviews - Conclusion

The Windows Phone 7 Review: Final Words

If you’re looking for a feature replacement to an Android phone or Windows Mobile device, WP7 will disappoint. Windows Phone is more like the iPhone than it is anything else. If you don’t like the iPhone (for reasons other than an inherent dislike for Apple), you probably won’t like Windows Phone. If your sole reason is disdain for Apple, then pick up a Windows Phone.

MSFT Spending $1,000,000,000 On Kinect, WP7

We had heard something crazy about Microsoft being willing to spend billions on marketing Windows Phone 7 and apparently, WP7 isn't the only product Microsoft is willing to pour boatloads of cash into.

Along with the unveiling of its launch portfolio for Kinect, Microsoft is making the news today after it was revealed that the company will be spending a billion dollars on marketing Windows Phone 7 and Kinect. An article published in the New York Post yesterday said that Microsoft would be spending the same amount of money on Kinect that it afforded to the Xbox launch 10 years ago.

Monday, October 18, 2010

HTC HD2 Can Run Windows Phone 7

So much for Microsoft's rules

Microsoft's strict rules in regards to its new Windows 7 phone OS have already been bent to allow 1GHz HTC HD2 to run the beast.

According to a video we spotted here it looks like the hack makes a mockery of Redmond's spec for the operating system. Microsoft insists that its gear runs on minimum hardware requirements and one of the dafter ones is that it needs three buttons.

Windows Phone 7 Will Flop

Opinion: After all, it's Microsoft

THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM in the IT industry press expresses cautious optimism about the prospects for Microsoft's latest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 (WP7).

But I believe it's going to fall flat on its face, and I'll outline here three major reasons why I think so. I also suspect that there are some other factors that are going to work against WP7 too, but these are the main problems that I see now.

Microsoft Clarifies MicroSD To Be Available On Some Windows Phone 7 Models


Inclusion helps boost new platform past Apple in hardware

At its soft launch of Windows Phone 7 Microsoft unveiled what seems like a friendly, intuitive interface, and a solid hardware lineup of 9 smart phones from four different OEMs. However, the company has drawn criticism for its apparent lack of third-party multitasking support, and its lack of copy, cut, and paste.

HTC's Win Phone 7 Surround Is $550 Off-Contract


Ah, an alternative to spending the next two years married to AT&T.

There's been a lot of Windows Phone 7 talk this week, and a lot of the devices are priced around that same $199 price point that's proven to be the sweet-spot for smartphone purchasers.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hurray: Copy/Paste Coming To Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 launched just yesterday and we've already seen more demos and phones than we can shake a stick at. However, one thing that's noticeably absent from WP7 is copy/paste.

We've known that Windows Phone 7 would have no copy/paste for months. Microsoft revealed that right after the OS was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in March. Redmond has since tried to explain its absence by telling us concessions had to be made in order to stay on track, and has likened the omission to Sprint and Verizon not getting the phones until next year.

Apple Fanboy Praised Windows Phone 7

Fabric of the universe

Apple fanboy, actor and luvvie Stephen Fry has joined in the praise of Windows Phone 7.

Fry who is strangely seen as a technology bell weather is more often seen praising Apple gear. However surprisingly he has come out in favour of Microsoft's new phones.

Windows Phone 7 Pre-Orders Come With 3 Free Months Of Zune Pass

Stream unlimited music to your new WP7 device

Unless you spent all of yesterday in a coma, you've by now heard about the upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices, detailed here. And if you can't wait to get your hands on one of the new devices, then you'll probably pre-order a Windows Phone 7 device, right?

Microsoft's Cunning Xbox Live Plan Might Not Work

Not enough to sell Windows Phone 7

LAGGING MOBILE PLAYER Microsoft's cunning plan to offer its Xbox Live games service on Windows Phone 7 smartphones might not work, analysts have warned.

The Vole's partners unveiled their Windows Phone 7 handsets yesterday and one of the features was that they will connect to Xbox Live.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Round-up Of All The Windows Phone 7 Devices

It's been a mental morning but we promised to provide more information on all of the phones announced this morning and we're men (and woman) of our word. We'll update with pictures just as soon as we can.

Check available phones now at Shop Online!

Microsoft may have sent out a press release announcing that ten Windows Phone 7 phones would be available before the end of the year, but Redmond definitely skimped on the details. On hand to help us out with specs are the major phone manufacturers and carriers already sending out press releases detailing their Windows Phone 7 offerings.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Windows Phone 7 To Launch October 11

Good way to forget about Kin

Microsoft is planning a launch party for Windows Phone 7 on October 11, or next Monday.

The event will be held at Microsoft’s Technology Center in New York City and the outfit will also organize a raffle for the attending press. We’re not sure about the prizes, but there’s probably plenty of Kins to go around yet.