Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! (2011)

Have a Blessed Year 2011 to Everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Surpasses 5,000 Apps Mark


Just a bit over two months from its worldwide release and a bit under two months from the U.S. launch, Windows Phone 7 has crossed the 5,000 available Marketplace applications mark.

WP7 Launched In Thailand; HTC HD7 Immediately Sold Out


The Bangkok Posts reports that the Thailand Windows Phone 7 launch -- the fifth country in the world to officially have Redmond's new mobile OS -- was a huge success.

My Experience with Windows Phone…So Far


I was/am a huge fan of the Zune HD and its unique interface and most anyone who knows me knows I was always wishing out loud that Microsoft would make some sort of Zune HD phone. On most of the Zune websites and some other tech blogs, rumors were always swirling about when, if ever, Microsoft would turn the nascent, barely-marketed Zune HD into a mobile phone device. It wasn’t until Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 on February 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona that we finally saw what Microsoft had been doing behind the scenes while Windows Mobile faded helplessly in market share.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 gone STUPID

#1 worst product of 2010 is Microsoft Windows Phone 7?

Do you agree? Check this link -> INQ's top 10 worst products of 2010

WP7 is indeed somehow struggling and Microsoft has some difficulties competing with someone on top like iPhones. Yet somehow it's coping up fast and so happen came out lately -- a sale numbers of 1.5M for only over 6 weeks is really impressive compared to Android and iPhone when it was first released. So definitely not #1 WORST PRODUCT.

Let me know your inputs.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Microsoft Sells 1.5M Windows Phone 7 Units in 6 Weeks

Predictions of the platform's demise look to be greatly exaggerated

Many news sites reported that Microsoft latest mobile effort might truly be sibling of the miserable Kin. They claimed that sales of the Microsoft smart phones were poor at best. Other sites, however, were a bit more cautious to prophesy the platform's doom, instead citing cautious optimism about sales.

Well, the first official sales numbers are out at last, and while they aren't anywhere near the mega-success of Apple or Google, they look to be quite promising.

Nokia considering Windows Phone 7 OS?

Whispers suggest that they are looking at it

A number of sources are crawling out of the woodwork to tell us that none other than Nokia might be considering dabbling into the Windows Phone 7 OS waters with an offering of its own. While Nokia has already denied that such a possibility was being looked it, sources seem to confirm that Nokia is at least considering the possibility.

4,200 Windows Phone 7 apps now available

Growing steadily, but still far behind iOS, Android

Several weeks into the Windows Phone 7 launch the number of available apps stands at 4,274, with an average of 104 new apps each day.

Although the numbers do appear to be growing steadily, it is worth noting that four thousand apps over the first two months really don't seem very impressive when compared to competing platforms.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Paramount rolls out Silverlight-enhanced movies for Windows Phone 7


Why simply download a movie when you can download a movie app? That's the thinking at Paramount, at least, which launched it's first Silverlight-enhanced movie app, School of Rock, for Windows Phone 7 devices this week.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Hits Verizon, Sprint in January

Sales haven't been great, but WP7's slow and methodical approach reminds one of Android

One underemphasized point during the launch of Microsoft's much ballyhooed Windows Phone 7 operating system was that it was only available at launch on two networks in the U.S. -- T-Mobile (America's fourth largest carrier) and AT&T (America's second largest carrier). Noticeably absent were WP7 offerings from Verizon (America's largest carrier) or Sprint (America's third largest carrier).

But the good news for prospective buyers is that according to, sources are confirming that WP7 will become available in January to Sprint and Verizon's 100 million+ customers.

Will Microsoft update Windows Phone 7 on a monthly basis?

Following the first update to Windows Phone 7 in January 2011 at CES, which will introduce copy and paste functionality, Microsoft is planning to unveil a second one the following month at the Mobile World Congress. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will hold a keynote at the event, marking one year after the company first unveiled the rebirth of its mobile operating system.

Microsoft's second update will be a significant one as it will introduce enhanced developer controls for applications. "The update includes some great new features for developers, Windows Phone 7 apps in 2011 will certainly become more interesting," according to an anonymous source quoted by Winrumors. Microsoft will reportedly open up several new APIs that will allow improved multitasking, in-app downloads, and better customization.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Devs Receive Copy/Paste at Last

Microsoft's post-holidays present to customers looks to be off to a fine start

Customers who have picked up a Windows Phone 7 device or are thinking of buying one may not have to wait much longer for copy/paste functionality. The company rolled out an update to developers implementing the feature.

It took Apple two years to implement copy/paste on its iPhone (the feature was first released in 2009 with the availability of iOS 3.0). Today, Apple's implementation is widely regarded as the gold standard, as it is accessible throughout the interface and relatively easy to use. Android, by contrast, has copy/paste, but it's not accessible in some parts of the interface (e.g. emails, messaging) and it's somewhat clunky.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Highlights from the Windows Phone Really rally road trip with Rob Dyrdek and Minka Kelly

Rob Dyrdek and Minka Kelly celebrated the launch of Windows Phone 7 on a cross-country trip. They started in New York, stopped in Chicago, Kansas, and Las Vegas, and ended at the Maroon 5 concert in San Francisco. They were on the look out to see if better phone design can help curb bad phone behavior.

New Windows Phone 7 Official Ad: Nightclub Really


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Thursday, December 2, 2010

TV Network Content Coming to Microsoft Devices

There's talk that Microsoft may launch a TV service on the Xbox 360, however it's possible the service could expand to the PC and WP7 devices thanks to Silverlight.

Monday unnamed sources told Reuters that Microsoft was currently in talks with TV networks to create a new subscription-based TV service on the Xbox 360 gaming console. The new service would reportedly rival Apple TV, Google TV and even Netflix. Microsoft would even have the upper hand, as the required hardware for the supposed service already exists in millions of households nationwide.

Windows Phone 7 jailbreak pulled

Developers leant on by Microsoft

The creators of a jailbreak for Windows Phone 7 have pulled their creation after a stiffly worded letter from Microsoft ruined their day.

According to Ars Technica, ChevronWP7, was released last week. It was billed as a tool to allow development and installation of Windows Phone 7 applications on any phone, without having to go through the Microsoft approval process. As far as tools go, it was not well-received.