Windows Phone News: WP7


Showing posts with label WP7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WP7. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sonic CD is now available for Xbox on Windows Phone

Sonic CD for Windows Phone is available to download from the Windows Phone Store. SEGA first announced Sonic CD for Windows Phone back in August 2011, but after long wait, today finally arrived

The game has been adapted and optimized for Microsoft's mobile platform only to provide the best user experience but also to be included in the collection of exclusive, high-quality Xbox games for Windows Phone.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nokia officially announced the Nokia Lumia 510 (Video)

We continue to learn about the Nokia Lumia 510, introduced today by Nokia, with an interesting photo gallery and one of the first hands-on video of the device. Nokia Lumia 510 makes no secret of being a device aimed at the entry level and shows a hardware equipment that is similar to that of the Nokia Lumia 610. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Elisa, Finland largest mobile operator said that in the month of June, 33% of smartphones sold were Windows Phone

Elisa, Finland's largest mobile operator, has released their sales figures for the month of June 2012. They have revealed that among the best-selling smartphone of different mobile platforms, Windows Phone has reached Android with a market share of 33%.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Microsoft was already working on Windows Phone 8 before Windows Phone 7

In practice, Microsoft was aware that Windows Phone 7 would have a short life and the next generation of Windows Phone smartphone would bring a change so radical that it would not allow the current smartphone to be updated.

"According to Greg Sullivan, Microsoft has always known that they would soon abandoned Windows Phone 7. Asked when he started developing Windows Phone 8, it turns out that the development was done in parallel with Windows Phone 7 ... The team that developed the version 7.5 worked in parallel with the core team of Windows Phone 8. In fact some of that work had already started before Windows Phone 7 is still available ... Greg adds: "Sometimes there are generational changes in a platform, and sometimes companies do in order to give existing users We ... we tried to do so in a way that continues the momentum had with this platform from the point of view of developers and bringing new value to existing customers."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New official wallpapers for your Windows Phone

Using the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft today announced a new set of wallpapers dedicated to nature to be used to customize the lockscreen of Windows Phone devices. The backgrounds are born from the collaboration between design teams in Redmond and graph designer  Levi Freeman  and are just the first of a series that Microsoft intends to provide its users with the help of high-level creative designers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nokia getting ready for Lumia 710 Tango OS update for China

Here comes the Nokia service server upgrade to Windows Phone Tango for Nokia Lumia  710.Using the software Navifirm , here is revealed the first official build of Windows Phone Tango (Build 8173) for the Nokia Lumia 710. It seems that  this update via Navifirm is reserved for the devices released in China, a sign that that the release of the update is not that far.

This new software version is accompanied by a new firmware identified by version number 1600.3029.8773.12111 . As happened in the past, the arrival of this new version on Nokia servers, a few weeks ahead of the official release via Zune.

Recall that Windows Phone Tango has been optimized to work with device using 256MB of RAM, bringing small improvements such as support for multiple attachments in multimedia messages, view and export tracking and management of contacts on the SIM.

Via WPCentral

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

FCC reveals LG Windows Phone for Sprint?

This isn't the first time we've seen the LG Windows Phone LS831.  It's appeared on WP Bench and we first caught wind of the device being at the FCC back in October 2011 but only had the FCC ID label to show for it.  There's even some speculation this is the LG Fantasy.  Now we have pictures (doesn't look like the leaked pics of the Fantasy) and more information that could make the LS831 Sprints new Windows Phone.

FCC documentation on the LG LS831 indicates this Windows Phone support CDMA in the EMSR 800MHz band. A band used by Sprint.  The LG Windows Phone also supports the 1900MHz CDMA band.  Along with the banding, you also have a Sprint/Nextel Waiver included in the FCC Documentation that ties the mysterious device to Sprint.  

source: FCC via: Phonescoop

Sunday, April 1, 2012

RoadPilot - Speed camera warning system arrives for Windows Phone

RoadPilot Mobile turns your Windows 7 device into a LIVE speed camera warning system.RoadPilot Mobile  is now available on iPhone OS, Android, Symbian and BlackBerry. Based on system updates "social" members of the community, the app finally arrives on Windows Phone.
Operation is simple: an easy to see, a system that checks for updates at intervals schedulable by us and warnings of speed cameras, traffic light cameras, fixed and mobile stations, including the tutor.
App key, especially when driving in a city that we know little or abroad: in fact also shows us RoadPilot traffic areas for a fee (the famous congestion charge) with clear and precise (voice and text) and a bar progress update us on the distance from velox.
The price is not the cheapest: $4.99 can be considered an investment to avoid fines, but compared to the average of the other applications is still a considerable amount!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 Now Up for Pre-Order at AT&T / Update Now you can pre-order online

Today, AT&T kicked off the pre-order availability for the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900, its first LTE-capable Windows Phone,but the pre-order can be done in stores only, not online.

The new LTE windows phone handset is expected to reach market on the 8th April, but there are rumours that those who pre-order could get the handset as early as the 6th.

All users who would like to make sure that they grab one Nokia Lumia 900 when the device goes up for sale can now head over to the wireless carrier’s brick and mortar stores and reserve one unit.

The Nokia Lumia 900 can also pre-order the device through Microsoft’s Stores, as long as the customers pay $25 and give its names.

For more information about Nokia Lumia 900 refer to AT&T web site

(Update Now you can pre-order the Lumia 900 online)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Homebrew: WP7 Root Tools 0.9 Alpha now available for download

Heathcliff74 , known developer and member of the XDA community, has just released a new version of the homebrew "Root WP7 Tools 0.9 Alpha" that allow full access to our Windows Phone smartphone. Everything we need is a device unlock unlocked with interop. The application is now compatible with various devices,such as:
  • Samsung Omnia 7
  • Samsung Omnia W
  • HTC Trophy
  • HTC Mozart
  • HTC HD7
  • LG Optimus 7

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The emulator test confirms the presence of Fast App Switching in Windows Phone Tango

With the availability of the emulator for Windows Phone Tango we have the first early experiments that test the new version of Microsoft's operating system and the functionality of the Fast App Switching. Andreas Hammar wanted to investigate if the 256 MB of RAM standard for next economic Windows Phone will use this feature, and the answer is yes, with reservations.

Microsoft has left on the Fast App Switching on WP Tango, so it works similarly to the device with 512 MB of memory, but the operating system is entirely dependent of the  applications.
"The Fast Application switching is supported on devices with 256 MB of RAM.Keep your applications "dormant", however, depends on the remaining free memory: app runs on Windows Phone with 256 MB of memory will be completed more often than the same run on a terminal with more memory."
In Redmond have therefore chosen to preserve all the features of WP and developers the task of optimizing the app and adapt to the smaller amount of memory available. We will see in the coming months, the behavior of smartphone with the Tango and the limitation in RAM will affect the experience of everyday use.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nokia Fluid spotted at Occasional Gamer stats

The game statistics kept by the software houses are often a very important source to steal peeks at new output device. Among the devices included in the statistics of Occasional Gamer figure, the reference to the Nokia Fluid , a device apparently unpublished. The Occasional Gamer titles are developed for the platform Windows Phone . The alleged new smartphone from the Finnish manufacturer should therefore be based on Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Occasional Gamer has assets of 15 games available for the Windows Phone. A section of the blog Occasional Gamer is dedicated to the keeping of statistical devices that are used with more developed securities. The reference to the Nokia Fluid is clear even if the classification can reveal nothing about the technical .
Particularly interesting is the reference to another device contained in the same rank, Qualcomm Fluid. Might wonder whether there might be a connection between two devices:

Source Occasionalgamer , Via MyNokiablog

The Unlocked Nokia Lumia 900 arrives in U.S. for only $ 449

Yesterday afternoon, Nokia has finally announced the dates for pre-order and marketing for the United States of Lumia 900. Today, according to report certain items, the Finnish manufacturer had decided to sell the same version of the smartphone unlocked for only $449.99 
Also in the U.S the HTC Titan II should be sold unlocked  at $ 549.99, we can only imagine how Nokia intends to forcefully enter the U.S. market with a high-end smartphones.
Via  WPCentral

Friday, March 23, 2012

Nokia ready to pay $ 25 million to provide the AT&T employees with Nokia Lumia 900

More than once we reported that AT&T is focusing on marketing the new Nokia Lumia 900, in collaboration with the same Nokia that decided to allocate much $ 100 million to invest in a new advertising campaign in the States .
Of this huge budget also seems that the manufacturer has agreed to pay $ 25 million for AT&T employees to exclusively use the Lumia 900 instead of the iPhone and Android  So Nokia should be doing to convince employees of the merits of the operating system, resulting in positive word of mouth marketing product.
Meanwhile the arrival of Nokia smartphone on the U.S. market is fast approaching: April 9 could be the day that Nokia and AT&T would start selling the Nokia Lumia 900.

AppHub now open for 23 new countries

Todd Brix, on official Microsoft blog, windowsteamblog  has just announced that the marketplace is available in 23 new countries announced previously. Todd invites developers to build applications and make them available in these new markets bearing in mind that in some of these policies will be implemented under different certification because of local laws and that the time of certification that you have to wait to see your application on the marketplace once it is sent at least 7 days.

Below is a list of new countries:
  • Bahrain
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
More information at Windowsteamblog

Homebrew: Nextgen + custom ROM for HTC HD7 bumped to v3.0

The guys at XDA are working at full speed to bring us new and improved custom rom's.So good news for the HTC HD7 users since the Nextgen + custom ROM for HTC HD7 has been updated to version 3.0 with quite many new goodies on board.

NextGen + 3.0 change log:
  • Updated SMSBackup
  • Updated Nokia Contacts Transfer
  • QuickMenu Added by Ultrashot
  • Added Search by Key Settings Ultrashot
  • Added DFT BT File Transfer
  • Renamed Touch Explorer in File Manager 1.0
  • Replaced Tango with Skype 0.2
  • Added Bazaar 1.10
  • Added Dynamic Background
  • Eliminated the default applications
  • Full support for upgrades to the following versions of the operating system through WP7 Sender Cab
  • Full support for native applications
  • Made several improvements
You can download this new version of NextGen + directly from the official thread at XDA

Nokia Lumia 900 has coming soon page on AT&T

Much and oft-rumored Nokia Lumia 900 is now making its way to AT&T indeed.Although there is no date of availability or any other release information AT&T has now put up a webpage which states the Nokia Lumia 900 is coming soon with rumors flying around that its going to be released on April 9th but there is no mention of that on the AT&T page.
The page allows you to sign up your email address so you can receive an email when it becomes available and also contains a lot of the details on the upcoming handset for Windows Phone.
More info at AT&T

Thursday, March 22, 2012

MSnerd: All Windows Phone smartphones will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8

MSnerd is an "anonymous" user f who has been pretty reliable when it comes to Microsoft leaks.From a question put to him on here comes his statement regarding the release of Windows Phone 8 terminals for first and second generation.

These are the words of MSnerd about upgrading to Windows 8 Phone:
"There are hopes for Windows Phone users to receive first and second generation of Windows Phone 8?
Yes, all phones Windows Phone will receive a subset of Apollo.  operators are the main obstacle in the United States.  Microsoft has pushed hard for the release of Mango in a short time for everyone, as well as Nokia and HTC.Some features of Apollo will be exclusive to Terminal 3 generation who should be released this fall using the MSM8960 platform."
See the release of Windows Phone 8 also on the devices of the first generation would be without doubt a coup for Microsoft and would give users much confidence about purchasing new smartphones with Windows Phone OS.


TIM Brasil will holds launch event for Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800 will be launched in Brazil tomorrow, and to celebrate the event TIM Brasil is launching a series of events to celebrate the arrival of the first Nokia smartphones with Windows Phone 7 in the country, namely the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800. On the evening of 21 March, thirteen TIM stores in major Brazilian cities will hold events for guests, partners and customers. 
From midnight, those outlets will be open to the public to purchase one of the new Lumias. Customers who register online by 19:00 hrs on 20 March have the chance to win an Xbox 360 and a Nokia Lumia 800.
The cities involved in the promotion are: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santos, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Fortaleza and Belem. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wunderlist - cross-platform task manager now available for Windows Phone

Wunderlist is a popular application that allows you to manage and organize our work better / commitments and synchronize them with the dedicated app for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and on the Web

Application developers have contacted us to inform us that finally Wunderlist is also available for Microsoft's mobile platform. Here's the description that we can read in the marketplace:

Download Wunderlist, our cloud-free sync task manager, allowing you to complete your daily tasks with a certain style.
Wunderlist for Windows Phone will increase your productivity. Organize your tasks in a jiffy and sync them with your free account Wunderlist. View and edit your programs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and on the Web Hundreds of thousands of people around the world use every day Wunderlist. Wunderlist - your programs with you wherever you go.

Key Features:
  • Free - Wunderlist is free for any device
  • Cloud sync - Your programs are synchronized with your free account Wunderlist
  • Reminder emails - I will always remember you have to do
  • Mail2Task - Send your applications to Wunderlist from your inbox
  • Organize - Order your commitments to list
  • Schedule - Give your schedule a time period
  • Focus - Display detail your plans with the function of filtered view
  • Clipboard - Adds more details to your programs
  • Priority - to highlight the most important commitments
  • Personalization - Thanks to our wallpaper you can customize to your liking Wunderlist
Wunderlist is a free app and can be found here in WP Marketplace