Windows Phone News: WP7.5


Showing posts with label WP7.5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WP7.5. Show all posts

Friday, November 23, 2012

LG will not update the LG Optimus 7 to WP7.8

It seems that the owners of the LG Optimus 7 WP 7.5 smartphone won't join the WP7.8 bandwagon.The joke certainly will not be well digested if confirmed by all the national divisions of LG, it seems that the device in question does not have the long-awaited upgrade to release 7.8 in the program , leaving in fact with WP7.5 refresh.

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.

Friday, April 27, 2012

LG Italy - LG Optimus 7 will not get upgraded to Windows Phone 8 (updated - LG Italy already rejected the tweet)

The last few days were full with rumors about whether or not the first-generation Windows Phone smartphones will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.

Now the italian site Plaffo reports that LG Italy via Twitter confirmed that the LG Optimus 7 will not get upgraded to Windows Phone 8 , which will not please the LG Optimus 7 owners or in fact all first generation wp7 smartphone owners.

"Hello, no, no upgraded to Windows 8 as confirmed by Microsoft."

UpdateLG Italia already rejected the tweet: 

"We apologize for the erroneous information. We are still investigating the possibility of upgrading Optimus 7

Source Plaffo ; Via WMPU

Thursday, April 26, 2012

AppVegas - Discover new applications for Windows Phone

Is true that the marketplaces are often full of junk and photocopying applications, it is also true that sometimes it is difficult to discover all applications in quality among the thousands available.
To help us now comes new app from AppVegas enterprise, a kind of slot machines "in reverse" where in the central rollers are selected categories and types, and with a  random search of the mobile part of the discovery of the marketplace.
In addition to the random function, AppVegas also includes a section devoted to applications of the day with the news, the best software on the rise and the best selling, with great Metro interface.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Windows Phone has 7% of the market in Norway

This was another feedback on the achievement, by Microsoft, the third position in certain markets. Unlike the results in Finland, which historically has the highest brand loyalty to Nokia, the data from Norway are encouraging.
Given that the situation of Windows Phone in the U.S. is still tragic, it seems that the European market is responding well and Netcom, the second carrier in the country, it shows data in hand.

Immediately after S2 Galaxy, iPhone and iPhone 4S 4 we find the 800 and Lumia, speaking in terms of numbers, it is interesting to note that from 1% in February has gone to 7% in March.
Before you declare victory must await further data and hope they reach a double digit number. This is an isolated phenomenon or we will see progress in other European countries?

Source ; Via WMPU

Sid Meier's Pirates is the new Xbox Live game for Windows Phone

So its Wednesday and as usual Microsoft releases a new game for Xbox Live for  Windows Phone.

The new Xbox Live game for Windows Phone is "Sid Meier's Pirates!" Shows an exciting adventure across the sea in ships where the challenges are the basis of the fun. You will need you to become a fearless pirate, put together an "army" of bandits to undertake missions and daring rescues in order to collect the hidden treasure maps. Among the game's features include:
  • 27 customizable ships with different weapons on board, assorted ammunition from guns
  • Challenge the most famous pirates in history as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd and Henry Morgan
  • Use the touch controls of our enemies to challenge your Windows Phone

The game can be downloaded from the WP Marketplace at a price of $2.99  and of course as usual  free trial is available.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Homebrew - WPH Tweaks app the brings useful tweaks for unlocked Windows Phones

The guys at WindowsPhoneHacker are continuing their great work bringing useful homebrew apps for unlocked WP devices. Today they have released a new app,called WPH Tweaks.

WPH Tweaks app allows simple, elegant tweaking of various options in the WP7 operating system.

  • Simple and elegant
  • Toggle Dehydration
  • Toggle clock visibility
  • Toggle 32bit color
  • Enable 'never' screen timeout
  • Allow media access while the phone is syncing
  • Spoof Xbox "Gold" status and send messages without subscription
  • Change phone's voice
  • Charge your phone wirelessly (not really, but it'll make the OS think that)
  • Change your OEM Marketplace
More info about this app and download link at WindowsPhoneHacker

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Lumia 900’s Screen is 40% Less Reflective Than the iPhone and Best of Any Mobile Device

As we all know Nokia is using in its Lumia smartphones an AMOLED screen with Nokia ClearBlack proprietary technology, this allows to minimize the reflection of the screen.

Well, according to screen expert Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, there's at least one other explanation that stands out: reflectance.

DisplayMate Technologies discovered that Nokia's Lumia 900 screen manages to skirt the dilemma with that ClearBlack display technology, with "circularly polarized" glare-suppressing optics.

Raymond Soneira has reported that the Lumia 900 has "the lowest screen reflectance of any mobile device they have measured  "4.4 percent, which is almost 40 percent lower than the iPhone 4.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

MiniSquadron is this week Xbox Live Deal of the Week

This week’s Xbox Live deal of the week game is Mini Squadron. The regular price is not bad for $2.99 but for a week, you can get it for only $1.99.
App Info:
MiniSquadron is a frantic shooter involving lots of little planes all vying for supremacy of the skies! Perform loop-the-loops, Immelmann turns and other daring feats of aeronautical acrobatics with a super fluid control system. Experience the joy of freedom in the air!

MiniSquadron is free to Try – $2.99 to Buy ($1.99 for one week only) and can be found here in WP Marketplace

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pre-order Nokia Lumia 900 on for a penny

We had $49.99 pre-order price for Nokia Lumia 900 at Walmart, which we thought was irresistible and unbeatable, but we have been proven wrong. It seems everyone is conspiring to make Lumia 900 a smash is now giving Lumia 900 almost free, at a pre-order price of 0.01 USD, yes just a penny.
Want to pre-order the Lumia 900 then follow the links below:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Windows Phone OEM's are demanding more UI flexibility on Windows Phone 8

According to Digitimes Taiwan OEM's  have urged Microsoft to provide more flexibility to enable smartphone makers to modify applications and the user interface on Window Phone 8 so that smartphone makers will be able to come out with differentiated devices, according to industry sources.

Apparently OEMs believe that hardware differentiation is not enough, and hence they are making calls for a differentiated software experience, which will most definitely kill the timely OS updates, if allowed.

"Microsoft should count on the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 to compete with iOS and Android in the second half of 2012, since PC users will be more eager to take up Windows Phone 8 smartphones if they are familiar with Windows 8. As a result, Microsoft should adjust its policy to enable IT product developers to develop applications for PCs, tablet PCs and smartphones, therefore expanding the Windows Phone's ecosystem in a fast manner, the sources commented."

So far the only OEM allowed to customize Windows Phone was Nokia and so far we haven't done anything so far, but enjoyed the very good sales, mainly because of  the commitment Nokia made to marketing the its Windows Phone devices.

Via Digitimes

Monday, March 26, 2012

Unlocked HTC Titan and HTC Radar receiving software update

If you have an unlocked/non-branded HTC Titan and HTC Radar , then you should go plug your phone to your pc/laptop and start Zune Desktop software as HTC has begun pushing out what looks to be a minor software update to its two second gen.WP smartphones.

The spoken update will update the firmware, the version of the bootloader and software radio.No explanation instead on improvements with this update.

The following information on the number of updated versions:
  • Firmware - 1600.2200.20501.401
  • Bootloader - 2.5.160015.3 (137079)
  • Software Radio -

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Microsoft officially launched Windows Phone in China!

Today  March 21, 2012 is the official date of Windows Phone launch in China,first step in growing the Windows Phone ecosystem by releasing the mobile OS in mainland China.
Microsoft looks to regain some ground in the smartphone war by offering a variety of hardware running the refresh of Windows Phone 7.5 "Tango" (build 8773) in one of the largest emerging markets in the world by launching numerous devices, including the HTC Triumph (aka TITAN), the Nokia Lumia 800c and offerings from ZTE (including the Orbit/Mimosa)
The press conference was held in Beijing, where in addition to showing the terminals available has been presented to the public on Microsoft's mobile operating system, adding that, more than 2,000 apps in the Chinese marketplace.

The launch seems to be going well, we must now see in the coming months as the market will welcome China's mobile operating system from Microsoft and if you have the success that the U.S. giant hopes.

More photos and coverage of the event at WPDang

Monday, March 19, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 is available for Pre-order at Rogers Canada

While we are all speculating about the Lumia 900 launch date in US, Rogers Canada is now taking pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 900.Rogers has officially set the pre-order live for the Nokia Lumia 900 LTE. It’s looking like the 3-year contract price is set at $99.99, but you’ll need to sign up for a monthly rate plan of $45 or more. 

Those who pre-order the 900 are entered for a chance to win a private screening of The Dark Knight Rises and a special edition Dark Knight Lumia 900. Five runners up will have to catch the movie in theaters but will get a special edition Lumia 900.

“Pre-order or reserve yours today and be entered for a chance to win a private screening of The Dark Knight Rises — in theatres July 20th”.  

More info about this offer at Rogers

Friday, March 16, 2012

Damian Dinning: Native Panorama app for Lumia 800 coming soon

Damian Dinning has confirmed that native Panorama app for Nokia Lumia 800 will be coming soon.The news came from the personal Twitter account of Damian Dinning – the head of the Nokia camera division. Apparently, the native panorama app is already on its way and we can probably count on it coming with the next software update. 

Via Nokiapoweruser

Purple Cherry, the GameBoy emulator for Windows Phone is now available in WP Marketplace

From the same developer of Sega Gamegear emulator , here comes the Nintendo GameBoy emulator for Windows Phone. This initial release has no sound.,but like Blue Tomatoe, Purple Cherry will be getting sound emulation in the near future. Stay tuned as we'll keep you posted.

Here is video of the emulator, courtesy of our colleagues from WPCentral:

The GameBoy emulator has a price tag of $1.29 and can be downloaded from the WP Marketplace

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Google Search app for Windows Phone now available in WP Marketplace

Today Google released a new version of Google app for Windows Phone devices.

App description:
"The new Google Search app for Windows Phone. Find better results using Google from your Windows Phone. Search the web faster and easier with the latest features: Google Autocomplete, My Location, and Voice Search.
Voice Search: Search by voice and skip the typing

Google Instant and Autocomplete: Get search results faster
Search Nearby: Find places near you without typing your location"
Google app is available for download from the WP Marketplace 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

HTC Titan on AT&T for only $0.01, with new contract

While waiting for the release of the highly HTC Titan II in the general market, AT&T has offered the HTC Titan for a $0.01 with a new contract. 

Are you surprised as I am? The surprise comes from the fact that HTC is an excellent smartphone, perhaps the best Windows phone into service for the quality of the processor (1.5 GHz) , excellent sound and quality with which they made ​​videos and photos.
The question arises spontaneously: the guys at HTC have made this choice to show that Windows Phone will be set aside (to Apollo), or take advantage of the waiting period, the output of the new Titan II, which will be redesigned and improved version (16 megapixel camera and support for the LTE network) to push the Microsoft operating system on the market?
In both cases, this promises to be an excellent deal, a must for fans of HTC and Windows Phone!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900 coming in Germany during the second week of May

A few days ago, some rumors had suggested the arrival of Lumia 900 in England on April 9, reported today as the latest rumors, the elder brother of Lumia 800 should arrive in Germany in the second week of May, precisely between 7 and 13 of the same month and will be available on German operator O2.

Meanwhile, the Finnish giant has not yet decided whether or not to launch the Nokia Lumia 610 in Germany.


Friday, March 2, 2012

IDC Report:Windows Phone market share in Russia is growing rapidly and expected to overtake iphone this quarter

It seems that Windows Phone is doing quite good in Russia. According to IDC  Windows Phone will take a 14% stake in the Russian market of smartphones, although the fall of this fraction was equal to 3%. A similar proportion of iOS to the point at IDC forecasts will be only 9%.

"Today's sales results of a new mobile platform from Microsoft allows to predict that in the first quarter of 2012 Windows Phone is likely to be able to surpass the number of iOS smartphones sold in Russia", - said Simon Baker, an analyst with the mobile phone market to IDC, a known leader in the research IT sector.

Via WP7Forum

Txt Mihail for the tip

Read after the break rest of Microsoft Russia press release(Google translated)