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30 Windows Phones in Q3 2010? Must be Windows Phone 7!

steve-ballmer-indimix10 The Strange Steve Ballmer quotes are coming out of India thick and fast.  The latest, reported by Techtickerblog, is from a presentation by Steve Ballmer at the Microsoft  IndiMix 2010 conference where he showed a slide claiming 50 Windows Mobile…

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Thank God, my iPhone hell is over

iphonetethering My HTC HD2 has been out of action for the last month, due to a charging issue.  In that time I had the misfortune to get intimately aware of the iPhone and its failings while waiting for my device to…

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Official T-Mobile HTC HD2 ROM available again

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It seems T-Mobile has once again made their updated HTC HD2 ROM available.  Version 2.13.531.1 of the software is seemingly the same as the one they pulled last week, at that time apparently due to issues with the ROM itself,…

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Google Buzz gets Windows Mobile web-app

Google Buzz on Windows MobileIts not a full-blown mobile client, but at least Google has gone to the effort to make their HTML5-based Google Buzz app a bit more dumbed down for Pocket Internet Explorer.
The XHTML website is suitable for Android pre-2.0, Blackberry,…

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Zune Streaming to get cheaper

Zune for Windows phone 7Lets face it – a Zune music subscription is not going to be included in our cell phone contracts (ample proof of this exists in the KIN One and Two).  It is therefore welcome news that the Zune subscription itself…

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Microsoft commissioning 20 casual Windows Mobile games from Singaporean games company

Microsoft has commissioned Singaporean Touch Dimensions to create 20 casual Windows Mobile games. The games range from a digital sketchpad to a Whack-A-Mole-type game that lets you smack mosquitoes to oblivion.
One of them, Autumn Dynasty (in the video above),…

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Droppedboxx –new Dropbox client for Windows Mobile

291d630 You wait a whole day for a bus to arrive, then 3 come along at the same time. Such also seems to be the case with Dropbox, which has recently received its first Windows Mobile client, and has not just…

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IDC expects Windows Phone 7 to sell, somewhat

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More interesting ReMIX France news. Apparently according to IDC Microsoft will sell 30 Million Windows Phone 7  licenses by the end of 2011 with 1.6 million of them in France only.
Part of the reason such large numbers are expected…

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ACCESS releases cross platform VOIP service for Windows Mobile, other OS’s

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ACCESS CO. today announced NetFront™ IP-Phone, a full scale VoIP solution with 3G and Wi-Fi air interfaces designed to support all three major smartphone operating systems: iPhone, Android™ and Windows Mobile®. Jointly developed by ACCESS and OAT, NetFront IP-Phone is…

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Fieldrunners now available for Windows Mobile – Tower Defence at its best!

The hit tower defence game is now available on Windows Mobile.  Defend your turf by strategically constructing towers that combat wave after wave of enemy attacks.
The Fieldrunners will be relentless as they swarm you with soldiers, military vehicles, and…

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Microsoft finally gets a sense of urgency

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"We have to deliver devices with our partners this Christmas."

With Apple passing Microsoft in market cap yesterday, it seems the company has finally developed cottoned on to the fact the market is moving incredibly fast, and the time for…

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Microsoft finally gets a sense of urgency

Windows Phone 7 by Christmas
"We have to deliver devices with our partners this Christmas."

With Apple passing Microsoft in market cap yesterday, it seems the company has finally developed cottoned on to the fact the market is moving incredibly fast, and the time for…

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WinMoSquare updated, check-in bug fixed

1The first Windows Mobile FourSquare app was greeted with a lot of fan fare, but unfortunately the reality was that Touchality’s app has been rather buggy.  
A new problem has popped up recently where users would get a “Invalid Attribute…

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Soccer obsessed? Get a World Cup 2010 Fixtures app for Windows Mobile

World Cup 2010 Fixture is an app that makes it easy to calculate and displays on screen the standings of teams in each group and then the following steps until the World Cup final.
The software also displays photos and…

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Opera announces Opera browser for Win CE, other tablets

Opera Mobile 10 Microsoft is not making a tablet, but that does not mean many companies are not already shipping Windows CE-based tablets.  Opera is making a play to be the browser on these ARM-based devices, and will be showing off their designs…

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HTC HD2 extended battery demoed

Pocketnow have uploaded this video showing the HTC HD2 Official Extended battery in action.  They report the 2300 mAh battery, which costs about $50 ad also fits the US HD2, provides up to 2.5 days of active use, which seems…

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Windows Phone 7 game shown of on Samsung Prototype

Makram Daou from MobileTechWorld are have attended the Microsoft ReMix10 conference in France  and has managed to get a hands-on with Samsung’s converted Samsung Omnia HD, modded into a Snapdragon-running Windows Phone 7 monster.
In the above video they show…

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TaskFacade adopted by new developer, now optimized for HTC HD2

Task Facade TaskFacade is absolutely the most attractive Windows Mobile task manager, and has been doing “cards” long before WebOS got the idea.
The app has been in somewhat of a limbo, with the last developer no longer working on the project.…

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Another LG Fathom review

Our favourite Windows Mobile reviewer, Noah from Phonedog, has had a look at the LG Fathom, and was surprisingly not too vicious to the device, praising its snappy Snapdragon processor, responsive resistive screen and good keyboard.
In fact, after seeing…

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Microsoft not planning any Windows Phone 7 tablets

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No Windows Phone 7 tablets planned by Microsoft

Steve Ballmer has re-iterated their intent not to shoehorn Windows Phone 7 on tablets in the near future.
Speaking at the Imagination Cup awards in Singapore he reportedly said:

We’re focused on…

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