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Tuesday, 31.08.10
APPROVAL: GCF approves Samsung Galaxy Tab Android Tablet and confirms supported Frequencies
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:23 CET under 04 - Android News

Right in time for this week's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet, the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has just approved Samsung's first Android slate tablet which Samsung unveiled earlier last week. While the teaser video confirmed that the Galaxy Tab will feature Android 2.2 and a 7" (most likely capacitive) touchscreen, Samsung hasn't given any further information yet but will officially introduce the Galaxy Tab at its IFA press event on Thursday in Berlin. However, the GCF has now approved the Samsung Galaxy Tab/GT-P1000 and confirms that it's featuring quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/1900/2100 MHz.

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Monday, 30.08.10
ENABLED: Microsoft launches Exchange ActiveSync Synchronization for Windows Live Hotmail
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:44 CET under 01 - General News

Right in time for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch and as expected, Microsoft today has enabled Exchange ActiveSync synchronization of its Windows Live Hotmail service for smartphones which now includes E-Mail push as well as calendar, contacts and tasks synchronization! Starting today, Hotmail users can get E-Mail, calendar, contacts and task changes pushed automatically to a smartphone, like Windows Phone, Android and webOS, using Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol. And if Hotmail is used with Outlook or Windows Live Mail, Exchange ActiveSync can deliver a seamless experience between the PC, any web browser and a smartphone, which is something that Google's Gmail isn't offering today!

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UPGRADE: Samsung releases Android 1.6 / Donut for Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:43 CET under 04 - Android News

No question, sometimes it takes a little bit longer and sometime it seems to take forever! Back in April, we've reported that Samsung will indeed release an Android 1.6/Donut upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500 and today, O2 Germany confirmed via Twitter that the Android 1.6 upgrade is finally available! Sure, Donut is neither Android 2.1/Eclair nor Android 2.2/Foyo but Android 1.6/Donut is a major improvement for Galaxy users since it comes with a couple of improvements (like the updated Android Market, the Quick Search Box for Android, an updated camera and camcorder user interface, a new battery usage indicator and Google's text-to-speech engine).

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UNVEILED: Motorola announces three new Ming Android Smartphones for China
Posted by Arne Hess - at 15:43 CET under 04 - Android News

Not to be released in the western world, Motorola today announced the launched of three new Android smartphones in its successful and iconic MING series designed especially for China. The phones combine an Android touchscreen experience with updated MING styling and features and include the MT810 for China Mobile's TD-SCDMA network, the XT806 for China Telecom's CDMA-2000 network and the A1680 for China Unicom's WCDMA network. Today's launch extends Motorola's leading portfolio of Android devices in the world's largest mobile telecommunications market and reflects the Company's commitment to designing phones especially to meet the needs of Chinese users.

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Saturday, 28.08.10
REMOTE: Meteor connects Windows Phone 7 with Windows Media Center
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:18 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Remote controlling a Windows Media Center from a Windows Phone isn't anything new at all - with the launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced Windows SideShow (which never found an audience at all) and later published a Windows SideShow Beta for Windows Phone which allowed users to remote control some functions of the Windows Media Center. And now, since Windows Media Center is pretty much a standard for most Windows 7 versions, remote controlling a Media Center might make even more sense, The Land Dolphin is currently working on an application called "Meteor" which allows to remote controlling Windows 7 Media Center straight from Windows Phone 7.

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Friday, 27.08.10
CONNECTIVITY: Is Exchange ActiveSync finally coming to Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail? [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:18 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

ZDNet UK has reported yesterday, that Microsoft will finally enable Exchange ActiveSync for mobile devices for its Windows Live Hotmail service. According to ZDNet, Hotmail Exchange ActiveSync, which has been in development for some time, will be officially switched-on on Monday 30 August. While Microsoft's own Windows Mobile and Windows Phone devices were the first to support Exchange ActiveSync, Microsoft has licensed this technology to a couple of other operating systems, including Nokia's Symbian or Palm's webOS and even Google is using an Exchange ActiveSync front-end (only) for Gmail, to share the calendar and address book with mobile devices.

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LAUNCH: Is Microsoft putting more than US$ 400 Million in its Windows Phone 7 Marketing?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

TechCrunch has an article which says that "Microsoft to pay more than half a billion dollars to jump-start Windows Phone 7" and quotes Deutsche Bank's telecommunications analyst Jonathan Goldberg who estimates that Microsoft could spend US$ 400 million on marketing alone for the Windows Phone 7 launch. However, according to his researches, this is expected to be the marketing spending only and doesn't include the extra-millions Microsoft has already committed to pay for "non-recurring engineering" costs that help offset development costs for handset manufacturers.

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Wednesday, 25.08.10
APPROVAL: GCF approves HTC ADR6325 / HTC Merge Android Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:37 CET under 04 - Android News

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has just approved the HTC ADR6325 which is expected to be launched as the HTC Merge. While the ADR6325 appeared earlier in Verizon Wireless' inventory system (please keep in mind that Verizon Wireless is a CDMA network), the GCF approved the ADR6325 with quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and singleband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 2100 MHz which means the ADR6325 might be either designed to be released in Europe/Asia only or it might be a Verizon Wireless world phone, supporting GSM and UMTS in addition to Verizon's North American CDMA standard which the GCF isn't testing at all. However, the name "Merge" could prove a triple-standard phone.

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Tuesday, 24.08.10
CONFIRMED: Huawei to announce the Ideos U8150 Android Smartphone at IFA
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:16 CET under 04 - Android News

PC World reports that Huawei will indeed launch the recently approved Ideos U8150 Android smartphone not later than next week during the IFA in Berlin. According to PC World, Huawei confirmed this via an E-Mail which confirmed further details. While we already knew that the U8150 was expected to support GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as quadband UMTS/HSDPA at 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz, it's now also confirmed by Huawei, that the U8150 will be powered by a 528 MHz CPU, is running Android 2.2 and that the QVGA 2.8" touchscreen is capacitive instead of the previously used resistive screen technology. Also confirmed now are the 3.2 megapixel camera and GPS as well as WiFi b/g/n.

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UNVEILED: Samsung pre-confirms the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android 2.2 Tablet [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:25 CET under 04 - Android News

While Samsung has yet not officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab - the company's first Android tablet - a recently activated teaser page, unveiled via Twitter, shows what the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be about and confirms an official announcement during next week's IFA in Berlin. According to the teaser page, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will feature Android 2.2, video telephony (and therefore a front facing camera like the Galaxy S), HD video playback, full web browsing and a 7" screen! Yet to be confirmed is if the Galaxy Tab will also come with Samsung's TouchWiz 3 interface and which wireless standards and frequencies are supported. However, the 20 seconds teaser makes appetite for more!

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Sunday, 22.08.10
UPGRADE: Motorola announces Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 Upgrade Plans and Timings
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:34 CET under 04 - Android News

Yesterday evening, Motorola has announced its updated timeline of Android updates for the company's range of Android smartphones. While some customers might get an Android 2.2 upgrade, others will only receive an Android 2.1 upgrade while others - living in the wrong part of this world - will be out of luck anyway! Motorola mentioned that it's working very closely with Google and its carrier partners to bring its customers the most optimized experience on each of its Android powered smartphone; which means appropriately releasing both operating system upgrades and software maintenance updates which enhance device functionality.

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Friday, 20.08.10
PRODUCTIVITY: Sony Ericsson offers free Office Viewer for Xperia X10 mini and mini pro Users
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:59 CET under 04 - Android News

While the Android OS is pretty complete for a mobile OS, it still lacks native support for Microsoft Office documents, as Microsoft's Windows Phone has and handset manufactures either adds Office viewers to their Android smartphones or leave it to the customer to buy Office applications from the Android Market. However, as pointed out in the Sony Ericsson Product Blog, paid applications are yet not supported by all Android Markets around the world; for instance paid apps are yet not available in Sweden where Sony Ericsson is located. Therefore, and for the favor of all Xperia X10 mini and X10 mini pro users around the world, Sony Ericsson has added a free version of MobiSystem OfficeSuite Viewer to the company's own PlayNow online shop.

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UPGRADE: Android 2.2 to hit Vodafone UK's HTC Desire early next week [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:02 CET under 04 - Android News

While O2 Germany has recently announced to postpone its HTC Desire Android 2.2 upgrade due to quality issues, Vodafone UK has announced today that the Froyo upgrade will be rolled-out early next week. Furthermore, as promised, Vodafone has removed all Vodafone 360 services from the upcoming firmware but releasing Vodafone 360 services as a separate download from the Android Market instead. According to Vodafone UK's support forum, customers will receive an alert telling them that their handset is ready for an update from Monday 23 August and this alert will be phased over a two week period.

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RUMOR: Windows Phone 7 to come with native Twitter support?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While we somewhat know or can expect, that Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 will come with native Windows Live and Facebook support, as well as we know some of the games now, Microsoft plans to release for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft hasn't unveiled too much about other services Windows Phone 7 might support natively. For instance Twitter or Foursquare, you name it. Nevertheless, here's an interesting rumor that Windows Phone 7 might support Twitter - out of the box - as well. Michael Klucher, Microsoft Lead Program Manger - XNA Development Platform at Microsoft has twittered a couple of photos from the current Gamescom in Cologne where Microsoft shows Games for Windows Phone 7.

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Thursday, 19.08.10
BUGFIX: Google fixes problem with Android Market - Problem with certain E-Mail accounts only?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:15 CET under 04 - Android News

It's not the first time that Google has massive problems with its Android Market and during the recent months, more and more users reported at Google's German Android Market forum that they had massive problems with app-downloads from the Android Market. According to customer reports, the download was said to be started but never finalized. However, according to a Google support employee, the problem is said to be fixed since yesterday. In one post, she explains that Google tried to fix the problem as fast as possible, in another posting she went a little bit further and explained that users with @googlemail.com accounts on pre-Froyo (Android 2.2) devices has faced the download issues.

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Tuesday, 17.08.10
APPROVAL: GCF approves Huawei Ideos U8150-B Android 2.2 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:17 CET under 04 - Android News

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) recently approved the Huawei Ideos U8150-B, Huawei's next Android smartphone which is said to be released with Android 2.2. While the overall specs indicate an entry-level smartphone, the device is said to feature quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as quadband UMTS/HSDPA at 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz which is quite impressive and also indicates a North American launch at AT&T and T-Mobile. According to earlier information, the U8150 is also expected to feature WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, a digital compass and a proximity sensor. The QVGA touchscreen is said to measure 2.8" while the camera is expected to support 3.2 megapixel.

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GAMING: First Wave of Xbox Live Titles announced for the Launch of Windows Phone 7
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:43 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today at gamescom 2010 in Cologne, the world's largest consumer-oriented games showcase, Microsoft premiered the first wave of Xbox Live games launching on Windows Phone 7 this holiday. With even more games and applications to come, Windows Phone 7 is putting the power of Xbox Live into the palm of your hand - from Xbox Live Avatars to staying connected with friends, Xbox Live is now at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere. In a sea of games, apps, gadgets and gizmos, the biggest obstacle can be finding the game that's right for you. Only Windows Phone 7 has a Games hub featuring Xbox Live, creating a different kind of mobile gaming experience that puts the games you want front and center.

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Friday, 13.08.10
RUMOR: HTC Lexikon and HTC Bee - Two new Android Smartphones from HTC?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:45 CET under 04 - Android News

Also posted at a Chinese blog are two spec-sheets of two new HTC Android smartphones  which are called the "HTC Lexikon" (German for dictionary) and the "HTC Bee". While both smartphones are said to run on Android 2.2, the Bee seems to be an entry-level smartphone while the Lexikon seems to be a messaging device. The Bee, which is said to be designed for Verizon Wireless and other CDMA networks, is powered by a Qualcomm MSM 7625 CPU at 528 MHz. It comes with a 3.2" QVGA touchscreen and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera plus flash light. On the other hand, the HTC Lexikon features a QWERTY keypad and is powered by a Qualcomm 7630 CPU at 800 MHz an comes with a 3.8" WVGA touchscreen and a 5 megapixel camera:

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RUMOR: HTC Spark - Another Windows Phone 7 Smartphones from HTC?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

A Chinese forum user has posted a spec-sheet of a new HTC Windows Phone 7 smartphone which is called the "HTC Spark". According to the screenshot, the HTC Spark will be powered by a Qualcomm CPU at 1 GHz and features GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as UMTS/HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA (up to 5.776 Mbps). The device is said to come with a 3.7" WVGA screen and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Somewhat unusual for a Windows Phone 7 devices is the hardware button layout because the device is said to feature a Back, Home, Start, call Send and End key while no Search key is mentioned. However, Windows Phone 7 requires a Search key and doesn't allow call Send/End keys.

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Thursday, 12.08.10
SHARING: Google releases Chrome to Phone extension for Google Chrome and Android
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:56 CET under 04 - Android News

Another new product, Google announced during today's press conference is "Chrome to Phone. It's an extension which allows to to quickly and easily send links and other information from a Desktop or Laptop PC to an Android smartphone. The new Chrome to Phone extension adds a button to the Google Chrome browser that instantly sends the current web page, map, YouTube video or selected phone number or text to any Android smartphone running Android 2.2/Froyo. For now, the Chrome to Phone extension is available in English only but Google hope to expand to other languages soon.

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INPUT: Google releases Voice Action for Android
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:44 CET under 04 - Android News

Right at the moment, Google is holding a mobile-related press conference where it introduced "Voice Actions for Android". Since mobile phones have become more or less modern-day Swiss Army knives and Android phones are a handheld computer, a music player, a notepad, a GPS navigation unit and more, all rolled into one sleek device that fits in the pocket. Even though smartphones do all these new things, the most natural way of interacting with a phone remains what it always has been: Speaking. Therefore Google is pleased to introduce Voice Actions for Android. Voice Actions are a series of spoken commands that let you control your phone using your voice.

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UNVEILED: Dell Thunder Android Smartphone shows its Face on Video
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:55 CET under 04 - Android News

Back in April, some Dell Windows Phone 7 and Android smartphones leaked to the Web and one of these devices was the Dell Thunder. As it looks now, the Dell Thunder is indeed legit and Engadget got some more information as well as a short video. According to the leaked roadmap, which seems to be confirmed now, the Dell Thunder is featuring curved glass and a premium finish. On top of Android, which is currently a vanilla Android 2.1 version, the Thunder is expected to run Dell's own "Stage User Interface". Furthermore, the 4.1" WVGA OLED display as well as the 8 megapixel autofocus camera plus supporting flash light seems to be confirmed.

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Wednesday, 11.08.10
CLIMB-DOWN: Vodafone removes 360 Services from its Android 2.2 Upgrade for the HTC Desire
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:26 CET under 04 - Android News

With the recent firmware update for the Vodafone's version of the HTC Desire, Vodafone also added some branding (for instance a changed boot screen which contained a Vodafone logo) but also added some Vodafone 360 services, users were unable to get rid-off. And the feedback, Vodafone received on Facebook or its support forums wasn't - well - let's say the friendliest one. Nevertheless, following Vodafone UK's announcement yesterday, today also Vodafone Germany announced that the upcoming Android 2.2/Froyo update won't contain the Vodafone 360 service anymore but instead Vodafone 360 customers will be able to download the appropriate applications from the Android Market.

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VIDEOVIEW: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Unboxing and Hands-On
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:19 CET under 08 - Reviews

In today's videoview, we are unboxing the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro, the sister model of the Xperia X10 mini which additionally features a 4 row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and the European version features dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz while the North American version supports triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz. Furthermore it features Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi b/g, aGPS an FM radio, a digital compass and an accelerometer. Unfortunately, at the moment the X10 mini pro is coming with Android 1.6 only (but an upgrade to Android 2.1 is expected to be released soon).

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Tuesday, 10.08.10
OFFICIAL: Verizon Wireless and Motorola announces the DROID 2 Android Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:21 CET under 04 - Android News

Following the DROID by Motorola, Verizon Wireless and Motorola today announced the DROID 2 by Motorola. The DROID 2 is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate E-Mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full web - all built on Android 2.2. Customers can watch content on the 3.7" capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen or share content captured on the 5-megapixel camera with enhanced functionality and DVD-quality video capture with DLNA connectivity to share on compatible devices.

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Monday, 09.08.10
VIDEOVIEW: Sony Ericsson Aspen Unboxing and Hands-On
Posted by Arne Hess - at 14:56 CET under 08 - Reviews

Following the earlier photoview of the Sony Ericsson Aspen, here's the unboxing and hands-on of Sony Ericsson's (most likely) last Windows Mobile 6.5.3 smartphone, the company announced back in February. The Aspen supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, aGPS and a FM radio with RDS. It's a messaging smartphone with a front facing QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4" QVGA (320 x 240) resistive touchscreen, and the fixfocus camera that supports 3.2 megapixel only. The Aspen runs on Windows Mobile 6.5.3, Microsoft's latest Windows Mobile version which will replaced later this year by Windows Phone 7.

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UNVEILED: HTC Desire HD Android Smartphone shows its Face on Video
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:11 CET under 04 - Android News

And if Windows Phone 7 isn't your business yet (and how could it be - so far not too many of us had some quality time with Windows Mobile 7) but Android is, here we have a short video of the so called HTC Desire HD - code-named HTC Ace. According to earlier rumors, the HTC Desire HD will run on Android 2.2/Froyo, is powered by a 1 Ghz Qualcomm CPU, comes with a large 4.3" WVGA capacitive touchscreen, features an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-flash and 720p HD video recording, as well as supporting SRS surround sound and Flash 10.1. Furthermore it seems that the Desire HD also comes with an aluminum unibody design, like the HTC Legend or the HTC Schubert.

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UNVEILED: HTC Schubert Windows Phone 7 shows its Face on Video
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:47 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While no ODM has announced any commercial Windows Phone 7 smartphones yet, last week we might have seen the first photo of an upcoming Asus Windows Phone 7 device. Hot on the heels, HTC now follows with the HTC Schubert, a device, rumored for quite a while to be released with Windows Phone 7 but this leak goes even further since it shows the Schubert in all its details in a YouTube video. Like the HTC Legend, the HTC Schubert comes with a aluminum unibody but that's all we know from HTC's expected first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, which might be ready for launch as soon as Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7 anytime October and/or November.

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PHOTOVIEW: Sony Ericsson Aspen Windows Mobile Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 07:30 CET under 08 - Reviews

Back in early February, Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and the Sony Ericsson Aspen was the first phone to support Microsoft's latest (and last) Windows Mobile 6.5.x operating system. Featuring quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, aGPS and a FM radio with RDS, the Windows Phone is a messaging smartphone with a front facing QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4" QVGA (320 x 240) resistive touchscreen. The device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227 CPU at 600 MHz and comes with 256 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM which can be expanded with microSD memory cards. The fixfocus camera supports 3.2 megapixel only.

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Sunday, 08.08.10
DEVELOPMENT: Collage unveils List of (possible) upcoming Windows Phone 7 Applications
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:56 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Justin Angel, a former Microsoft Silverlight Program Manager, who's now working for Vertigo, has yesterday posted a collage of what he calls a collection "of all current testing Windows Phone 7 Marketplace application icons and names". And while I have my doubts that these 32 applications are everything the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has to offer at launch, it's quite interesting to see what's in the pipeline. First of all we have a couple of well known brand names like a YouTube, The New York Times and Yelp. But also interesting is how some of the application seems to plug-in to Windows Phone 7. For instance YouTube and LitePlayerLauncher are mentioned as MusicHub Add-Ons.

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Friday, 06.08.10
UNVEILED: Asus' first Windows Phone 7 Smartphone shows its Face! [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:31 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While Microsoft is currently shipping its Samsung, LG and Asus Windows Phone 7 developer devices, non of the three manufactures (nor HTC) have unveiled or announced a commercial Windows Phone 7 smartphone yet. However, bellow we might see the first commercial Windows Phone 7 smartphone from Asus which somehow made its way to Pakistan. There's a good chance that this is indeed a pre-production device because on the top - right above the speaker - it features a serial number which is often used by manufactures to tag prototypes (just in case the device hits the Web to track down the owner, which - well - it did apparently).

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Tuesday, 03.08.10
THOUGHT: First-hand quality-time with Microsoft Windows Phone 7
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:19 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Two weeks ago, I've suspended my Tuscany vacation because I had the chance to meet Greg Sullivan, Redmond-based Microsoft Senior Product Manager for Windows Phone 7, for a discussion about the current state of Windows Phone 7 and the upcoming launch. As you can imagine, Greg was unable to confirm any release dates but we had a quite open and honest discussion about the Windows Phone 7 platform, the market outlook and the competitive environment. Unfortunately, the meeting location wasn't good enough to do some high-quality video recordings of Windows Phone 7 itself (see video bellow) but there a plenty of videos online anyway and even more important was the discussion we had!

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Monday, 02.08.10
AVAILABILITY: Windows Phone 7 to be available in Europe from October / in the U.S. from November?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:40 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Wow, it really looks like that this was overseen so far but Kevin Turner, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer, unveiled at recent presentation, that Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 might hit Europe anytime in October and the U.S. anytime in November. In his presentation, Turner said: "Now let's talk about phones. This is been tough. This is a low-light, for me, for the company, it's tough! But you know what? In the October-timeframe, in the November-timeframe - October likely across Europe, November likely across the U.S. - again we are back in this game! And this game is not over, ok? [...] When you look at this phone, it's not like any phone you've ever seen from Microsoft, and Ladies and Gentlemen I think that's a good thing".

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