The alarm functionality in Windows Phone 7 may be making some HTC 7 Mozarts freeze and become unresponsive, according to the observations of users on the XDA-Developers forums.
The limited number of reports suggests this issue may not affect all Mozarts the same, or the steps needed to trigger it are specific enough that most users don’t run into any problems. The common thread among the reported freezes is that an alarm was set and goes off as planned, but the user ignores the phone for an extended period of time. When they go to finally dismiss the alarm, their Mozart [...]
Australian developer Chris Walsh recently found a method to run so-called native code on the platform indicating that jailbreaking Windows Phone 7 could be possible, though it’s a first step in a huge process.
Same developer seems to have conquered another OS tower as he now tweeted that he’s got registry and file system access. The tweet also mentions that this was achieved on Samsung and HTC devices and the developer is committed to getting that on LG handsets too. Are these hacks device dependent? Normally they shouldn’t be but, as with the case of USB [...]
Ever since we’re heard about Windows Phone 7 handset specifications, many users were unhappy when it came to devices that featured 8GB of storage, besides the general complaint around the support and ability to upgrade memory cards with the new OS.
While stock 8GB would most probably be enough for some, for sure it will be a small storage capacity for others and with people constantly trying to upgrade and improve, it was just a matter of time till someone completely dismantled a Windows Phone 7 device seeking a way for more storage. The HTC 7 Mozart is a tough nut to [...]
Australian carrier Telstra has revealed via Twitter that it will be selling the HTC 7 Mozart and LG Optimus 7Q (LG Quantum here in the US) Windows Phone 7 handsets for AU$864 and AU$960, respectively, which translates to about $850 and $945 at current exchange rates.
Now we’re used to seeing HTC handsets go for a premium price unsubsidized — the HD7 will supposedly cost upwards of $840 unlocked — but almost $1,000 for an LG phone seems a bit much, especially since we’ve heard that even HTC’s Surround will only cost $550 off-contract from [...]
Samsung’s Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 will support Orange UK’s improved-quality HD Voice service, a company representative has revealed via Twitter. HD Voice is Orange’s implementation of so-called wideband audio (specifically the AMR-WB codec as defined by the 3GPP standards group), which increases the range of frequencies being transmitted — compared to standard ‘narrowband’ telephony — and thus improves overall call fidelity. Currently, Orange is the only major carrier to institute a large-scale rollout of this technology, and only a few [...]
We’re still catching our breath from the whirlwind of news that swept across the smartphone plains yesterday in the form of Windows Phone 7 launch details, and we imagine that some of you are a little overwhelmed as well. Therefore we thought we’d recap all of our coverage for you in this handy guide, along with charts detailing specs of all the initial devices plus distribution plans broken down by country and carrier. We hope that you enjoyed our WP7 articles as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you, and we’d like to thank everyone for tuning in to Pocketnow for [...]
So we think we may have solved the confusing web of codenames surrounding HTC’s Windows Phone 7 launch lineup. Although not all the pieces fit perfectly, we find the following scenario to be most likely. We’ll start with the easy ones and move on to less concrete associations.
1. HD7 = Shubert/Schubert
This one has been common knowledge for several days now, and many sources have already started to use the two names interchangeably.
2. 7 Mozart = Mozart
Sort of a no-brainer at first glance, but it bothers us that HTC would use the same branding [...]
While most of today’s excitement surrounding HTC focused on the US-bound 7 Surround, HD7, and 7 Pro, Europe and Asia Pacific will get another pair of Windows Phone 7 handsets that we’ve seen quite a bit of: the HTC 7 Trophy and HTC 7 Mozart. The two models are very similar, both packing 1GHz Snapdragon processors and 576MB RAM / 512MB ROM, 8GB of internal storage, as well as 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and a 1300mAh battery, plus Bluetooth 2.1 — when is HTC going to follow Samsung’s lead and start releasing Bluetooth 3.0-compliant hardware?
Where the two devices [...]