Pocketnow covers the latest smartphone and Windows Phone 7-related news from MIX, an annual event held by Microsoft every year in Las Vegas. The First MIX event was held in 2006. Developers and designers attend to see Microsoft show it's latest software and developer tools. Usually shown off is the latest in Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Expression Studio and Windows Phone 7.
by Brandon Miniman | March 15, 2010 1:43 PM
Thus far it seems that Windows Phone 7 Series will operate much like the iPhone for multitasking. While programs probably can't run in the background, they can show push notifications (even if they're shut down) much like you see above, from the demo of a soccer program. You'll get a little strip on the top of the screen that will show up in any program.
by Brandon Miniman | March 15, 2010 1:29 PM
This should appease the many Netflix subscribers among you. There will be a Netflix app that uses the elegant Metro interface from Windows Phone 7 Series. You can manage your queue, stream movies, and get new movie recommendations. Pretty cool stuff.
by Brandon Miniman | March 15, 2010 1:16 PM
We're getting very excited by the development picture for Windows Phone 7 Series. The apps we're seeing seem to be very rich. Here's a more comprehensive list of companies that will release apps for WP7S, with some additional screenshot below. And yes, there will be a Windows Phone 7 Pandora app =D. - The Associated Press - Archetype International - AWS Convergence Technologies -- Weatherbug - Citrix Systems - Clarity Consulting - Cypress Consulting - EA Mobile - Fandango - Foursquare - frog design - Glu Mobile - Graphic.ly - Hudson Entertainment - IdentityMine - IMDB - Larva Labs - ...
by Brandon Miniman | March 15, 2010 1:06 PM
So developers can choose whether they want their apps to look match the Metro interface of WP7S, or they can go with a totally different design approach. Here's a look a three third party apps built with Silverlight, shown at the keynote at MIX10. This first app from AP uses the Metro interface, complete with pivots and large text menu options. You can filter by news category, read a story, or view multimedia features such as image galleries. It also ties in to the AP's commenting system, so you can comment on articles right from your device. Then, they showed off a journal application ...
by Brandon Miniman | March 15, 2010 12:51 PM
Joe Belfiore is on stage at MIX10 right now, and he's showing different screens on Windows Phone 7 Series that we haven't yet seen before. To start, on the Start screen, you can tap and hold any tile and either move it or delete it. To delete, you'll be presented with a broken heart. To add tiles, it seems that any tile that is "addable" will have a heart icon in the application bar. Here's another view of email, which lets you pivot between different filters. Joe elaborated on the app bar, which shows you commonly used commands on the bottom in graphical form. To get more menu commands, ...
by Brandon Miniman | March 15, 2010 11:59 AM
We're being fed a press release that has some hot new information about Windows Phone 7 Series requirements, plus some apps we'll see debut on the platform. Here's a look: On the devices... Accelerometer, location based services, notifications for push, hardware accelerated video with DRM, Information Services Smooth Streaming for highest quality content viewing, camera, mic, and multitouch support for WP7 developer support. Apps to come from The Associated Press, Archetype International, AWS Convergence Tech, WeatherBug, Citrix Systems, Clarity Consulting, EA Mobile, FourSquare, Fandango, ...
by Chuong Nguyen | March 15, 2010 11:01 AM
We just got in last night to Las Vegas, and from what we're hearing, whatever happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas--at least for MIX10, the developer's conference and platform that Microsoft will use to propel details about Windows Phone 7 Series to developers and consumers worldwide. We'll be covering the event throughout the week--the conference goes through Wednesday, so tune in to pocketnow.com for the latest news and updates about Windows Phone 7 Series. Also, if you want to see what we're seeing, Microsoft is streaming the event live throughout the day. You can also watch ...
by Brandon Miniman | March 12, 2010 1:45 PM
We know, you're tired of hearing about this yes/no/maybe deliberation of whether the HD2 will be getting Windows Phone 7 Series. But for those of you that do care (those that own the HD2), we've got two more votes for "yes" for the upgrade. Before that, check out Chuong's recent article: In Defense of a Potential Lack of Upgrade to Windows Phone 7 for the HTC HD2. Click for larger image. In this first screenshot, we see a recent exchange between HTC Iberia support and a customer with a question. When asked about the WP7 upgrade, the HTC rep states: Concerning your question, we can inform ...