Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President Windows Phone Program Management just announced that there will be a “suite of games” to come from EA for Windows Phone 7. EA is known for their big-selling titles like The SIMS (shown in the demo), FIFA, Madden, and others. This is big news for making Windows Phone 7 a competitive gaming platform, which is currently overshadowed by other gaming devices like the PSP, and iOS devices.
I’ll have to accept it, the Dell lightning rumors left many of us with a fair need to dream for them to be true. Yeah, this is a phone our whole editorial team drools for and one we know many of you want too. Well, one of the highlights of today’s Windows Phone 7 release was definitely seeing it’ll be real, but renamed as the Venue Pro, for T-Mobile as we’ve just discovered on Dell’s official release.
Not sure if it’ll be exclusive for T-Mobile, but we do know it’ll be the launch partner for the device. It’ll rock a massive 4.1 [...]
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets CEO Ralph De La Vega has just introduced a U-Verse streaming service for Windows Phone 7 devices. Apparently home U-Verse subscribers will have free access to content on demand on their handsets, while non-subscribers can pay a monthly fee for access to the streams. For now this service will be restricted to Windows Phone 7 handsets.
Along with the streaming Netflix app we’ve already seen for this platform, it seems that users are going to have lots of options for accessing top-notch video content.
Steve Ballmer has just revealed at today’s Windows Phone 7 launch event in Manhattan that a total of nine devices will ship in the US this year. Apparently these nine Windows Phone 7 devices will come from LG, HTC, Samsung, and most interestingly, Dell, which looks poised to manufacture the Lightening we saw several months back.
By the way, the official Windows Phone 7 tagline seems to be “Always Delightful, Wonderfully Mine.” Catchy?
AT&T has let slip its three Windows Phone 7 launch devices prior to impending announcement: the Samsung Focus, LG Quantum, and HTC Surround. So far only teaser info is give about the trio of handsets:
HTC Surround (formerly the T8788) – Slide-out Yamaha speakers, 16GB storage, Dolby stereo or surround sound
LG Quantum (not the Optimus 7) – QWERTY, five-megapixel camera
Samsung Focus – Four-inch Super AMOLED, 110 grams, “enhanced photo features”
Tomorrow, Adam and I will be heading to New York City for all of the many fesitivities surrounding the official launch of Windows Phone 7. By now, you pretty much know what to expect in terms of launch devices for AT&T and T-Mobile (and the lack of devices for Verizon and Sprint until next year), but who knows what surprises there will be! Keep it to pocketnow.com for a variety of video, photos, thoughts and impressions about Windows Phone 7. More specifically, here’s how our schedule is shaping up (Eastern time):
9:30a: Ballmer keynote10:15a: Device [...]