Posts tagged with: Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
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    ZTE broke into the Windows Phone game with the release of its Tania handset earlier this year. We've already seen the phone arrive in some European markets, featuring a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 4GB of internal flash storage, a five-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz processor. That all made for a perfectly respectable Windows Phone handset, not even considering that this was ZTE's first foray onto the platform. As the Tania gets ready to make its debut in China, it seems that ZTE is already moving on to bigger and better hardware, stepping-up from 1GHz to a 1.4GHz SoC. Currently running a ...

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    The original Samsung Focus was a Windows Phone 7 "Series" launch device back in 2010, and it helped to set the pace for what has been a very warm reception of Microsoft's new mobile platform. The Focus was great because it was thin and light, had fantastic performance, and had a particularly high level of screen sensitivity, which made navigation super fluid. Overall, it did Windows Phone justice. When Samsung and AT&T announced the Focus 2, we had high expectations. While not the most impressively-spec'ed phones on the market, the Focus 2 has a capable 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU ...

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    Samsung announced the Focus 2 Windows Phone on May 7 and promised to make it available starting May 20 so if you want to start your week off by getting a new device you should really look into this one. There's a four-inch Super AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution, five-megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording capability, and VGA webcam for video calls and Skype but the most important bit is that the phone supports 4G LTE connectivity. You can get all this for $49.99 given that you sign a two-year contract with AT&T if you somehow don't fancy the Nokia Lumia 900 or the HTC Titan ...

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    Sorry folks, it's not available in the U.S.! With that one now out of the way we will remind you that Nokia Reading is the Finnish manufacturer's digital reading app and library for Windows Phone with e-book reading feature as well as RSS reader functionality which even allows you to pin publications to the home screen. Russia, U.K., Germany, Italy, France and Spain were rumored to be among the first regions to get the application and it is now available in the Marketplace's Nokia Collection section on Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610 Windows Phones. If you have one of the aforementioned ...

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    Microsoft and its OEM partners (especially Nokia, but not only) knew that China is a market to aim for, not just because of the fact that it is now the world's largest mobile market, but because of the specifics of the country. Windows Phone was launched in China on March 21 this year and it is already, according to reports, outselling Apple and its iPhone. Of course we need to be fair and consider that this might have less to do with the platform itself and more (everything) to do with the difference in price between Windows Phones and iPhones. However, Microsoft's platform is now ...

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    A little over three weeks ago, Microsoft advised Windows Phone users about a few changes that were going to be coming to the Marketplace. Those included removing Windows Phone apps from the PC Zune client, making you do your searches on your phone or through your computer's browser, as well as new restrictions on accessing the Marketplace. Today, with those changes almost ready to go, Microsoft is giving users another heads-up on the steps they'll need to take to ensure continued Marketplace access. Once these changes go through, only phones that have been upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5 ...

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    You know what we haven't had in a while? A good old-fashioned #firstworldproblems rant. So here's one. As Q might say, the world of smartphones has always been "wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross" (just making sure you're awake, Trek fans). That magical quality has grown over the years -in fact, Apple effectively co-opted the term "magical" for a while there- and today our portable devices are capable of incredible feats. Along the way, we've lost some things. Progress inevitably demands that certain features be obsoleted in favor of others. The jog dial, or ...

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    If you haven't noticed, AT&T has really turned up the heat in advertising its latest smartphone heavyweights. Now feeling the pressure from two other iPhone-carrying competitors, it's working hard to maintain a diversified smartphone portfolio, and it's doing a pretty good job of it, too. In line with that goal, AT&T has been heavily marketing its version of the HTC One X, as well as the Nokia Lumia 900. Of course, those of us who make the mobile industry our occupation, hobby, or obsession know the differences between these two high-end devices, but most people don't. So if you're ...

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    What makes a smartphone "smart"? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.   iPhone Kitchenator – A paid app that costs $0.99 Kitchenator is a unit convertor for nearly everything related ...

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    At the moment, the wireless world is dominated by three major players. Google, Apple, and Microsoft have all built arrays of services and features around their respective platforms: Apple's iTunes, Google Play, and Microsoft's Marketplace are the mainstays. Secondary offerings also play an important role, like Apple's iCloud and AppleTV integration, Google's comprehensive set of web-based productivity apps like Gmail, and Microsoft's Office and Xbox suites. The landscape is awash in brand names and service marks. These company-specific sets of features have come to be referred to as ...

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    It goes by model number GT-I8350 but the actual denomination of the phone is Samsung Omnia M. It is powered by Windows Phone and was just introduced by Samsung today, to be available first in Europe and later on in other regions. The Omnia M is marketed as a phone for "non stop entertainment". It packs a 1GHz processor and a four-inch Super AMOLED display of WVGA resolution. The rest of the specs include 384MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, five megapixel main camera with LED flash, VGA webcam, WiFi b/g/n, and a 1,500mAh battery. Samsung also throws in a couple of manufacturer specific ...

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    Before the release of Apple's newest tablet, when we were all still calling it the "iPad 3," there was the usual tempest of rumor and speculation regarding the new device. Some of this scuttlebutt, like the Retina display, proved to be true. Other unverified claims, like quad-core processors and an 8MP camera, didn't. My favorite rumor at the time, because I didn't care much about either tablet cameras or CPU core count, was that Apple would be eliminating the home button on its new iPad, leaving a clean uninterrupted bezel all the way around the screen. It wasn't the first time we'd heard ...

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    When HTC updated its Locations app to support offline navigation with voice prompts, we were pretty impressed with its offering, which compared favorably against Nokia Drive. While we praised features like its lane-change notifications, it seems like the app is about to get quite a bit less attractive, upon the arrival of news that users will have to shell-out some cash to continue using turn-by-turn voice navigation. Just what it will cost you to continue using voice nav depends on what geographical range you;d like covered and how long you'd like the license to last. An unlimited ...

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    The mobile phone industry, like everything, goes through phases. For a while the dominating trend was the race to the smallest design possible, but recently that's been changing. The "big slab" is the new mainstream, and that poses a big problem for manufacturers: how to avoid blending in. In corporate-speak, it's called "differentiation," but really what we're talking about is the drive to stand out. That used to be a bit easier when there were more variables involved. There was the race to replace the extendable aerial with the nub antenna, then finally the advance to invisible ...

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    Before we dive too deep (after all, love is such a strong word) people like Android. About 51% of smartphone users are running Android on their device. By February 2012 there were over 300 million Android phones (not including tablets) in the hands of consumers, with an additional 850,000 phones and tablets being activated every day. Obviously Android is doing something right. But that's just people who like Android. Some of them may not even know they're running Android, but it gets the job done and they're not at all worried about the nuts and bolts of what make their gadgets tick. Why ...

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