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    Most new-phone launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they're widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we're lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It's a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it's a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about ... a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there's followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, help you translate using your voice, and get great deals with online coupons. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 smartphone just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app. Coupons – A free application With Coupons ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, allow you to control your computer from anywhere on the network, and use your Windows Phone 7 smartphone as a compass. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 smartphone just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app. ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, allow you to share you location, and find recipes based upon what ingredients and how much time you have. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 smartphone just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app. AllRecipes – A ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, allow you to stream music to your Windows Phone 7 smartphone, and find points of interest around you area. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 smartphone just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app. ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, allow you to play music videos directly from your Windows Phone 7 smartphone, and view all of the Wikipedia entries around you. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 smartphone just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to ...

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    We couldn't very well give some hands-on attention to the HTC Titan while neglecting its little brother, the HTC Radar, so we sought the smartphone out at IFA in Berlin to get some time with it as well. If it wasn't for a few Mango-specific quirks, you'd be forgiven for thinking the Radar was a refresh of a first-wave Windows Phone device rather than entirely new hardware. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though, as it helps keep costs down, providing multiple price points of entry for users considering making the jump to Windows Phone. It's harder to see existing WP7 users migrating to ...

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    HTC just revealed its Titan Windows Phone 7 handset yesterday, and we got a chance to check the phone out first-hand at the IFA in Berlin. If you were worried that a 4.7-inch screen might be overkill, you'll be relieved to know that it really doesn't feel like an oversized device once you've got it in your hand. We've obviously got plenty of experience with Mango thanks to its beta phase, but this was out first opportunity to see hardware built with Mango in mind from the ground-up; suffice to say, it looks and feels great. HTC has yet to spill all the beans on release plans for the Titan, ...

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    Watch our first ever Windows Phone View as we go through the launch of the AU IS12T which is the result of a joint venture between Toshiba And Fujitsu and which will be the first Windows Phone to be launched in Japan and with Mango out of the box. We also talk about the recent announcement of a Nokia/Microsoft event where we all expect to see the fruit of their collaboration in the launch of their first Windows Phone 7. We breeze through the rumors of future HTC, Samsung and LG Windows Phones for September, talk about Anton's step by step tutorial on how to get Mango on your current device ...

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    Back when the original Windows Phone 7 was released, one of the most annoying things about it was the lack of landscape view support especially on devices like the HTC Pro 7, HTC Arrive, and LG Quantum which included a landscape sliding keyboard. Unfortunately landscape support was very inconsistent. What has changed in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango? Well, it turns out, not so much. We've been told that Mango will include enhanced landscape support, but in our unfinished preview device we still saw plenty of unfortunate inconsistencies. Of course, the device we're using does not have a landscape ...

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    Remember that HTC 7 Pro that was floating around a while back, but certainly wasn't released back when all the other Windows Phone 7's came out? We just got one and we're going to unbox it. This is the European GSM version and you can get it from Clove.co.uk. Of course it's only got the European 3G UMTS bands, so if you're in the U.S.A. like me, you're only going to get EDGE speeds. That's okay though, 'cause check out that keyboard and spring-loaded tilting screen! What do you think so far? Stay tuned for more about this great hardware design and what kind of software ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will entertain, find that next place to live, and share photos. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 device just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app. Electric Beams – A free application Electric Beams is a unique puzzle game in which you ...

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    In this episode of the Windows Phone 7 App Roundup we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will help you check up on the weather forecast, stay in touch with the current events, and be entertained with a few game titles. To download these apps directly to your WP7 device, just click on the title of the application and the Zune software will automatically launch to the app in Marketplace. If you have the free Microsoft Tag app installed on your WP7 device just snap a picture of the Tag image and the mobile Marketplace will navigate to that app. AP Mobile – A free ...

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    You may have heard of Microsoft's "Three Screens and the Cloud" mantra for describing software and services that works on your television, personal computer, and mobile phone; all of which have different screens and different uses. The idea is that the three screens should work better together. Well, we've already started seeing some of this come to fruition with Windows Phone 7. The Zune desktop software will actually remember where you stopped watching a video, or podcast and sync that time code with a Windows Phone 7 that also has that video or podcast in it's storage memory. In other ...

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    Many consider Windows Phone 7 to be the successor of Windows Mobile 6.5. While that may be true from a product cycle standpoint, the operating systems are totally different in every way (heck, you can't sync Windows Phone 7 directly with Outlook!). In this video we show you just how different the platforms are, not only visually, but fundamentally. In a lot of ways, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 are complete opposites (by design): Windows Mobile is extremely customizable, but sometimes unstable (requiring the user to soft reset a few too many times per week), while Windows Phone 7 is ...

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    In this video, we compare the interface of Windows Phone 7 with that of the iPhone. Previously we showed you a web browser and email comparison between iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7. This is a closer look at how the iPhone differs from Windows Phone 7. As mentioned in the video, the home screen layouts are completely different. While the iPhone is a very application-centric operating system, which reflects on the home screen, Windows Phone 7 attempt to be more action-centric by providing a wide array of dynamic tiles for your home screen, many of which can show live data. We also ...

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    In Windows Phone 7, the on-screen keyboard experience is super important because out of the gate, Microsoft isn't allowing developers to change the keyboard (Swype, anyone?). So hopefully the keyboard is good enough, because you're stuck with it unless you get a Windows Phone 7 phone with a hardware keyboard. Fortunately, the on-screen typing experience is quite good. The keys are rectangular-shaped, and when pressed, give off a gentle "knock" sound that many will find satisfying. There are a variety of autocomplete options you can choose from in Settings, but out of the box, the default ...

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    Windows Phone 7 will use Zune software to synchronize with your PC. You can use Zune to transfer photos, music, videos, and podcasts. In this video, we show you unreleased version 4.7 of the Zune software that works with Windows Phone. Note that the hardware and software shown in the video are not final. The Zune software treats the Windows Phone 7 device just like a Zune, so you can even wirelessy sync your device, or do it manually by dragging and dropping content from your library to the picture of your WP7 device in the bottom left corner. You also use Zune to update your phone's ...

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    Here's a look at the Bing Maps application on Windows Phone 7, shown on non-final WP7 hardware and software. Like other mapping applications, Bing maps on Windows Phone 7 lets you search for specific places, get directions, find your location, and even get reviews. One cool discovery is that you can actually pin a location to your Start screen, adding to the list of other pinnable items like apps, contacts, web pages, and other live tiles. Overall, the mapping interface is smooth and responsive and it helps you find your way quite capably.

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    A smartphone is only as good as its ability to make calls. In this video, we show Windows Phone 7 acting as a phone in a variety of ways: making calls, receiving calls, and multitasking while on a call. Remember that the hardware and software shown in this video is not final. To make a call, you have a few options. You can pin your favorite contacts to your Start screen for easy access, which is probably the best option for people that you call often. Another way to call someone is to simply use the dial pad, although in this build of Windows Phone 7, the quick-dial feature doesn't work ...

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    In this video we take a look at the text messaging experience in Windows Phone 7. Keep in mind that the device shown is running on non-final Windows Phone 7 hardware and software. The SMS experience in Windows Phone 7 is much like the rest of the operating system: it's smooth, simple, and fast. The live tile on the Start screen will act as a counter for your text messages, and the smiley face will change from a frown (no text messages received in a while) to a wink (new text message received) to a smiley face (no new messages), which is pretty neat. Beyond that, SMS is basic. You get a ...

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    Windows Phone 7 has some pretty unique features for the digital photography enthusiasts among us, and in this video, we run through them. Keep in mind that the hardware and software shown in this video is not final. First, we talk about a feature that will turn on the camera even if the phone is turned off and locked. This allows you to quickly take photos without having to dig through the phone and find the camera app. The proximity sensor will keep the camera from launching accidentally if the phone is in your pocket. Second, we dive into the Pictures hub, which pulls pictures from your ...

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    In this video we compare the startup time of Windows Phone 7 with Windows Mobile, iPhone, and Android. As a reminder, we're testing on non-final Windows Phone 7 hardware and software. Remarkably, Windows Phone 7 starts up in almost half the time of all of the other smartphone operating systems. Since most people leave their phones turned on all the time, startup time is not that big of a deal, but when the time is under 30 seconds (as is the case with Windows Phone 7, this build at least), it's worth mentioning. If you want more Windows Phone 7 coverage, here's what we've gone through so ...

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    In this video we compare the email client of Windows Phone 7 with that of iPhone and Android 2.2. Please keep in mind that the WP7 device shown here (which is an LG Panther) does not represent final Windows Phone 7 hardware or software. Email is a critical function of any smartphone operating system, and fortunately, it seems that Microsoft has a good handle on the situation for Windows Phone 7. The email client is fast and productive, although it's lacking in some key features like HTML support, unified inbox, and advanced display settings (it's possible these features could be included ...

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    Following up on our earlier browser comparison of Windows Phone 7 (with Android and iPhone), plus some thoughts about the overall experience, we present a look at the Start Screen, Settings, and Camera in Windows Phone 7. Please remember that this is not final hardware or software, so what you see in this video could be different than what you experience when Windows Phone 7 goes gold this fall. The promise behind the Start screen is quite exciting: to be able to have a variety of tiles, some that are just static links to apps/hubs/contacts/websites and some that are live and updating ...

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