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All posts tagged "windows phone 7"


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ilium Software Offering eWallet GO! for 99 Cents/Free

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 03:03 PM

http://www.iliumsoft.com/ewalletgo

"Do you have too much info to remember? Do you wish you could take all your passwords, credit cards, account information and logins with you - so they're handy when you want them? But keep them safe - so you don't have to worry about intruders finding them? You need eWallet GO!TM If you want secure, easy, mobile storage for all your info, just grab eWallet GO! and take your passwords with you everywhere you GO!"

Well now...here's a good deal! Effective now and running until the 21st of this month, you can get eWallet GO! for a mere 99 cents on Windows Phone 7, Android, and iPhone/iPod Touch devices. On Windows and Mac versions, the software is free. Sweet! Jump here to find the version you need. The OS X version is in the Mac App store, and the Windows version requires registration for the free download. On iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7, you'll find it in their respective app stores.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Win an LG Quantum Windows Phone 7

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 10:00 AM

Just a quick reminder that we're running a free phone give-away: there's an unlocked LG Quantum up for grabs. It's fast and easy to enter; all you need is a YouTube account. Check out this post for more details.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Developers Losing Interest In Developing for Android

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:30 PM

http://macdailynews.com/2011/04/26/...ablet-concerns/

"Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 2,760 Appcelerator Titanium developers from April 11-13 on perceptions surrounding mobile OS priorities, feature priorities, and mobile development plans in 2011. The survey reveals that developer momentum is shifting back toward Apple as fragmentation and tepid interest in current Android tablets chip away at Google's recent momentum gains."

More interesting statistics, guaranteed to generate at least some some controversy. According to these sources, interest (for Android) is waning in developing cross-platform applications, at least in what may be considered more generic apps. Disappointing and fragmented Android sales have no doubt impacted development for smaller companies that don't have resources to commit to multiple platforms. iOS interest is still high, followed by Android, then, surprisingly, Windows Phone 7. As with all statistics, I'd expect these numbers to fluctuate, and maybe even match up to tablet sales. Competition for the number three position may be the most spirited, with MS, RIM, HP and others lagging far behind Apple and Android, but with possibly compelling products on the horizon.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

MobileSync Pro - Sync, Share, Backup, and Protect

Posted by Danny Simmons in "Windows Phone Software" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.mobilesyncpro.com/

"Retina-X Studios, LLC announced today the release of MobileSync Pro, a cross-platform mobile phone freeware for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows smartphones. MobileSync Pro is the most versatile and feature-rich mobile software utility yet to come out from Retina-X Studios, which has bundled a 4-in-1 solution by incorporating backup, theft-protection and file sharing solutions, besides its key function as an all-purpose sync solution."

Most mobile phones have built-in synchronization for your contacts, email, calendar, etc. But what happens if you want to change platforms. How do you move your data if you want to ditch your iPhone to try out Windows Phone 7? Or move from BalckBerry to Android? In most cases this would not be an easy process. MobileSync Pro is a free application that can do this for you. It also adds the capability of sharing your data with others. They offer 200 MB of free storage. They are also currently working to offer support for Windows Phone 7 and other platforms that should be finalized in the coming weeks. Curious? Check them out here.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

T-Mobile Giveaway!

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 06:30 PM

http://press.t-mobile.com/articles/...-4G-Smartphones

"T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a Valentine's offer to fall in love with. On Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12, all T-Mobile phones, even the fastest 4G smartphones running on America's largest 4G network, will be offered for free at T-Mobile retail stores with qualifying plan on two-year contract."

Oh me, oh my! It's hard to see a downside to this deal, since you'd have to sign a contract to get a carrier based phone anyway. If this comes off, the only thing I think might turn people off is network congestion from the potntial flood of new users, much like what happened to AT&T when the iPhone first came out. What with Verizon getting the iPhone 4, this is a great riposte from T-Mobile - though I can't imagine how the shareholders might feel about such a hefty potential layout. But that hardly matters to consumers, right? Let us know if you're planning on grabbing one - and how big or small the crowds are.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Last.fm Business Model Change Means Some Users Will Now Pay

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive...obile-streaming

"Personalised radio service Last.fm is trying to stuff the proverbial genie back into the bottle, by charging for mobile access that was previously free."

Wired in the UK has a posting today about a change in the business model for Last.fm. In short, the radio service built into Last.fm mobile apps and on home entertainment devices will become an ad-free, subscriber-only feature. Wired reports that the changes vary from platform to platform.

"The website streaming option will remain free in the UK, US and Germany, as will streaming through the desktop application, but all other uses -- including the likes of Sonos and Squeezebox -- will require a premium account, with just two exceptions. US and UK users of Xbox Live and Windows Mobile 7 phone will remain free. See the Q&A below for some more details on that."

It is certainly a tricky marketing maneuver to placate users that will have to move from a previously free model to a paid one, and Wired's interview with Matthew Hawn sheds some light on the reasoning behind the move. Interestingly, Windows Phone 7 users benefit from a Microsoft subsidy. So, if you are a current user that faces a new fee, you will have a decision to make. Is it worth paying money for?


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Facebook Phone Coming Soon?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Competition" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.cityam.com/news-and-anal...st-mobile-phone

"HTC will unveil two new Facebook branded mobile phones next month, City A.M. has learned. The Taiwanese manufacturer will launch an official tie-up with Mark Zuckerberg's $50bn (£31.6bn) social network at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The high-end smartphones will be the first to bear the Facebook branding and colours."

Rumoured to be running a version of Android, my first thought was "Well, if this thing is going to be the official Facebook phone, then what does that mean for Windows Phone 7, which has the deepest integration of Facebook to date?". If this phone is pitched as a phone that isn't overly geeky, and more importantly has a cheaper data plan than a full-blown uber-Android phone, I believe there's a large number of people who are currently in the feature phone segment that would trade up to this phone. One things for sure: if there really is an official Facebook Phone, the other phone makers are going to have to work harder on their depth of their feature integration.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dual-Boot Windows Phone and Android on the HD2

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2177...tml?tk=rss_main

For many, the HTC HD2 represents the pinnacle of Windows Mobile devices. The amazing hardware (for its time) has allowed hackers to boot Android, Linux, and now Windows Phone 7. The developers haven't stopped there, and have most recently discovered a way to partition an SD card in such a way as to dual-boot both Android and Windows Phone 7. Hit the link for a video tutorial on the process of setting up the environment. As always, do so at your own risk.


Friday, December 31, 2010

What The Geeky Got for Gifts

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 05:30 PM

http://mashable.com/2010/12/31/ipad...-mashable-poll/

"If you got an iPad as a gift during the holidays, you certainly weren't alone. In a recent poll of holiday gift recipients, iPads accounted for a full 22.7% of all gadget or hardware gifts, making iPads the single largest category in our gift poll, outstripping the nearest runner-up by nearly 14% of votes. That runner-up was Amazon's Kindle - not surprising considering that the Kindle is the best-selling product in Amazon's history."

It's a relatively small sampling size - less than 2400 votes, and only from people who read Mashable - but among the geek-set, there are a couple of stand-out points: the iPad was the #1 gift, more people got Macs (60%) than Windows machines (40%), Android phones let the way in the smartphone category with a hefty 50.3% figure (iPhones were 30%), but Windows Phone 7 devices at 10.3% just eeked out Blackberry devices (9.4%). Not bad for a brand new platform that most people still haven't heard about! Lastly, the Xbox/Kinect one-two punch clobbered the PS3 with a 54.3% figure versus only 11.9% for the PS3. The Kinect really is driving the Xbox 360 to new heights of popularity!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Samsung To Focus On Windows Phone 7 Over Android in 2011

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android News" @ 05:00 AM

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest...117-247679.html

"Next year, Samsung will introduce 15 to 20 new smart-phone models using Android, Windows, and Brada operating systems. For every 50 smart phones using Windows, it will make 24 using Android and five using Brada."

While Samsung has put together a pretty impressive lineup of Android devices, it's Windows Phone 7 that they appear to be targeting in 2011, with approximately 50% more WP7 devices than Android coming out in 2011. So is it that they see WP7 as a superior platform, or just one they want to be as heavily invested in as they are already with Android?


Friday, November 12, 2010

Leckness Launches Super Smartphone Showdown: MyTouch 4G or HD7!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Talk" @ 04:30 AM

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2010/1...ts-my-sim-card/

"Without a doubt, the myTouch 4G would be my choice if I actually had to choose between the two. I don't have to choose though. I intend to use them both. I want to watch how Windows Phone 7 progresses and need to have a Windows Phone 7 device to be able to follow along with the progress. I am going to retire my Zune 120 and use the HD7 as my Zune...I am going to use the myTouch 4G as my daily driver."

Chris Leckness over at Gotta Be Mobile has an interesting piece up discussing the battle for his SIM card - pitting two of the hottest phones out right now against each other. In the end he finds a nice compromise in this very comprehensive piece discussing both phones. Check it out and see what you'd want.

As for me... Well, I'm thinking maybe a T-Mobile G2 and a MyTouch 4G might have to join my HTC HD7 just so I can fully compare all 3 of them!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Should Your Next Mobile OS Cost You Money?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/...pdate-cost-you/

"All too often, the question isn't whether a particular device is great, it's whether the manufacturer and carrier have committed to upgrading it -- quite often to a version of its operating system that hasn't officially been announced. It's a recipe for confusion and paralysis among consumers that really don't have a great reason to be putting off their purchases -- they just want a reasonable assurance that their new phones aren't going to be regarded as "obsolete" in six or nine months. And why shouldn't they?"

A really thought-provoking piece from Engadget's Chris Ziegler - he proposes that, since smartphone hardware has largely plateaued in terms of baseline features, it's time to for software to take on a larger role in the ecosystem. Part of that is for companies to charge for new versions of an operating system. Myself, I'd have no problem at all with this - assuming, and that's the key word here, that operating system updates were delivered in a reliable manner that would work a variety of hardware...and would be unencumbered by mobile operator bloatware. We pay for new operating systems on our desktops and laptops, so why not on our phones? Vote in the poll that Engadget has set up - and sound off here on why you would, or would not, be willing to pay for a new OS for your phone.


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