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Windows Phone 7 update could be imminent

January 28th, 2011

Microsoft on Thursday published a new knowledge base article to its support site that suggests the first update to the Windows Phone 7 operating system may soon be released. The article details troubleshooting information in the event a software update does not install properly. The highly anticipated first software update for Windows Phone 7 is …

Microsoft partners sold 2 million Windows Phone 7 devices last quarter

January 26th, 2011

Microsoft confirmed to Bloomberg that its partners sold over 2 million Windows Phone 7 devices to carriers and retail partners last quarter. The company also claimed that according to its findings, 93% of Windows Phone 7 customers are satisfied with the operating system and brand awareness has increased by half to 66%. “Sales are an …

Deutsche Telekom says Windows Phone 7 sales are ‘excellent’

January 21st, 2011

An LG exec was recently heard voicing concerns surrounding the Windows Phone 7 platform, basically saying that the new OS has potential but sales aren’t meeting expectations. He also reportedly said that savvy smartphone users might find the platform “boring.” Lucky for Microsoft, Europe’s largest cellular carrier doesn’t appear to share LG’s opinion. Deutsche Telekom, …

HTC: First-quarter revenue and shipments to double in 2011

January 21st, 2011

In a presentation to investors on Friday, HTC revealed first-quarter projections that left attendees wide-eyed and smiling. In short, the Taiwan-based cell phone maker sees revenue and shipments both doubling as it continues to make waves in the smartphone market. “We continue to see strong demand from existing products and expect recently launched 4G products …

Apple may intro Windows Phone 7-like photo streaming service

January 21st, 2011

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, and considering that we see a new patent infringement suit pop up almost every day it seems, mobile industry players flatter each other constantly. In this latest round of adulation, it looks like Apple may be prepping a “Photo Stream” service that sounds a great deal …

Windows Phone 7 data hog bug identified by Microsoft; fix in the works

January 19th, 2011

Last week, BGR reported on a bug within the Windows Phone 7 operating system that resulted in superfluous data being uploaded over 3G networks. The bug was causing some Windows Phone owners to quickly reach or surpass their monthly data allotments. According to a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson, the company believes it has identified …

Microsoft investigates superfluous data transmissions in Windows Phone 7

January 10th, 2011

Following several reports of Windows Phone 7 devices sporadically transmitting “huge chunks” of seemingly superfluous data via 3G, Microsoft told the BBC that it is investigating the matter. The reports originated on a Windows enthusiast site where a reader claimed her phone was sending a large amount of data unbeknownst to her. She discovered the issue when …

Hands-on with Sling Media’s iPad and Windows Phone 7 apps [Video]

January 8th, 2011

Fresh off this morning’s Verizon/Sling partnership announcement, Sling took some time to show us its best and brightest. We got a chance to see the Windows Phone 7 version of its Sling Player app in action, and were definitely impressed with the quality of the streaming video. Sling mentioned that the WP7 version of its …