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Windows Phone 7

AT&T Windows Phone 7 handsets now just 1¢ from Amazon

January 7th, 2011

In keeping with its custom of issuing competitively priced promotions — and to help celebrate the launch of the new Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 devices — AmazonWireless has dropped the prices on three great smartphones from AT&T. The Samsung Focus, LG Quantum and HTC Surround are now each just 1¢ on contract …

HTC Trophy may soon bring Windows Phone 7 to Verizon Wireless

January 6th, 2011

It wasn’t included among the stockpile of devices Verizon Wireless announced Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but Verizon may have another exciting new device in store. As we now know, Microsoft will soon release a software update for its Windows Phone 7 platform that will bring CDMA compatibility to the platform. …

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 update page indicates a January release

January 6th, 2011

During last night’s keynote, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was pretty tight-lipped about an exact release date for the company’s first major Windows Phone 7 update; all that was said was, “in the next few months.” But a quick glance at the URL Microsoft is using to tell consumers about the benefits of said update points …

Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 now available

January 6th, 2011

It took quite a while, but Amazon’s Kindle application is finally available for the Windows Phone 7 platform as of Tuesday evening. The app offers exactly what you think it might — the ability to purchase and read over 750,000 eBooks in Amazon’s library, free access to preview the first chapter of each, Amazon’s Whispersync …

New Windows Phone 7 update details emerge

January 4th, 2011

Web-famous Windows watcher Paul Thurrott has come forward with new details surrounding a pair of upcoming updates for Microsoft’s mobile platform. Some details jibe with earlier reports, while others are definitely news to us. According to Thurrott, two major updates are due this year. The first, dubbed “NoDo” (possibly short for “No Donuts” — mocking …

SurfCube Browser brings 3D browsing to Windows Phone 7 [video]

December 30th, 2010

SurfCube Browser by Kinabalu Innovation Limited is a brand new 3D browser for Windows Phone 7 devices. To be clear, the interface of this great Web browser features a 3D cube effect. The browsing itself, however, is still done in a standard 2D interface. SurfCube sports a nifty UI that positions various browser functions on …

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace DRM cracked

December 29th, 2010

The digital rights management (DRM) security used by Microsoft to protect apps in its Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has been cracked, enthusiast blog WPCentral reports. Though the technology needed to do so is not yet in the hands of the general public, the DRM protecting paid applications can now easily be stripped off of apps. …

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace set to reach 5,000-app milestone

December 28th, 2010

Microsoft is set to reach another mobile milestone Tuesday as its Windows Phone 7 Marketplace passes the 5,000-app mark. The Marketplace reached 4,000 apps just 12 days ago, and it took 20 days to jump from 3,000 to 4,000. At its current pace, the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace could overtake Palm’s webOS App Catalog as soon …