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Windows Phone Summit Summarized

by Rod on June 21, 2012 · 1 comment

by Rod on June 21, 2012 · 1 comment

Windows Phone Start Screen

Microsoft announced a variety of information about the future of Windows Phone. While the initial thought was all about Windows Phone 8 we got treated to changes planned for Windows Phone 7.8. The newly designed start screen merges the best of a tiled interface with a widget or live screen interface. Another great announcement for enthusiasts was the ability to sign up for early updates. Put me on the list now.

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SMRPodcast #120: Hanging with Paul Thurrott

by Rod on June 6, 2012 · 3 comments

by Rod on June 6, 2012 · 3 comments

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Episode #120 of the SMRPodcast, Hanging With Paul Thurrott, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week we are joined by Paul Thurrott from winsupersite.com and we are talking E3 and more. We talk a lot about Microsoft and the new services announced through the Xbox 360. Will this be enough to switch Robb over full time? Paul gives us his opinion on many of the arguments we have had on the show as well as the state of BlackBerry, some of the new Windows PC announced and offers a few tips for our listeners.

Show Details

  • Recorded: June 5th, 2012
  • Published: June 6th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec
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AT&T, Microsoft and Nokia Beautifully Different Campaign

by Rod on April 23, 2012 · 0 comments

by Rod on April 23, 2012 · 0 comments

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A recent trip to one of our local AT&T brick and mortar stores for the iFrogz phone case yielded a very welcome surprise.  Much to our amazement the store was decorated with all sort of Lumia 900 posters and banners.  Even the sales associates all carried Nokia Lumia 900’s, had on the ‘Beautifully Different’ T-shirts and we were told that they are incentivized to take a photo with customers which will win them sales points for prizes.  This  shows just how serious the big three are taking the launch of the Nokia Lumia 90o, which will hopefully turn out more market share for Windows Phone and Nokia hardware.

 

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HTC Titan II Will Join the Nokia Lumia 900 for a April 8th Launch

by Rod on March 26, 2012 · 1 comment

by Rod on March 26, 2012 · 1 comment

HTC Titan II

The HTC Titan II will join the Nokia Lumia 900 for the April 8th Launch date. The Titan II will be $199 with a 2 year agreement which is 2x the price of the Lumia. The Titan II has a 4.7 inch super LCD display and a 16 megapixel rear camera. The Titan II will also have a removable battery if you are concerned with battery life and LTC.

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No New Sprint Windows Phones Until Q3 2012

by Chris on January 11, 2012 · 0 comments

by Chris on January 11, 2012 · 0 comments

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Many Sprint consumers who are Windows Phone Fans have been wondering when they will be releasing a new device and unfortunately, it will not be anytime soon. According to an article on pcmag.comSprint’s VP of product realization David Owens stated that Windows Phone was not doing well on Sprint.

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ChevronWP7 Labs Adding More Unlock Tokens For Windows Phone 7

by Chris on December 15, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on December 15, 2011 · 0 comments

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After temporarily deactivating the sale of unlock tokens ChevronWP7 is set to begin unlocking more Windows Phones. A few weeks ago, ChvronWP7 labs began developer unlocking Windows Phone devices for the enthusiast developer at a cost of just $9 USD. Developer unlocking your device allows you to side load applications that you are someone else have developed.

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Windows Phone 7 Emoticon Tips

by Kevin on December 14, 2011 · 0 comments

by Kevin on December 14, 2011 · 0 comments

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Emoticons are an quick and fun way to express yourself in text messages.  As we are now finding out via Microsoft’s Windows Phone team memeber Michael Stroh, there are tons of cool emoticons in Windows Phone 7.5.  On the last two Windows Phone Blog Tip Tuesdays, Michael Stroh has posted key combinations of the vast array of emoticons available in two parts.  Michael warns that due to a lack of global standards, some character combos might bring up different images if sent to none Windows Phone or Windows Live Messenger users.  Qudos to Michael Stroh for sharing some serious Windows Phone fun.  So give the Windows Phone emoticons a try and let us know what you think. [click to continue…]

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How To Activate The Xbox Companion App On The Xbox 360

by Chris on December 7, 2011 · 2 comments

by Chris on December 7, 2011 · 2 comments

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If you were excited and skipped past the Welcome Screen on the new Xbox Companion app, then you may have missed the instructions to activate it on your Xbox 360. If you did, do not worry here is how to activate the Companion app on your Xbox 360 Console.

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Xbox Companion App Available For Download

by Chris on December 7, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on December 7, 2011 · 0 comments

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The new Xbox Companion app essentially allows you to control your Xbox 360 from your Windows Phone 7 device. With the app, you will be able to look at friend activity, achievements, search for TV shows and movies and more.

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Samsung Focus On USA TV Show Psych

by Chris on December 6, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on December 6, 2011 · 0 comments

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I watched one of my favorite shows Psych, the other day, and am sure I spotted the Samsung Focus. With Windows Phone 7 turning a year old, it is now time for Microsoft to start ratcheting up the marketing for the platform. So far, Microsoft has turned up the heat a little but Nokia is really putting in work. Therefore, any time I see Windows Phone 7 device on TV, other than a commercial, is fantastic. Take a look at these shots of the star of Psych, James Roday, holding what I am sure is the Samsung focus.

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