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Anyone fancy the deal to build 300 apps for Nokia?

I’m sure there’s a lot of executives reading who wouldn’t mind the contract to build 300 apps for Nokia. Alas the opportunity has been snapped up by Canadian firm, Polar Mobile. Congratulations chaps. The focus for Polar is obviously Windows Phone — and this news demonstrates Nokia isn’t hanging around. Microsoft has already made good […]

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Devices

“First look” at Nokia’s N9-style Windows Phone – exciting!

The video below apparently came from the Far East. It purports to show a Nokia N9-styled device operating Windows Phone 7. Matt over at The Next Web describes the phone as having ‘a near identical design to the Meego-powered Nokia N9’. Now then, here’s what you need to do. Definitely watch the video. Keep the […]

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Opinion

361 Degrees podcast – Episode 6: Windows Phone, Mango & Odd Juice

Listen!   Ben and Rafe head to the Millbank Tower in London for the official UK unveiling of Mango, Microsoft’s latest (and most major) update to the Windows Phone 7 platform (Wireless Worker coverage, All About Symbian coverage) where we also interview Oded Ran, Head of Consumer Marketing, Windows Phone, UK. I joined the chaps afterwards as we discuss: The ‘500’ […]

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Nokia & Microsoft make it official — full release

Here’s the full release from today’s announcement from Nokia regarding their definitive agreement with Microsoft: Espoo, Finland and Redmond, US – Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement on a partnership that will result in a new global mobile ecosystem, utilizing the very complementary assets of both […]

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Applications Devices Operators

Keep an eye on Microsoft — Windows Phone is iterating fast

Jay Greene over at CNET posted a useful overview of Microsoft’s latest activities with Windows Phone. Microsoft offered today its most detailed look yet into the next version of Windows Phone, code-named Mango, at the companys annual show for Web and phone developers. via Microsoft gives details on next Windows Phone OS | Microsoft – […]

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Devices

Windows Phone team co-operating with jailbreakers

I think this can only be good news for the Windows Phone platform. I particularly like the T-Shirt (photo via the link below). Writing on their blog yesterday, Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, and Long Zheng have revealed what they can (outside of the NDA they voluntarily signed) about the 2 days of meetings, and are […]

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Windows Phone 7 Skype issue, and the way around it

Reviewing the Samsung Omnia 7 recently I was surprised to come across several shortcomings, one of which is the Skype support. In short Skype is NOT supported on WP7 and there are no known plans for future developments in that direction. The long story short – don’t try to find it, it doesn’t exist! First […]

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Oh dear… Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is labelled a ‘disaster’

What is up with Microsoft at the moment? Recently a good colleague of mine — who used to work there — pointed out that Microsoft will simply drop a billion each time to try and get their mobile strategy correct. If initial reports of the Windows Phone 7 system are to be believed, it looks […]