Programmers' / Webmasters' Corner: Real-life problems of the Windows Phone 7 browser and fixing them
- Bada using even last year's version 1.x+; see THIS
- and even the, otherwise, scripting-wise (see e.g. THIS) hugely restricted Opera Mini
Reviews of the AT&T HD7S are appearing, and PocketNow reports that there are some differences between it and the similar model from T-Mobile. This week we'll note new information about the Music & Video hub in the forthcoming Windows Phone 7.1, as well as some special offers from Amazon on Windows Phones.
Last week Microsoft held a major press conference in New York City during which they previewed the next version of their Windows Phone software. They are calling it version 7.1, contrary to the earlier rumor that it would be labeled Windows Phone 7.5. This week I'll point you to the press conference video and other videos, as well as news and information about the 500 new features it will offer.
Press Conference Introduces Windows Phone 7.1
After much anticipation, the Verizon Trophy and HTC HD7S are finally going to be released, with online orders of the Verizon device beginning May 26. This week I'll also note other phone-related news, such as Sprint's HTC Arrive selling for a penny, as well as movies available from Paramount that come as apps.
Verizon Trophy, HTC HD7S
Many details of the forthcoming Windows Phone 7.5 came to light this past week, with an official preview apparently slated for May 24. This week we'll outline these new features, which include voice dictation, turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance, Bing Audio, Bing Video, Bing Image Search, Windows Live Messenger, Facebook Chat, and more.
Microsoft hasn't ever said how many Windows Phones have been sold, other than saying how many had been shipped to carriers and retailers. Now some estimates are appearing, and the numbers aren't that good. Still, AT&T reports being satisfied with sales. This week we'll also note the appearance online of photos of the Verizon HTC Trophy, which could be available this week.
We've weathered a lot of false rumors regarding the arrival of a Windows Phone Verizon, but now it looks like it's really going to happen. Soon. This week I'll also point you to some handy Windows Phone 7 tips from the developers themselves. And we'll look at the latest steps Nokia has taken in pursuit of their Windows Phone offerings.
Microsoft finally began rolling out the latest update for AT&T Windows Phones last week that included new and undocumented features. It also reduced the upload speeds on the Samsung focus, with various blogs posting a fix. And this week I'll again point you to PocketNow's latest app roundup.
At a conference for developers last week, Microsoft began revealing details of the major update to Windows Phone 7 code-named Mango, which is expected later this year. This week we'll look at some of these details, as well as the news that Skype is coming to Windows Phone.
HTC keeps pouring on the innovation with new Android and Windows WP7 phones at CTIA this year. First up is the HD7S... a powerhouse of features packed into a 4.3" screen should satisfy any mobile power user. The new devices include a tablet and the pumped-up EVO 3D. Read on for full press info or go here...
I really enjoyed reviewing the HTC HD7 (see wrap-up post here), but the one thing that would have made the phone even better was a slide-out keyboard.
New products for HTC ThunderBolt just released! If you take care of your mobile investments as much as I do, then you know you have to have a good accesory vendor in the back pocket. Seidio has just about every popular device out there covered. Check out the site here, or read on for more press info...
The blogs are reporting that Verizonâ€™s Windows Phone will launch March 24, and reviews of Sprintâ€™s HTC Arrive, which will launch March 20, are starting to appear. Also, Microsoft says the anticipated software update is coming later this month. This week weâ€™ll also note a milestone of 10,000 apps, as well as point to news reports that Microsoft is paying Nokia $1 billion as part of their recent partnership.
Well, this is the wrap up post on my HTC HD7 review, and I'm kinda bummed to have to send this phone back, as I really like it (see unbox here, and follow-up post
Having the HD7 for a few days now, I can say that finally having used Windows Phone up close and personal, the new OS is a winner.
For a limited time, you can get a free Windows Phone when you buy one at participating T-Mobile dealers. The fine print indicates that the deal is only valid on certain models (HTC HD7 is one, shown above) and requires you to sign up for a Family plan including a 2 year contract. Full details here...