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.
Case-Mate recently announced new cases for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
SBSH has now released a version of it's award winning ewallet program for webOS. Now you can sync your account, and password information seamlessly from your webOS device and your PC or Mac.
Wow, another powerhouse Android phone building on the success of the Incredible is available on Verizon ($199 with contract). The part deux version now sporting an 8mpxl camera, and 4" Super LCD display! Read on for full press kit details...
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.
Reports last week made it clear that Microsoft is seriously in the game and that the future will likely be a troika of Android, Windows Phone, and iOS, with Windows Phone passing the iPhone by 2015. This week Iâ€™ll point you to these reports, alert you to Microsoftâ€™s warning regarding the â€œhomebrew update,â€ and also to problems with an HTC update.
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Quite a lot of Windows Phone 7 users now have the copy & paste update, but the rollout is still plodding along, and some people are still having problems. This week weâ€™ll look at the latest news on that as well as demo videos of the copy-and-paste function and the speed boost. Weâ€™ll also note rumors of an April 15 launch for the Verizon HTC Trophy, and some new software releases.
The SPB guys have added 3D panels, widgets and many more features to the popular user display replacement now called SPB Shell 3D. The latest version is currently only available for Android phone types, but will hopefully include other OS types soon. Read on for more information from the press kit...
One of the biggest complaints about Windows Mobile was the lack of timely updates, and the first update for Windows Phone isnâ€™t encouraging. This week weâ€™ll cover the latest news on that, look briefly at the upcoming AT&T HD7S, and note some more reviews of the Sprint Arrive.
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...
Sprintâ€™s HTC Arrive went on sale Sunday, and quite a few reviews have already appeared. In addition to pointing you to the reviews, this week weâ€™ll note Wireflyâ€™s $49.99 price for this device and touch on a range of useful apps for Windows Phone 7.
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.