As we celebrate the official release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 today, we must not forget that it has been a monster week for Redmond in more ways than one.  Adding to the fact that the curtain has finally been lifted on Surface, Xbox fans (and Windows Phone users) will find a...
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    There has definitely been a lull in WP7 releases of late, undoubtedly due to developers holding off till they can ship Mango compatible versions. We’re likely to see a flood of updated and new apps hit the marketplace soon, until then I thought its worth highlighting which mainstream apps...
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    Well its about time! It seems the technical issues are finally sorted. The Samsung Omnia 7 is finally getting the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update. It’s been a long hard road for Omnia7 owners, having to watch every other WP7 device get copy and paste before them. Initially the...
  • Nokia refreshes Symbian before ditching it for WP7

    Today Nokia announced two brand new flagship phones, the Nokia E6 for business and Nokia X7 for entertainment, read: consumers. Also included in today’s announcement is a refresh to the OS – Symbian Anna. I have a number of issues with Nokia’s announcement, the first being the continued failure...
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    While Microsoft may have 11,500 apps, one of the stark differences WP7 and iOS is the ability to find apps for the common experiences we expect. Competition in this space is very limited, so its great to see TV buffs finally get a great TV Guide app for WP7...
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