Hands-on Telstra One app for WP7 (updated w/interview)

This afternoon I sat down with David Powell from Telstra and Tony Wilkinson from Microsoft to discuss the Telstra One app announced in yesterday’s Tech.Ed 2010 keynote. We covered...

Telstra One WP7

This afternoon I sat down with David Powell from Telstra and Tony Wilkinson from Microsoft to discuss the Telstra One app announced in yesterday’s Tech.Ed 2010 keynote. We covered a number of topics including how the app got developed, what’s included in version 1.0 and what in store for future releases. Check out my full interview with Dave and Tony.

The Telstra One app for Windows Phone 7 includes News, Sport and Weather information. It works pretty much as expected, adhering to WP7’s design guidelines making it feel like a native app. Currently there’s no sharing of content to social networks or the ability to re-arrange tiles inside the app, but both features are on the roadmap for future builds.

All the content that is delivered via the app is unmetered for Telstra customers and when future version add the ability to live stream Bigpond content like the V8 supercars, it will also be unmetered.

Overall the app looks good, does what it says it does – sports, news, weather, Telstra says that WP7 phones sold from Telstra stores will come with the App pre-installed and the App Tile on the front page. This can be removed if the user chooses to do so.

Check out the Telstra One WP7 app in action below.

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