Windows Phone 7 archive

  • O2 HTC HD7 gets NoDo Windows Phone 7 update
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    O2 HTC HD7 gets NoDo Windows Phone 7 update

    By 7 April 2011

    If you own a HTC HD7 and are on the O2 in the UK network you’re now going to be able to cut and paste on your Windows Phone 7 smartphone to your hearts content. That’s right O2 customers are the latest to get the controversial NoDo update that brings,...

  • Windows Phone 7 in numbers
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    Windows Phone 7 in numbers

    By 31 March 2011

    A year on from when the Windows Phone 7 developer tools were first made available to the app building community, the Windows Phone Developers Blog has posted some interesting app stats: There has been 1.5 million downloads of the WP7 developer tools (Visual...

  • Windows Phone 7 getting NFC support
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    Windows Phone 7 getting NFC support

    By 30 March 2011

    Google’s doing it, Apple’s rumoured to be doing it, HP are kind of doing it, and now Microsoft looks to be getting in on the game too. Yep, the world has gone NFC crazy in recent months, with the promise that by 2012 (in time for the Olympics) most...

  • Microsoft posts handy Windows Phone 7 NoDo update schedule
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    Microsoft posts handy Windows Phone 7 NoDo update schedule

    By 24 March 2011

    Microsoft has posted a useful chart of when networks will be getting the NoDo Windows Phone 7 update although the official line is, due to the roll-out being delivered in batches, even in the delivery stage: "It might take several weeks before you receive...

  • Windows Phone 7 NoDo update out, but not for all phones
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    Windows Phone 7 NoDo update out, but not for all phones

    By 22 March 2011

    Microsoft has finally got around to pushing out the cut and paste update for its Windows Phone 7 platform on Tuesday. Called NoDo, the update which has always been tipped for the end of March since Microsoft missed it's last self imposed deadline does...

  • HTC HD7 becomes HTC HD7S, gets better screen, heads to AT&T
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    HTC HD7 becomes HTC HD7S, gets better screen, heads to AT&T

    By 21 March 2011

    AT&T has just announced that it will be stocking a variant of the HTC HD7 smartphone, currently available on T-Mobile USA (a company that it is in the process of buying), which it is going to call the HTC HD7S. It effectively means that the HD7S will...

  • Nokia: Developers will have time for Windows Phone 7
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    Nokia: Developers will have time for Windows Phone 7

    By 17 March 2011

    Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, has answered concerns that developers won’t have time to produce applications for the company’s newly-embraced Windows Phone 7 platform as well as Android and iOS 4, saying that's not statistically true. In a talk with...

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    HTC 7 Pro review

    By 16 March 2011

    The HTC 7 Pro is one of the few QWERTY handsets available for Microsoft's shiny new Windows Phone 7 operating system, also appearing as the HTC Arrive variant for those on the US Sprint network. But will this "pro" model be a business workhorse or a consumer...

  • HTC Prime: The next Windows Phone 7 QWERTY device?
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    HTC Prime: The next Windows Phone 7 QWERTY device?

    By 16 March 2011

    Been waiting around to see what HTC brings to the Windows Phone 7 table next? Well, your wait could well be over as Chinese site (XDA) has details of a couple of supposed new devices, including the tasty looking HTC Prime. The Prime is a QWERTY slider...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices delayed until 2012?
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices delayed until 2012?

    By 14 March 2011

    Nokia fans looking forward to seeing some Windows Phone 7 action may have a bit of a wait on their hands. A wait of around a year if reports prove accurate. The news of a delay until 2012 for Nokia WP7 devices comes as a result of an interview with Nokia...

  • Windows Phone 7 passes 10,000 apps
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    Windows Phone 7 passes 10,000 apps

    By 14 March 2011

    Windows Phone 7 fans now have the choice of over 10,000 apps to download from the WP7 Marketplace (10,191, to be precise) - meaning that Microsoft's latest mobile platform reached the 10,000 milestone faster than Android and iOS managed. And whilst it's...

  • Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 update issues, NoDo now late March
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    Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 update issues, NoDo now late March

    By 11 March 2011

    You may have read earlier this week on Pocket-lint how the NoGo update for Windows Phone 7 - the one that will bring copy and paste functionality - has been delayed, yet again, and now Microsoft has admitted that there are issues with the update. Well,...

  • NoGo for NoDo: Windows Phone 7 update delayed...again
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    NoGo for NoDo: Windows Phone 7 update delayed...again

    By 10 March 2011

    Windows Phone 7 users will have to wait a bit longer to enter the crazy hi-tech world of cutting and pasting, after Microsoft announced via its French WP7 blog that the NoDo update will not land until the second half of March. And whilst the confirmation...

  • Sony Ericsson to arrive late to Windows Phone 7 party?
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    Sony Ericsson to arrive late to Windows Phone 7 party?

    By 7 March 2011

    It's fairly common knowledge that with Microsoft and Nokia sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G, other manufacturers of Windows Phone 7 handsets are stroking their chins and wondering whether to continue with the operating system. So, it comes as a surprise...

  • The Windows Phone 7 ad that Microsoft probably wishes it had made
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    The Windows Phone 7 ad that Microsoft probably wishes it had made

    By 3 March 2011

    By day Brandon Foy is a digital artist, but by night he is a Windows Phone 7 fanboy with enough time on his hands to make a rather swish unofficial Windows Phone 7 advert, that’s even got Microsoft men approving. “Loving this unofficial WP7 ad by...

  • Dell Venue Pro finally on sale in Britain
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    Dell Venue Pro finally on sale in Britain

    By 28 February 2011

    Better late than never - the Dell Venue Pro has finally made its way to Blighty, going on sell directly from Dell. Scheduled originally for a November 2010 release, the QWERTY packing Windows Phone 7 device is now available to order online for a hefty...

  • Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, and Plants vs Zombies all confirmed for WP7
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    Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, and Plants vs Zombies all confirmed for WP7

    By 25 February 2011

    Microsoft has confirmed what we already exclusively told you last week: Angry Birds is coming to Windows Phone 7. While the fact that Angry Birds is coming to Windows Phone 7 is old news, the company has “got it’s game on” and announced a series...

  • HTC Arrive Windows Phone 7 phone arrives on Sprint
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    HTC Arrive Windows Phone 7 phone arrives on Sprint

    By 24 February 2011

    The HTC Arrive, basically a re-badged HTC 7 Pro has arrived at Sprint, the US carrier bringing with it Windows Phone 7 to CDMA. The new model from HTC will be virtually identical to the one announced in October and has just recently hit the UK. For those...

  • Windows Phone 7 update failed 1 in 10 phones
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    Windows Phone 7 update failed 1 in 10 phones

    By 24 February 2011

    If you’ve got a “bricked” Microsoft Windows Phone 7 smartphone following Monday’s rollout of a new update, fret not, you aren’t alone. Turns out 1 in 10 people where affected by the update that saw some having to take matters into their own...

  • Microsoft pulls Windows Phone 7 update for Samsung Omnia 7
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    Microsoft pulls Windows Phone 7 update for Samsung Omnia 7

    By 23 February 2011

    Microsoft has pulled the Windows Phone 7 update released at the start of the week for the Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus, after users of the new smartphone found that in some cases the new Windows Phone 7 update was breaking Samsung Omnia 7 phones....

  • Windows Phone 7 update breaking Samsung Omnia 7 phones
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    Windows Phone 7 update breaking Samsung Omnia 7 phones

    By 22 February 2011

    Samsung Omnia 7 users who’ve updated their phones on Monday, following the pre-update to the copy and paste update, have found themselves with nothing more than an expensive paper weight. According to reports online and readers emailing Pocket-lint,...

  • Sprint Windows Phone 7 smartphone landing 24 February
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    Sprint Windows Phone 7 smartphone landing 24 February

    By 21 February 2011

    Sprint, the US carrier, has teased its Twitter followers with the news that it will be launching a Windows Phone 7 smartphone on 24 February - that's this week if you hadn't worked that out. "If you could design a brand new phone, what would it have?...

  • Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted
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    Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted

    By 21 February 2011

    Microsoft has announced that the first update fot its Windows Phone 7 operating system is now available for download. However, before you get too hot under the collar, this isn't the much anticipated update which will bring copy and paste functionality...

  • Acer Windows Phone 7 devices coming Autumn 2011
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    Acer Windows Phone 7 devices coming Autumn 2011

    By 17 February 2011

    An Acer spokesperson has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Acer will be joining the Windows Phone 7 party this autumn, with a September or October 2011 launch planned. At the tail end of last year Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci stated that although the company...

  • Windows Phone 7 Connector drops beta tag, lands in Mac App Store
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    Windows Phone 7 Connector drops beta tag, lands in Mac App Store

    By 16 February 2011

    The Windows Phone 7 Connector app has gone live in the Mac App Store, shaking off its beta shackles and offering you the chance to get your Microsoft devices playing nicely with your Mac. Windows Phone 7 Connector will (if you want it to) automatically...