Windows Phone 7 archive

  • Angry Birds Windows Phone 7 and 3D confirmed
    Gaming

    Angry Birds Windows Phone 7 and 3D confirmed

    By 16 February 2011

    In an exclusive chat with Pocket-lint, Rovio Mobile has revealed its plans to bring Angry Birds to Windows Phone 7. In addition, the developer has confirmed that it's working on a 3D version of its award-winning game for compatible devices. “We’re...

  • Kinect to get Windows Phone 7 gaming action
    Gaming

    Kinect to get Windows Phone 7 gaming action

    By 14 February 2011

    Microsoft has teased the press crowd at its Mobile World Congress press conference with a demo of the Windows Phone 7 operating system working with its motion sensing controller: Microsoft Kinect. In what was billed as a technical preview, attendees were...

  • Windows Phone to get accelerated browsing, Twitter and more
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    Windows Phone to get accelerated browsing, Twitter and more

    By 14 February 2011

    Microsoft has said that the latest Windows Phone 7 update will be here in just a couple of weeks, at the beginning of March, however while that version seems to have been put to bed, the company used its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona...

  • O2 cloud service to back up your Android apps
    Apps

    O2 cloud service to back up your Android apps

    By 14 February 2011

    Telefónica, the company who owns O2, has announced plans for a multi-device, cloud-based, app back up service - which goes by the codename Frigo. Due to land in the spring in seven territories (including here in Blighty) Frigo will work with Android,...

  • Symbian remembered by those who started it
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    Symbian remembered by those who started it

    By 14 February 2011

    If you’re a fan of the Symbian platform – we’ve got some bad news. Nokia has announced on Friday that although the OS is still being supported for the near future, its booking at the euthanasia clinic has been confirmed. “The rate of transition...

  • Mobile World Congress 2011: we’re here
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    Mobile World Congress 2011: we’re here

    By 13 February 2011

    Mobile World Congress 2011 kicks-off tonight with announcements coming from Samsung and Sony Ericsson as they launch their new devices. We’re on the ground in a sunny Barcelona to bring you all the action as it unpacks. If you’ve been following the...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 concept shows colourful future
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 concept shows colourful future

    By 12 February 2011

    It’s early days for the official life of Nokia and Microsoft - the Windows Phone 7 version - but that hasn't stopped a reportedly official concept image finding its way on to the web. No doubt used in internal documents to show what fruits the new...

  • LG sticking with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7
    Phones

    LG sticking with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7

    By 11 February 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint that Nokia bossman Stephen Elop came out all guns blazing with regards to the other Windows Phone 7 manufacturers, stating that the Nokia/Microsoft deal is "not a standard OEM agreement", that Nokia has the power...

  • Nokia: We can change Windows Phone 7 interface
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    Nokia: We can change Windows Phone 7 interface

    By 11 February 2011

    Stephen Elop believes that Nokia’s agreement with Microsoft will allow the manufacturer to better utilise the Windows Phone 7 OS than previously done by rivals, HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell. Talking to select analysts and press in a behind closed doors...

  • Windows Phone 7 to go downmarket
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    Windows Phone 7 to go downmarket

    By 11 February 2011

    Microsoft will open up the strict manufacturer requirements of its Windows Phone 7 platform, Nokia has confirmed on Friday. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told Pocket-lint that there are no confirmed plans for when we will see a Windows Phone 7 smartphone from...

  • Nokia and Microsoft partnership: Industry reaction
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    Nokia and Microsoft partnership: Industry reaction

    By 11 February 2011

    So it's all official. Nokia loves Microsoft and Microsoft loves Nokia back. What a lovely start to a dreary Friday, we're sure you'll agree. But is this really the happy ending in Nokia's smartphone struggles? And is it really the boost that Windows Phone...

  • Nokia: Android has too many players
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    Nokia: Android has too many players

    By 11 February 2011

    Nokia’s CEO has said that the company has chosen Microsoft and it’s Windows Phone 7 platform for its mobile phones because there were too many players in the Android Market. “We had three options,” explained Elop in a questions and answers session...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 - the competition
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 - the competition

    By 11 February 2011

    Nokia and Microsoft have confirmed that they are to form a “broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem”, the two companies have announced on Friday morning. Brilliant,...

  • Nokia and Microsoft - it's a deal
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    Nokia and Microsoft - it's a deal

    By 11 February 2011

    Nokia and Microsoft have confirmed that they are to form a “broad strategic partnership that will use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem”, during an announcement on Friday morning. In a joint statement...

  • Rumour: Nokia to adopt Windows Phone 7 OS
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    Rumour: Nokia to adopt Windows Phone 7 OS

    By 4 February 2011

    Nokia is about to make a major announcement on the 11 February, and although no one is absolutely sure of what will be, according the the New York Times, a Nokia/Microsoft teamup - involving Nokia handsets and Microsoft's Window Phone 7 operating system...

  • Windows Phone 7 data leak: Yahoo responds
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    Windows Phone 7 data leak: Yahoo responds

    By 2 February 2011

    On Tuesday we reported how Microsoft had named Yahoo Mail as the culprit in the phantom data leak saga - but Yahoo has now hit back, giving its side of the story. In a statement that landed in Pocket-lint's inbox Yahoo said: "Yahoo! Mail is widely available...

  • Yahoo to blame for Windows Phone 7 data leak
    Phones

    Yahoo to blame for Windows Phone 7 data leak

    By 1 February 2011

    Microsoft has, after much digging, found the culprit for a data leak within its Windows Phone 7 operating system that was causing some users to have much higher than expected data costs. What app or service was to blame? The finger seems to have fallen...

  • VIDEO: The Windows Phone 7 iPhone
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    VIDEO: The Windows Phone 7 iPhone

    By 31 January 2011

    Look, we know that jailbreakers and developers love to show off - but we can't help but look at this and think: "What's the point?". We mean, if you like the Windows Phone 7 OS that much, then there are plenty of handsets out there running it natively,...

  • Windows Phone 7 update coming 7 February
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    Windows Phone 7 update coming 7 February

    By 31 January 2011

    This one is being widely reported, so we thought we'd better bring you the news just in case - a Windows Phone 7 update is being touted for a 7 February touch down. The date is based on reports from "a number of French sites", according to Winrumours...

  • HTC 7 Pro confirmed for UK, lands in February
    Phones

    HTC 7 Pro confirmed for UK, lands in February

    By 20 January 2011

    First teased in October 2010, HTC has finally confirmed that it is bringing the HTC 7 Pro, its QWERTY keyboard Windows Phone 7 smartphone, to the UK. “With the fresh and exciting mobile experience of the Windows Phone 7 platform, HTC 7 Pro is for users...

  • Microsoft endorses Windows Phone 7 jailbreak attempt
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    Microsoft endorses Windows Phone 7 jailbreak attempt

    By 19 January 2011

    Famed hacker Geohot has turned his attentions to Windows Phone 7, and has started work on a jailbreak for devices that carry the operating system. Of course, there's nothing particularly surprising about that, after all, he's already got a long history...

  • VIDEO: Asus E600 Windows Phone 7 device on show
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    VIDEO: Asus E600 Windows Phone 7 device on show

    By 18 January 2011

    It's a fairly open secret (since a December FCC leak) that Asus is all set to be the fifth manufacturer to join Microsoft's mobile revolution - with the Windows Phone 7 touting Asus E600. But this is the first time we've seen video action of the handset...

  • Microsoft details Copy and Paste Windows Phone 7 updates
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    Microsoft details Copy and Paste Windows Phone 7 updates

    By 18 January 2011

    When did copy and paste become so damn exciting? When big tech companies left it out of its (unfinished) mobile operating systems, that's when. First it was Apple who made a big song and dance about a copy and paste update and now it's Microsoft's turn....

  • Sony Ericsson: We’re sticking with Android for now
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    Sony Ericsson: We’re sticking with Android for now

    By 17 January 2011

    Sony Ericsson has confirmed that it will continue to put its weight behind Google’s Android operating system, although it says that it's still keeping the door open to Microsoft and its Windows Phone 7 mobile phone system. “We are keeping a watching...

  • Microsoft pre-congratulates Golden Globe winners of tomorrow
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    Microsoft pre-congratulates Golden Globe winners of tomorrow

    By 16 January 2011

    Microsoft has used the Golden Globe Award ceremony in the US to premier its new slogan “Be What’s Next”. The slogan, first announced last summer, has finally after months of waiting made it into the real world. Microsoft has shown two adverts pre-congratulating...