Windows Phone 7 archive

  • LG Quantum not coming to the UK
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    LG Quantum not coming to the UK

    By 14 January 2011

    We’ve got some bad news if you’ve been holding out for LG’s Quantum (also know as the LG Optimus 7Q) as it’s known in the UK; it’s not coming. LG’s James Choi, marketing strategy and planning team director for LG Electronics Global broke the...

  • LG: Windows Phone 7 launch could have been better
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    LG: Windows Phone 7 launch could have been better

    By 14 January 2011

    LG has gone on record saying that Windows Phone 7 hasn’t performed as well as it thought it would, following the launch of the mobile OS in October. “From an industry perspective we had a high expectation, but from a consumer point of view the visibility...

  • Windows Phone 7 Marketplace: 6,000 strong and growing
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    Windows Phone 7 Marketplace: 6,000 strong and growing

    By 12 January 2011

    It's still got a long, long way to go before its on par with the app store (it's a generic term don't you know) offerings from Apple and Google, but Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is growing at a fairly rapid rate. Just two weeks back Microsoft...

  • Windows Phone 7 bug eats into 3G data
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    Windows Phone 7 bug eats into 3G data

    By 11 January 2011

    Windows Phone 7 users beware - you could be approaching your 3G data allowance limit without excessive browsing and without even realising it. Web forums are alight with talk of phantom data being used, even when the phone is idle. A Windows Phone 7 user...

  • VIDEO: Flickr app for Windows Phone 7
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    VIDEO: Flickr app for Windows Phone 7

    By 6 January 2011

    Flickr has announced that it is coming, via an app, for Windows Phone 7 and released this video showing it in action. The app lets you browse your Flickr streams in "stunning high-resolution display", offers "rich navigational features" and makes it easy...

  • PES 2011 and Fable make their way onto Windows Phone 7
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    PES 2011 and Fable make their way onto Windows Phone 7

    By 6 January 2011

    During its CES keynote Microsoft mentioned that some big game titles would be coming to its latest mobile OS, Windows Phone 7, and a few of these titles have now been detailed. The line-up includes PES 2011 and a new Fable title. Starting with PES 2011,...

  • Kindle App goes live on Windows Phone 7
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    Kindle App goes live on Windows Phone 7

    By 5 January 2011

    Back in October 2010 Microsoft stated that a Kindle App for Windows Phone 7 was in development and now, just over two months later, it has arrived. The Windows Phone 7 Kindle app is the first major eBook reading app for Microsoft's latest mobile platform...

  • 2010: A year in review, October
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    2010: A year in review, October

    By 30 December 2010

    After the IFA-fuelled mayhem that was September, we thought perhaps that there may be a bit of a lull in the tech industry whilst we all tried to catch our breath after the Berlin blitz. But no, the major players all had other plans with huge launches...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 concept shows what could be in store
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 concept shows what could be in store

    By 28 December 2010

    Nokia doesn’t make a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, but with rumours circulating that it might, one Nokia fan has created a mock-up of what a Nokia Windows Phone 7 smartphone might look like if the Finnish company were to make the move. The design, although...

  • I am Rich app returns, this time for Windows Phone 7 users
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    I am Rich app returns, this time for Windows Phone 7 users

    By 24 December 2010

    I Am Rich, the controversial iPhone app from 2008, is back; this time enabling Windows Phone 7 people to show how rich they really are. The phone app first shot to fame in August 2008 on the iPhone, allowing people to spend $999 to tell their friends...

  • Windows Phone 7 comes to Virgin Media with Samsung Omnia 7
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    Windows Phone 7 comes to Virgin Media with Samsung Omnia 7

    By 23 December 2010

    Virgin Media is bringing a host of new handsets to its mobile phone service including, for the first time, a Windows Phone 7 device in the shape of the Samsung Omnia 7. The phone features a 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and comes with...

  • Windows Phone 7: Over 1.5 million sold
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    Windows Phone 7: Over 1.5 million sold

    By 21 December 2010

    Finally, someone over in Redmond has spilled the beans as to how many Windows Phone 7 devices have been shifted - over 1.5 million. The figure was publicly stated by Achim Berg, Microsoft’s vice president of business and marketing for Windows Phones,...

  • Rumour: Nokia to offer Windows Phone 7 handsets
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    Rumour: Nokia to offer Windows Phone 7 handsets

    By 20 December 2010

    Does the name Eldar Murtazin ring any Nokia shaped bells? Well it should do, as Murtazin is the chap who got hold of, and gave an iffy review of the Nokia N8 months ahead of its official launch - and seriously annoyed Nokia in the process. He's a Russia...

  • Windows Phone 7 connector for Mac updated
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    Windows Phone 7 connector for Mac updated

    By 17 December 2010

    Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Phone 7 connector software for the Mac, bringing with it a number of new features and plenty of bug fixes that were no doubt annoying Mac-owning Windows Phone 7 fans. The new update, which Microsoft...

  • HTC Windows Phone 7 hub rains in weather info
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    HTC Windows Phone 7 hub rains in weather info

    By 16 December 2010

    It is said that a picture can say a thousand words. Which is lucky because we can only think of about 100 to write for this news story. The thing is, there's not a lot to say that isn't abundantly clear from the image above. That's not to say it's not...

  • Dell Venue Pro gets Froyo facelift
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    Dell Venue Pro gets Froyo facelift

    By 16 December 2010

    Like the look of the Dell Venue Pro, but don't fancy taking your chances with Windows Phone 7? Well then, you could be in luck as the Android version of the slick-looking handset has just been announced over in Korea. The device, which has been touted...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango update to ramp it up to 7.5?
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango update to ramp it up to 7.5?

    By 16 December 2010

    We've heard a few whispers that Microsoft may well be planning a couple of Windows Phone 7 updates for both CES in January and MWC a month later, but new reports suggest that the first "major" revamp may well come in August or September. The update, codenamed...

  • VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 ad highlights Xbox LIVE features
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    VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 ad highlights Xbox LIVE features

    By 10 December 2010

    One of the things that we at Pocket-lint were most excited about in the build up to the Windows Phone 7 launch was the Xbox LIVE hub. We thought that this feature was a critical USP of the platform. But since Microsoft's mobile OS saviour (?) went live,...

  • VIDEO: LG Optimus 7 in Transformers / Matrix mash-up
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    VIDEO: LG Optimus 7 in Transformers / Matrix mash-up

    By 10 December 2010

    It's been doing the rounds for a wee while, but this has to be one of the best mobile phone adverts we've seen at Pocket-lint, so it's worth sharing. We'd also bet the house on the fact that this LG Optimus 7 ad is the only way you're likely to see a...

  • LG Quantum (Optimus 7Q) review
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    LG Quantum (Optimus 7Q) review

    By 7 December 2010

    Up until now if you’ve wanted to go Windows Phone 7 you’ve had to ditch the notion of a hardware QWERTY keyboard and go touchscreen. In steps the LG Optimus 7Q, a QWERTY keyboard touting Windows Phone 7 smartphone that promises touch and a hardware...

  • VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 copying and pasting
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    VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 copying and pasting

    By 7 December 2010

    Look, we know that this is hardly the most exciting video that you're going to see today. And, when it comes to innovation, getting a mobile OS to copy and paste, isn't exactly getting it to predict the weather. But it's a useful tool, and will no doubt...

  • Winners of LG Optimus 7 competition announced
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    Winners of LG Optimus 7 competition announced

    By 6 December 2010

    Last month Pocket-lint teamed up with LG to bring five lucky readers the chance of winning a LG Optimus Windows Phone 7 handset. The response was phenomenal, and we're now pleased to announce the winners, who'll be able to take advantage of the phone's...

  • Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...
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    Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 6 December 2010

    Once in a blue moon, a new product comes along that changes the face of technology as we know it. This category isn't about stats and specs, it's about genuinely game-changing innovations that have made us take a step back in shock/admiration/child-like...

  • Windows Phone 7 copy/paste functionality coming soon?
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    Windows Phone 7 copy/paste functionality coming soon?

    By 30 November 2010

    Windows Phone 7 copy/paste functionality could coming soon if reports from ChevronWP7 developer, Chris Walshie are anything to go by (ChevronWP7 enables the unblocking of WP7 to allow for experimental applications to be run on the OS, without need of...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 location apps
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    Best Windows Phone 7 location apps

    By 30 November 2010

    Location and navigation have become one of the most fundamental fields for mobile phone apps. We want to know where we are and what's around us without having to pull some unwieldy paper map out of our pockets, and we want it done quick. Naturally, with...