Windows Phone 7 archive

  • LG Optimus 7 vs Samsung Omnia 7
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    LG Optimus 7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

    By 26 November 2010

    As the mad rush that followed the highly anticipated launch of Windows Phone 7 has more or less died down, it's now time to step back and and take a good look at the handsets to decide whether you want to invest in one or not. We've already seen the LG...

  • 5 best Microsoft successes
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    5 best Microsoft successes

    By 25 November 2010

    It has to be said that, as a rule, large, successful companies have one over-riding problem -  people getting fed-up with how well they're doing. Although some huge multinationals, Apple being a case in point, are able to retain a degree of cult-like...

  • HTC looks to a future beyond Android and Windows Phone 7
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    HTC looks to a future beyond Android and Windows Phone 7

    By 24 November 2010

    HTC has suggested that if it’s not allowed certain freedoms within Windows Phone 7 or Android it would leave the platforms for good. “We will do everything necessary to create the best experience possible. Right now, working with Microsoft and Google...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 productivity apps
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    Best Windows Phone 7 productivity apps

    By 24 November 2010

    With Microsoft at the helm, there’s one area where you can be sure that Windows Phone 7 is going to do well and that’s productivity. After games, it’s one of the bigger areas on the burgeoning Marketplace. Naturally, with business people in mind,...

  • Inside HTC: Drew Bamford on what makes HTC Sense UI tick
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    Inside HTC: Drew Bamford on what makes HTC Sense UI tick

    By 23 November 2010

    “I don’t think it will be long before you are doing things with your phones that you haven’t imagined doing yet”, Drew Bamford, Director of User Experience at HTC tells Pocket-lint. Bamford, is the man responsible for making the 20 million HTC...

  • LG Optimus 7Q hands on
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    LG Optimus 7Q hands on

    By 22 November 2010

    If you’ve struggled to find out what the LG Optimus 7Q or LG Quantum (depending on where you are in the world) actually looks like in the flesh you’ve clearly been looking in the wrong place. Luckily for you then that Pocket-lint has grabbed the new...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 photography apps
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    Best Windows Phone 7 photography apps

    By 22 November 2010

    The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is growing and growing at a pace. With it quite some way behind the iTunes App Store and the Android Market for the while, there's plenty of sunlight for the developers to send in their software seedlings and let them soak...

  • VIDEO: Halo Waypoint on Windows Phone 7 - reason to ditch the iPhone?
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    VIDEO: Halo Waypoint on Windows Phone 7 - reason to ditch the iPhone?

    By 19 November 2010

    Halo fans are in for a treat with the Halo Waypoint application on Windows Phone 7. Giving access to videos, the community, pics and exclusive Halo-based content, the app is completely free and is now available in the WP7 Marketplace. Waypoint is already...

  • LG Optimus 7 vs HTC 7 Trophy
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    LG Optimus 7 vs HTC 7 Trophy

    By 18 November 2010

    Ever since the grand Windows Phone 7 launch in October, we've been working our way through all of the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 handsets that were launched, to give you the lowdown on what each one is offering and whether they've got the goods...

  • Win one of five LG Optimus 7 handsets
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    Win one of five LG Optimus 7 handsets

    By 18 November 2010

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with LG to bring you the chance of winning one of five fantastic LG Optimus 7 handsets - meaning you can join the Windows Phone 7 revolution in style. The LG Optimus 7 gets all the great features of a Windows Phone 7 handset...

  • HTC 7 Trophy review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    HTC 7 Trophy review

    By 17 November 2010

    To many the HTC 7 Trophy, made by HTC and exclusively available in the UK on Vodafone, is the runt of the Windows Phone 7 litter. But is that really the case, and should you avoid it? Read on to find out. Sporting a 3.8-inch screen (480 x 800 resolution)...

  • HTC 7 Mozart review
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    HTC 7 Mozart review

    By 12 November 2010

    There are three HTC handsets available at launch for Windows Phone 7: the HTC HD7 on O2, the HTC 7 Trophy on Vodafone, and the HTC 7 Mozart on Orange. So should you plump for this over the other two HTC models and the LG and Samsung offerings? Read on...

  • Google searches for Windows Phone 7
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    Google searches for Windows Phone 7

    By 9 November 2010

    Google and Microsoft may be fierce rivals on the search engine front, but that hasn't stopped the Redmond based company from allowing its competitor's search engine onto its new mobile platform. The Google search app has gone live in the Windows Phone...

  • LG offers free apps to boost its Windows Phone 7 revolution
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    LG offers free apps to boost its Windows Phone 7 revolution

    By 4 November 2010

    Want to get on board the Windows Phone 7 express train, but don't know which handset to plump for? Well, a newly announced tie-up between Microsoft and LG might just make the Optimus 7 a more attractive proposition, as you'll have the chance to get a...

  • Crackdown 2 DLC brings "first of its kind" Windows Phone 7 integration
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    Crackdown 2 DLC brings "first of its kind" Windows Phone 7 integration

    By 2 November 2010

    Out of all of the mobile gaming titles that Microsoft was showing off at its pre-Gamescom event in Cologne back in August, the one that most caught Pocket-lint's beady eye was Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst. Not only because it had brilliant real-time...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Apps
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2010 - Apps

    By 29 October 2010

    For this year's Pocket-lint Gadget Awards we've decided to rename the Best Software category as Best App where the term includes all kinds of software be it housed on your computer, your phone or even on the Internet. App is application in the fullest...

  • Kindle ebooks appointment with Windows Phone 7
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    Kindle ebooks appointment with Windows Phone 7

    By 28 October 2010

    Were you a little bit worried that Windows Phone 7 was seriously lacking when it came to ebooks? Well, worry no-more because Amazon has announced that the Kindle app will be making its way to the fledgling phone platform later this year. Microsoft demonstrated...

  • Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac now in public beta
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    Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac now in public beta

    By 26 October 2010

    The Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac has gone live to the general public, ending a short period where it was only available to a select few (including Pocket-lint, of course). Windows Phone 7 Connector will (if you want it to) automatically sync with...

  • It's not just Apple who is 'Appy: Android apps hit 100,000
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    It's not just Apple who is 'Appy: Android apps hit 100,000

    By 26 October 2010

    The Android Market has crashed through the 100,000 barrier, doubling the amount of apps available to its users in just 6 months. Launched almost exactly 2 years ago (with premium apps added in February 2009), the number has risen significantly over the...

  • Adobe Flash 10.1 coming to Windows Phone 7
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    Adobe Flash 10.1 coming to Windows Phone 7

    By 25 October 2010

    It's already available on Google TV and Android devices, but Flash 10.1 is soon to hit Windows Phone 7 handsets. The announcement was, bizarrely, hidden in a press release about the company's latest AIR development tools being available. However, Pocket-lint...

  • Gameloft ports five games to Windows Phone 7 - including Assassin's Creed and Earthworm Jim
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    Gameloft ports five games to Windows Phone 7 - including Assassin's Creed and Earthworm Jim

    By 25 October 2010

    Mobile phone game developer Gameloft, which has been hugely successful with its titles for iPhone, iPad and Android handsets, has released five Windows Phone 7 versions of some of its most popular games. Four of them, Assassin's Creed, Earthworm Jim,...

  • 72 Windows Phone 7 tips and tricks
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    72 Windows Phone 7 tips and tricks

    By 25 October 2010

    If you've just got a new Windows Phone 7 phone from Samsung, HTC, or LG, then congratulations, you are taking a brave step into an exciting new world that is Microsoft's latest operating system.  But with a new OS there are bound to be plenty of questions....

  • APP OF THE DAY - Facebook (Windows Phone 7)
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    APP OF THE DAY - Facebook (Windows Phone 7)

    By 22 October 2010

    It’s the end of a busy couple of days in the mobile phone world, an entire new operating system has hit the shelves on a range of devices. Windows Phone 7 isn’t merely an update of Windows Mobile -it’s an entirely different thing. It incorporates...

  • Windows Phone 7 Marketplace adds YouTube, Twitter and more
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    Windows Phone 7 Marketplace adds YouTube, Twitter and more

    By 22 October 2010

    They might not have been there at the start of day one, but by the end a number of "flagship" apps hit the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Those who've picked up a new HTC, LG or Samsung device powered by Microsoft's new operating system can now watch YouTube...

  • Windows Phone 7 - what apps did we get?
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    Windows Phone 7 - what apps did we get?

    By 21 October 2010

    Last week we detailed a few apps we wanted to see on Windows Phone 7 when it finally launched. Well Microsoft’s newest mobile platform has launched across networks and a range of devices globally today, so we thought we’d come back and see what we’ve...