Windows Phone 7 archive

  • VIDEO: SlingBox SlingPlayer coming for Windows Phone 7
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    VIDEO: SlingBox SlingPlayer coming for Windows Phone 7

    By 21 October 2010

    It's not all bad news for Windows Phone 7. The launch may have been less well received than Microsoft would have liked, but Pocket-lint expects the new phone OS to be something of a slow burner. Certainly, with apps such as Sling Media's SlingPlayer coming...

  • HTC HD7 review
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    HTC HD7 review

    By 21 October 2010

    Touted by many as the flagship of the Windows Phone 7 armada, HTC’s 4.3-inch HD7 takes the prize for having the largest screen. But do more inches make it a better performer? Already we’ve seen those bemoaning its exclusive status with O2, but we’re...

  • Windows Phone 7 launch: two people and a dog
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    Windows Phone 7 launch: two people and a dog

    By 21 October 2010

    The newspaper wrap-around said: "Today is different". But it really wasn't. There was no whooping. There was no cheering. Merely polite applause. There weren't any Guinness World Records being broken and there was no Stephen Fry. Merely promo girls handing...

  • Windows Phone 7: The UK's early adopter
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    Windows Phone 7: The UK's early adopter

    By 21 October 2010

    There's always one isn't there? One person who can't just be the sort of early adopter that simply owns a device on the day of its release. No, this type of person of which we speak is a dedicated, passionate tech-fan. HE/she wants to be the first. Second...

  • Windows Phone 7 goes on sale...
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    Windows Phone 7 goes on sale...

    By 21 October 2010

    The world's first Windows Phone 7 handsets have gone on sale in New Zealand, care of Vodafone. "Hey there, here is a pic from the 1st person in the world to buy a WP7 phone. The launch was in NZ", said Microsoft man Bradley Borrows on Twitter. The HTC...

  • Windows Phone 7 Connector: syncing WP7 with your Mac
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    Windows Phone 7 Connector: syncing WP7 with your Mac

    By 21 October 2010

    We previously reported the details of a tweet from Oded Ran, Microsoft's UK head of marketing for mobile service in the UK, which read: "Daily #WP7 ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm glad to confirm that Mac users would be able to Zune on their Macs to sync with #WP7....

  • LG Optimus 7 review
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    LG Optimus 7 review

    By 21 October 2010

    Windows Phone 7 handsets are like episodes of Friends: they’re all basically the same, but each has a slight twist. The LG Optimus 7 then is “The one with the DLNA”. The LG Optimus 7 will be available on Vodafone, where your other option will be...

  • Samsung Omnia 7  review
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    Samsung Omnia 7 review

    By 21 October 2010

    The Samsung Omnia 7 forms half of Orange's Windows Phone 7 offering, the other handset being the HTC 7 Mozart, the one with the 8-megapixel camera. In a world where Microsoft has defined the minimum hardware specs, differentiation in the world of Windows...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u miss out on Windows Phone 7 launch
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    EXCLUSIVE: Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u miss out on Windows Phone 7 launch

    By 20 October 2010

    Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u won't be stocking Windows Phone 7 handsets on Microsoft's big launch day, 21 October, Pocket-lint has learnt. The news will come as a massive blow to readers looking to snap up the new Windows Phone 7 handsets at either...

  • Windows Phone 7: Where to get it on UK launch day
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    Windows Phone 7: Where to get it on UK launch day

    By 20 October 2010

    Microsoft doesn't have any retail stores in the UK, but that's not stopping it attempting to emulate the media circus that Apple normally draws in for its launch events. With that in mind, it's managed to convince Orange to open its flagship Oxford Street...

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7  review
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    Microsoft Windows Phone 7 review

    By 18 October 2010

    Built from the ground up with a “relentless focus on the consumer”, Windows Phone 7 finds Microsoft trying to re-assert itself in a market it practically invented and catastrophically lost a grip on. Failure to develop and evolve saw Windows Mobile...

  • Orange, T-Mobile and O2 Windows Phone 7 pre-orders go live
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    Orange, T-Mobile and O2 Windows Phone 7 pre-orders go live

    By 14 October 2010

    Getting ready to buy a Windows Phone 7 phone? Well now you can express your interest in the new handsets from Orange, T-Mobile, and O2 after three of the five confirmed operators have launched their pre-order pages in the UK on their websites. The handsets;...

  • Amazon pulls HTC 7 Trophy listing
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    Amazon pulls HTC 7 Trophy listing

    By 14 October 2010

    Just 2 days after putting a listing up for the HTC 7 Trophy, Amazon has scrapped the page and will not be offering the phone SIM-free after all. The move comes as Pocket-lint received word from a spokesperson confirming: “The HTC 7 Trophy is a Vodafone...

  • EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up
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    EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up

    By 14 October 2010

    One of the key features that Microsoft was keen to big-up at the Windows Phone 7 launch on Monday was the Xbox LIVE game hub on the console and, in particular, the games partnership with EA. And now EA has revealed exactly what WP7 Xboxers can expect...

  • Windows Phone 7 - photos, first looks and all the coverage
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    Windows Phone 7 - photos, first looks and all the coverage

    By 13 October 2010

    It's been busy times here at Pocket-lint since Windows Phone 7 was launched. The minute the starting gun went off, we had our team on the ground snapping real life shots and getting their paws capacitive-screen deep in all the phones and the software....

  • First Look: HTC HD7 review
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    First Look: HTC HD7 review

    By 13 October 2010

    Are you looking for our full review of the HTC HD7? If so, you can find it here. With five handsets to choose from on the 21 October in the UK, anyone wanting to go Windows Phone 7 before Christmas has a tough job on their hands. That is if you aren't...

  • HTC 7 Pro vs LG Optimus 7Q vs Dell Venue Pro
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    HTC 7 Pro vs LG Optimus 7Q vs Dell Venue Pro

    By 13 October 2010

    The Windows Phone 7 handset manufactures did enough of their homework to make sure that they catered for as many people as possible, and one of those groups that might well have a smile on their faces is those who love a full, hard QWERTY keyboard. We’ve...

  • Zune zipping its way to Macs
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    Zune zipping its way to Macs

    By 13 October 2010

    Put this one down as a mystery still yet to be unravelled. It's being reported that Microsoft's UK head of marketing for mobile service in the UK, Oded Ran, tweeted: "Daily #WP7 ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm glad to confirm that Mac users would be able to Zune on...

  • First Look: Dell Venue Pro review
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    First Look: Dell Venue Pro review

    By 13 October 2010

    Windows Phone 7 is all about the consumer isn't it? There can't be any room for a QWERTY based smartphone aimed at business folk surely? In steps the Dell Venue Pro, a rather different and refreshing smarpthone offering from Dell. While the Dell Venue...

  • First Look: Samsung Omnia 7 review
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    First Look: Samsung Omnia 7 review

    By 12 October 2010

    With so many Windows Phone 7 handsets on the market from day one (21 October), trying to work out which is the best one to choose is a tough job. The Samsung Omnia 7 brings to the table a number of unique features it hopes will sway you over and above...

  • First Look: HTC 7 Trophy review
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    First Look: HTC 7 Trophy review

    By 12 October 2010

    With HTC slicing the pie three ways, Vodafone has its hands on the HTC 7 Trophy as one of its Windows Phone 7 offerings. The other handset that Voda will offer is the LG Optimus 7. With Microsoft keeping a tight handle on things by defining the hardware...

  • Windows Phone 7 - which apps are coming and which ones aren't?
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    Windows Phone 7 - which apps are coming and which ones aren't?

    By 12 October 2010

    The Windows Phone 7 rumour mill has been hastily gathering momentum for some months, and now it's finally a reality. The WP7 handsets may be great pieces of hardware, but we all know that the success or failure of the new OS is going to come down to one...

  • Windows Phone 7: Which operator has which phone?
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    Windows Phone 7: Which operator has which phone?

    By 12 October 2010

    It's finally official - Windows Phone 7 is here, courtesy of handset manufacturers HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell. Thanks to Pocket-lint's intrepid news team, you've probably read all about the specs and stats, but will you be able to get a WP7 phone with...

  • First Look: LG Optimus 7 review
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    First Look: LG Optimus 7 review

    By 12 October 2010

    LG officially announced the LG Optimus 7 at the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 launch on Monday and Pocket-lint was there to grab a hands-on play with the new handset - just to see how it matched up against the competition from Samsung, HTC and Dell. In the...

  • Who is Windows Phone 7 aimed at? "Tesco shoppers" says Microsoft
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    Who is Windows Phone 7 aimed at? "Tesco shoppers" says Microsoft

    By 12 October 2010

    Wondering who Windows Phone 7 handsets are aimed at? Thought you were, well it seems the answer is people who shop at Tesco.  While there were nods to Twitter and Facebook at the UK launch event, the key app wheeled out on stage at the ICA in London...