Windows Phone 7 archive

  • Windows Phone 7 release date: 21 October in the UK
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    Windows Phone 7 release date: 21 October in the UK

    By 11 October 2010

    Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is now officially launched, but when can you get your hands on the new operating system and the phones that are powered by it? If you live in the UK you'll be able to get your Windows Phone 7 handset from HTC, Samsung, and...

  • First Look: HTC 7 Mozart review
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    First Look: HTC 7 Mozart review

    By 11 October 2010

    The HTC 7 Mozart is going to be half of Orange’s offering for Windows Phone 7 in the UK. It is an exclusive handset, so if you want the particular features that this phone offers, you’ll have to do it via Orange. The other Orange handset is the Samsung...

  • Samsung Omnia 7 hands on
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    Samsung Omnia 7 hands on

    By 11 October 2010

    Samsung, not to be left out of the Windows Phone 7 launch party has announced the Samsung Omina 7 - an OLED packing, 1GHz-touting Windows Phone 7 handset. Coming to Orange, T-Mobile and Three, the Omnia 7 has a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, a 1GHz...

  • Five reasons to switch to Windows Phone 7
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    Five reasons to switch to Windows Phone 7

    By 11 October 2010

    It's easy to ignore the launch of Windows Phone 7. If you never took the time to see what was going on when it was first announced back in March, you'll be wondering what all the fuss is about. So, for those just joining the party, it no longer looks...

  • HTC HD7 vs Samsung Omnia 7
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    HTC HD7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

    By 11 October 2010

    Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is finally here, complete with a selection of handsets to choose from. HTC's flagship phone is the HD7 which is similar to the Android-based HTC Desire and is being widely tipped as the one to watch. However, Samsung's Omnia...

  • HTC HD7 hands on
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    HTC HD7 hands on

    By 11 October 2010

    The big boy of the HTC Windows Phone 7 bunch is the HD7. The HD7 name fuses the prior HD designation the new Windows Phone 7 status. There are flashes of the HTC HD2 in the design. The HTC HD7 gives you a massive 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display...

  • LG Optimus 7 hands on
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    LG Optimus 7 hands on

    By 11 October 2010

    LG jumped the gun this morning, spilling the beans via Twitter about its LG Optimus 7 handset and then spotted at Windows Phone 7 launch up close.  Now, the handset posed for Pocket-lint in all its full glory so we can see what is what.  So what is...

  • Dell Venue Pro hands on
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    Dell Venue Pro hands on

    By 11 October 2010

    Hiding on the "business" floor at the London Windows Phone 7 launch event was the Dell Venue Pro 7 not due in the UK till November, but here nonetheless to be caught on our Sigma 28-70mm lens for you to see. So what do you get? Well as the pictures show,...

  • HTC 7 Trophy hands-on
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    HTC 7 Trophy hands-on

    By 11 October 2010

    HTC told us that the HTC 7 Trophy is “likely to be the most aggressively priced”. It’s coming to Vodafone as a UK exclusive handset (whilst Orange gets the HTC 7 Mozart). We pondered the naming. Is it the sort of trophy you’ll set on your mantelpiece...

  • HTC 7 Mozart hands-on
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    HTC 7 Mozart hands-on

    By 11 October 2010

    The onslaught of Windows Phone 7 handsets has just begun and we’ve had our hands on the much leaked and rumoured HTC 7 Mozart. We’re trying to figure out exactly why it is named after one of the World’s greatest ever composers. We can’t see a...

  • Windows Phone 7 - all the phones, all the details
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    Windows Phone 7 - all the phones, all the details

    By 11 October 2010

    The day has come, the press conference conferenced and Windows Phone 7 is finally upon and all over us. Should you have been caught up in the wave of feeling towards Microsoft’s hero OS, then you might be thinking what your next mobile move might be...

  • Fry on Windows Phone 7: "Fun to play with!"
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    Fry on Windows Phone 7: "Fun to play with!"

    By 11 October 2010

    Stephen Fry, the ultimate fanboi of smartphone love, turned up at the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 launch to trash Microsoft's Windows Mobile heritage and praise the new WP7 handsets, claiming they are "fun to play with". Praising the iPhone at the same...

  • Windows Phone 7: First update confirmed for early 2011
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    Windows Phone 7: First update confirmed for early 2011

    By 11 October 2010

    You didn't think that a new mobile phone/OS launch, launching at the start of October, would be launch complete did you? Neither did Microsoft, announcing at the launch of Windows Phone 7 in London that its first update is already in the works. "We will...

  • Steve Ballmer launches Windows Phone 7 - Dell joins party
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    Steve Ballmer launches Windows Phone 7 - Dell joins party

    By 11 October 2010

    Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, has officially launched Windows Phone 7, and is keen to stress that the new operating system is quite unlike anything else already on the market: "We have built, with our partners, a very different kind of phone," he said...

  • Samsung Omnia 7: Badly kept WP7 secret gets official
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    Samsung Omnia 7: Badly kept WP7 secret gets official

    By 11 October 2010

    Well, we can't say that we're surprised to see it. Following the leaked pictures posted earlier on Pocket-lint, Samsung has confirmed the existence and arrival of the Samsung Omnia 7 - its launch Windows Phone 7 device. The Omnia 7 has a 4-inch Super...

  • LG Optimus 7 spotted at Windows Phone 7 launch up close
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    LG Optimus 7 spotted at Windows Phone 7 launch up close

    By 11 October 2010

    Ahh, the old over the shoulder trick. It's all about where you sit and whether you've got your camera to hand. Luckily for Pocket-lint, that's normally the case. So while we've been treated to a number of spy shots and official photos, we've managed to...

  • HTC launches five Windows Phone 7 smartphones
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    HTC launches five Windows Phone 7 smartphones

    By 11 October 2010

    HTC has thrown itself head first into Microsoft's new mobile phone operating system, Windows Phone 7, and announced that it will be launching five, yes five, handsets globally before the end of the year. Showing its support for Microsoft, HTC has announced...

  • Vodafone HTC 7 Trophy and LG Optimus 7 priced
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    Vodafone HTC 7 Trophy and LG Optimus 7 priced

    By 11 October 2010

    Vodafone has come out of the gate all guns blazing, keen to get people onto Windows Phone 7, if its two new WP7 price plans are anything to go by. The UK operator has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the HTC Trophy 7 will be available on a 2-year contract...

  • Windows Phone 7: we're live at the launch
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    Windows Phone 7: we're live at the launch

    By 11 October 2010

    The stage is set, the players wait anxiously in the wings, the auditorium is brimming with a frisson of excitement that only a new mobile phone operating system and a wealth of handsets can bring. Through this obscure little door could lie your next...

  • Pimp your desktop: Windows Phone 7 stylee
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    Pimp your desktop: Windows Phone 7 stylee

    By 11 October 2010

    Are you depressed because you want to join in on the Windows Phone 7 fun, but just signed yourself up for another 2 years of Android or iOS action? Well, languish no longer because How To Geek has posted a brilliant guide to getting WP7 directly onto...

  • Samsung Omnia 7: Official pics leaked
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    Samsung Omnia 7: Official pics leaked

    By 11 October 2010

    It's a Windows Phone 7 whirlwind on Pocket-lint at the moment, despite the fact that the official launch still has yet to take place, and it doesn't look like letting up anytime soon. First up, LG (accidentally) went live with its Optimus 7 handset, and...

  • 2000 apps for Windows Phone 7?
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    2000 apps for Windows Phone 7?

    By 11 October 2010

    2000 Windows Phone 7 apps at launch, that's the extent of what the new Microsoft OS will offer the paying public when the phones start hitting the shop shelves, according to a recent leak If they're all of a decent quality, this number of apps should...

  • O2 goes early on Windows Phone 7 details
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    O2 goes early on Windows Phone 7 details

    By 11 October 2010

    O2 has gone live with a Windows Phone 7 intro page, ahead of the big worldwide launch. And whilst the web page doesn't specifically name any WP7 handsets (unlike LG's somewhat naughty post) it does give us a nice insight as to what to expect from the...

  • LG Optimus 7: The world's first (official) Windows Phone 7 device
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    LG Optimus 7: The world's first (official) Windows Phone 7 device

    By 11 October 2010

    It's gonna be a busy few days in terms of Windows Phone 7, with Microsoft's much anticipated operating system all set for its official, if somewhat protracted, public airing. And with WP7 handsets leaking faster than a BP undersea oil well, we were kind...

  • Windows Phone 7 - the story so far...
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    Windows Phone 7 - the story so far...

    By 8 October 2010

    Windows Phone 7 is just around the corner. With a breath or two to go until the big do, the action on the net is getting hotter than a jalapeno on the surface of the sun. There have been months of craziness, rumours and here-say since we first got a look...