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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

False Alarm: Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 Device Just a Failed Prototype

Posted by Danny Simmons in "Other Windows Phones" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/07/...ust-an-old-pro/

"Get your hopes up about that Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 slider that surfaced over the weekend? Well, then we're afraid we've got a bit of bad news. According to Mobile Review's Eldar Murtazin, it's just an "old prototype that was canceled last year." "

Well, we should have known it was too good to be true. They have been denying any interest in Windows Phone for a while. It would be nice to add another major manufacturer to the fold, but it may take a few years of growing success to convince them to adopt Windows Phone. In due time, right?


Monday, February 14, 2011

Those Nokia Windows Phone 7 Photos are Legitimate

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 01:35 PM

http://conversations.nokia.com/2011...ess-conference/

Over at the official Nokia blog there are two high-res photos of the design mock-ups Engadget showed last week. I'm digging the white and the yellow versions - unfortunately there's no sync/charge port on the bottom, but it's hard to judge a mock-up so I'll hope they put the sync/charge port there.

Also worth noting is the Nokia keynote highlights video below - it explores some of the reasons why Nokia made this move. Android is clearly in Nokia's crosshairs: they want to take out what is now the world's #1 smartphone platform.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Engadget Describes Their Experience With Windows Phone 7 Hardware Reference Device

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 05:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/19/...-depth-preview/

"What we've been presented with here doesn't exactly feel like a complete mobile operating system in many ways. Some parts of Windows Phone 7 are more like a wireframe -- an interesting design study, an example of what a next-gen phone platform could be. That's both good and bad. On one side, we're still really excited by the prospect of Metro as a viable, clean-slate approach to the mobile user experience, and there are lots of smart moves being made that could lead to greatness. On the other side, Microsoft has to turn this into a viable retail product that can hang with the fiercest competition in the history of the cellphone in just a few months' time, and there are some serious issues that need to be addressed. Frankly, it's a little scary."

The last few days have seen a plethora of blogs and tech sites describing their impressions and experiences with recently distributed Windows Phone 7 prototype devices from Microsoft. Engadget received a not-for-retail Samsung model called the "Taylor" for their test, and there's no question they gave it a very thorough review. For the most part I found their review stuck to facts, figures, and even-handed commentary, and overall was pretty objective. They have pointed out some of the truly unique aspects of the phone (the Metro user interface and the manner in which social media has been integrated, for example), and have pointed out weaknesses and missteps (for example, search is not universal, while Office integration is pretty seamless, but weak on document editing features). They have also indicated where holes exist due to the beta nature of the device's software (in the XBOX integration, for example). Read more...


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PC Magazine's Sascha Segan Goes Hands On With Windows Phone 7

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...,2365546,00.asp

"Come on, come on, come out already! Since this is the launch week for the Verizon/Motorola/Google Android Droid X and Apple's iPhone 4, Microsoft trotted out a prototype Samsung phone running Windows Phone 7 last night to show folks that they're still in the smartphone game."

Like we've been reading over the past week, Microsoft is starting to show Windows Phone 7 on real hardware - though still prototype designs - and giving a select few the opportunity to experience what the new OS has to offer. Sascha Segan from PC Magazine helpfully shot a video of his experience using the device. So far it's looking pretty fast and solid, though until the code is finalized, it's too early to make any real judgements. Engadget also has a nice gallery of images of the Windows Phone 7 phone that they were sent.


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