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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Google+ Coming To WP7 This Week?

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

http://www.technobolt.com/2011/07/1...ming-next-week/

"Google+ is Google's new social network to compete with Facebook. Till now Google has done a good job in creating a huge buzz around people for this new social service. Google+ app is available for Android, there are no words from Google on when Google+ app will hit App Store for iOS users but Google will release it for Windows Phone 7 devices next week."

The Google Plus Blog posted this article last week suggesting that we might see a WP7 app for Google+ as early as this week. I have been experimenting with Google+ for a few days and I like the new paradigms of Circles and Huddles. It will be interesting to see if this new social networking service takes off.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Are Young, Social Media-Savvy Kids Important for Windows Phone 7?

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/05/t...?_r=1&src=busln

"Microsoft's engineers and executives spent two years creating a new line of smartphones with playful names that sounded like creatures straight out of "The Cat in the Hat" - Kin One and Kin Two. Stylish designs, an emphasis on flashy social-networking features and an all-out marketing blitz were meant to prove that Microsoft could build the right product at the right time for the finickiest customers - gossiping youngsters with gadget skills. But last week, less than two months after the Kins arrived in stores, Microsoft said it would kill the products."

Ashlee Vance from the NY Times has written a very pointed article about Microsoft having lost touch with targeted audiences on a number of fronts. Two particular audiences referred to are young people who Microsoft would have expected to be attracted to the Kin, and developers that are writing applications for mobile platforms. The article is a very interesting read, but overstated, in my opinion. Nevertheless, the article does make one ponder the question about the potential future success of Windows Phone 7. Will the new platform be attractive to young, social media-savvy consumers? Or, from a slightly different perspective, how important will that young market be to Windows Phone 7 success? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nimbuzz Kills Windows Mobile Support (For Now)

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Software" @ 08:00 PM

http://blog.nimbuzz.com/2010/06/02/...windows-mobile/

"The reason for this decision was simple: due to platform limitations the application was not delivering a great mobile experience like on all the other mobile operating systems. As you might have read in the news Microsoft is also stepping away from this platform and its limitations. At the moment they are fine tuning the windows phone 7 platform , which promises a completely new look and great jump forwards when it comes to usability. And to answer your next question: yes, we are looking into the possibility of supporting Windows phone 7 in the future."

OK, you can quit the jokes about WM not being available for download. Nimbuzz is a social media aggregator as well as a VOIP client, allowing you to chat, IM through various platforms, use Facebook and Myspace, all within a single client. Sounds good, but with WP7 and it's social media integration around the corner, Nimbuzz have cut their losses and are playing the waiting game. Absolutely logical, but not so nice if you're already tied into their WM client. Support will continue until the end of 2010, but after that you're sadly on your own. Anybody out there using Nimbuzz on Windows Mobile?


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