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Enjoy Windows Phone 7.5 On iPhone and Android Without Any Trick

by Hamza Tariq - on Nov 30th 2011 - No Comments

Have you ever wanted to test-drive the Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone experience, but didn’t test it because of not having the device around you? Bit similar to us, well. Microsoft has just unveiled its surprise box and launches a new HTML 5 based website that allows Android and iPhone users to enjoy the Windows Phone 7.5 experience right on your device.  The new website system doesn’t require any software or file download on the device, all you have to point the website address in your device’s browser to enjoy the Windows Phone 7.5 taste.

Simply points your device browser to: http://aka.ms/wpdemo

The new Microsoft system does not acquire any data from your device like contacts, settings or other social information. It simply gives the interactive demo of the Windows Phone 7.5 on your device by using device’s hardware. Microsoft has baked the Windows Phone 7.5 demo with the informative features of their newer OS for Nokia or other devices.

It seems that Microsoft has applied another strategy to draw iOS and Android users to its newly launched Windows Phone 7.5 platform to join the latest handsets. The overall demo of the Windows Phone 7.5 works really cool and shows the most out of the Windows Phone Operating System.

Microsoft Claims They Have Siri On Windows Phone 7 Over A Year

by Hamza Tariq - on Nov 24th 2011 - 1 Comment

Since the Apple has wrapped out his mysterious box and releases the iPhone 4S Siri last month, everyone has been actively talking about the Siri and its work. Especially, the iPhone rivals, it’s obvious that many other giant companies have already started their work to introduce their Siri like similar software on their products, but we have noticed that everyone has pointed the Siri with negative comments at first sight.

In the most-recent interview with Forbes, Microsoft’s chief strategy and research officer, Craig Mundie has claimed that they have Siri like assistant on their Windows Phone 7 since the launch, while during the talking about the “Kinect effects” and other future plans of the company’s business. Mundie totally shocks the tech word with his claim, in front of the audience that Microsoft has already baked Windows 7 with Siri like feature. Is anyone had seen? Well, no!

He says Apple has not invented the revolutionary technology in the Siri, instead they have done “good marketing” of the technology that everyone had in their products. He also embraces that Microsoft to learn a thing or two from Apple, how to market the product and revised technology in the new direction.

 

Mundie has pointed the voice commands system as the Siri of Windows Phone 7, we all know, not only Microsoft WP 7 has buggy voice command system, even Android and Nokia Phones as well supported this kind of voice commands in which users can say the phone to write a message or call a contact, but all the devices only recognize pre-defined commands and strictly limited to the core environment. In Windows Phone 7, voice command system does not even work perfectly, as we have learned from different WP7 reviews by different high ranked geeks.

Mundie has only pointed out the buggy software/feature of Windows Phone 7 in front of million readers, in short we can say that everyone has to learn from Microsoft, how to market the dead product in front of media.

After A Big Gap, Windows Marketplace Gets 30,000 Applications

by Absar Abdul Rahman - on Aug 28th 2011 - No Comments

What is a Windows Marketplace ?

We have the App Store for iOS by Apple, Android Market for Android devices by Google to get the applications for your beloved devices but where is Windows Phone 7 ? Well Windows Marketplace is the store for Windows Phone 7 to get the applications and it has just been 8 months when Marketplace was launched and after a year the geeks started to saw the developers working confidently for Marketplace and before 2 months ago the Windows Marketplace got 20,000 applications and just after a week it got 25,000 applications for Marketplace. According to WinRumors Marketplace today has reached almost 30,000 applications

Windows Marketplace Windows Marketplace gets 30,000 applications

Well today right after a month ago, after a long gap Windows Marketplace got 30,000 applications and more the applications more the consumers are attracted as Apple and Android is doing. It has been 10 months to reach till here and it has taken a lot of time for Windows Marketplace to fill up these many apps comparing to Google and Apple as Apple’s App Store did it in 8 months but Windows Marketplace in a sense has taken less time than Android Market because Android Market took 17 months to fill up with 30,000 applications. Below is the senses by WP7AppList

Windows Marketplace Windows Marketplace

The total apps in Marketplace are 30,000 after 10 months, if we compare these statistics with Apples App Store, so Apple had 400,000 Apps in App Store/iTunes after a year of  iPhone 2G launch. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 was launched on 26th October 2010, it launched with 1,000 Apps in Marketplace and till now Marketplace has being  progressing very well compared to Android Market, but not App Store.

Previously Microsoft pushed out an update to its Windows Phone 7 with the name of NoDo and this update had some copy, paste applications with two more features, was first launched by AT&T which has been dismissed now and it also had a big problem rather an issue spreading these updates to all of the WP7 devices and it round about took 4 months get the NoDo update on all the WP7 devices but now in the fall except of iOS 5, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will be released too and Microsoft has also started to accept the applications for Windows Marketplace to run on Mango.

The First ‘Mango’ OS Ad Hits The Web Today Via Japanese Carrier KDDI

by Admin - on Jul 31st 2011 - No Comments

It has been less than an year after the first Windows Phone 7 was released and now Microsoft has integrated a new operating system named ‘Mango’ demonstrated by the ad that appeared on the web today. The new ad was put together by Japanese carrier KDDI and not Microsoft itself but that gives us an idea how Mango will be marketed to its customers.

‘Mango’,internally known as Windows Phone 7.5 is an upcoming large update for Windows Phone 7. First showcased in great detail earlier this year, the new version of Windows Phone 7 is scheduled to include many improvements users have long been looking forward to, including a mobile version of Internet Explorer 9 with HTML 5 support, cut/copy/paste functionality, a new card-based task switcher for multitasking and enhanced Twitter integration. ‘Mango’ has been RTM’d and is expected to be available to all users sometime in September this year on existing devices, along with a whole slew of new handsets.

Below is the Video Ad:

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Windows Phone Mango Released For Developers – Build 7712

by Absar Abdul Rahman - on Jul 28th 2011 - No Comments

So the copy is at last pushed to developers for some fun of developing applications and other coding and stuff. The final release (RTM) is delayed because we are going to have beta 2 for developers before. It all was confirmed by Simpkins on Windows Team Blog

We’ve also pushed an OS update to the Microsoft Update servers this morning, allowing you to refresh retail Windows Phones that devs updated to Mango over the last month.

And about RTM

For the folks wondering why we’re not providing the ‘RTM’ version, there are two main reasons. First, the phone OS and the tools are two equal parts of the developer toolkit that correspond to one another. When we took this snapshot for the refresh, we took the latest RC drops of the tools and the corresponding OS version. Second, what we are providing is a genuine release candidate build, with enough code checked in and APIs locked down that this OS is close enough to RTM that, as a developer, it’s more than capable to see you through the upcoming RC drop of the tools and app submission. It’s important to remember that until the phone and mobile operator portion of Mango is complete, you’re still using a pre-release on your retail phone – no matter the MS build. Until that time, enjoy developing and cruising around on build 7712 – it’s a sweet ride, to be sure.

Below are the stuff included

  • Application platform APIs are now locked; you can feel confident to start getting ready for submitting your apps next month.
  • Emulator now has a nifty screenshot capability built in, allowing you quickly snap quality images of your app without the need of separate tools or cropping time. The images are great for use in app submission process or to share on your blog or with folks such as my team (hint hint).
  • The profiler has been greatly improved and provides memory profiling.
  • As of this drop, you can install NuGet into the free version of the WPSDK tools. I find NuGet to be one of my favorite productivity boosters and I’m happy to see the extension supported in the free tools.
  • The drop includes an initial peek at the Marketplace Test Kit; with the RC release, you’ll be able to use the included version of this toolkit to test your XAP file against the same certification testing tools that we use when ingesting apps for the Marketplace. For this refresh, it’s there but not fully functional; but more on this in a future blog post.

And how do we update ? Well the folks running already the Mango can get it and it will be updated via Zune.

Twitter And Linkedln Integration Shown In Windows Phone Mango (Video)

by Absar Abdul Rahman - on Jul 21st 2011 - No Comments

It’s not a rumors nor a guess it’s official. A video released by Microsoft shows the integration of social networking sites such as

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedln
  • Windows Live

The video pushed out by Microsoft leads a developer of Windows Phone 7, Stuart Bottom who has been working for Microsoft from September 2010 on the integration of Twitter and Linkedln. Well according to rumors and recent tweets Mango should be out until Fall 2011 and if you remember a month back an Acer device was shown out in which the default OS was Mango. Mango is right now in the hands of  developer in which the Twitter nor Linkedln integration is shown.

So with out wasting time lets head up to the video demonstrating the integration