All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows Phone 7’

Skype Will No Longer Update Its Windows Phone 7 App

Are you still rockin’ a Windows Phone 7 device? Do you regularly use Skype? If so, you might want to consider upgrading. Skype announced this morning that it has stopped development of Skype for Windows Phone 7. The decision was made after it decided to focus all of its efforts on Windows Phone 8 for the foreseeable future. It also …

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Mainstream Support For Windows Phone 8 Ends In 2014

The traditional Windows operating system has a mainstream support lifespan of at least five years. During that time, Microsoft will continue to update the OS with security and stability updates. It seems that Microsoft will be bucking that trend with its mobile OS. Microsoft unveiled its support timeline for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 recently, and both operating …

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Windows Phone 7.8 Is Still Alive, Launches Early 2013

Windows Phone 8 is now out, and Windows Phone 7 users can only look on in jealousy. Well, that is until they get their own update in the form of Windows Phone 7.8 that adds a number of features from Windows Phone 8 to the platform. Microsoft hasn’t said much about the update since it was announced, but at least …

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AOL’s Entrance Rolls Augmented Reality And Entertainment Into One Impressive Package

Microsoft and Nokia are holding a big event today to show off the future of the Windows Phone platform. We’re expecting to see some new hardware from Nokia’s impressive Lumia line. The mobile device manufacturer has also been busy on the software side of things lately. They recently announced Nokia Music, a free streaming service, but a new partnership with …

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Nokia Has A Plan In Case Windows Phone 8 Goes Splat

In business, as in war, chess, and first dates, it’s always good to have an exit strategy, a backup plan to disentangle yourself if things go south. This backup plan is infinitely more important if you’re struggling. And Nokia is definitely struggling. Like many phone companies that were at the top of their game when the iPhone came out five …

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Microsoft Kicks Up Its “Smoked by Windows Phone” Ad Campaign

In February, Microsoft began an ad campaign for its Windows Phones called “Smoked By Windows Phone.” The campaign involved Microsoft Store employees challenging Android and iPhone users to contests involving performing various tasks on a smartphone. The tasks were often weighted against contestants by having the Windows Phone prepared in advance to perform the pre-selected task, but showing off the …

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Windows Phone Map App Gets Expanded Traffic Coverage

Last month, Bing Maps announced that it would be providing better traffic coverage for users thanks to some backend support from Nokia. Senior Product Manager of the Windows Phone Map App Scott Burton recently offered an update on the traffic data integration with Windows Phone 7, explaining that the traffic coverage has been expanded beyond just the main highways and …

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Windows Phone Marketplace Gets Improvements

The Windows Phone Marketplace has proven to be a great place for developers to make bank. Back in April, we reported that indie game developer, FourBros Studios, was pulling in about $1,000 a day from their Windows Phone 7 game. The potential is there for even more success as long as Microsoft keeps up with curation. As part of that …

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Have A Windows Phone? Better Upgrade To 7.5

Regardless of the jokes that permeate the mobile industry, there are people who use and love Windows Phone 7. Even Siri thinks that the Nokia Lumia 900 is the best phone currently on the market until Apple ceased her insubordination. There are people who bought Windows Phones before the big 7.5 update last fall and they’re going to want to …

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Windows Phone Marketplace Gets Strict With Submissions

If there’s one complaint one could levy against the iTunes app store and Google Play, it would be that both are filled with a lot of trash. Little developers create an obviously lazy attempt at cashing in on the app craze or they outright steal somebody else’s app for their own purposes. It’s sad, but it’s common when both app …

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Windows Phone Marketplace Losing Zune Software Support

All the major smartphone operators – Apple, Google and Microsoft – allow users to download apps from the Web or the smartphone itself. Microsoft strangely enough had a third option that allowed users to download Windows Phone 7 apps from the Zune HD store. Probably due to the fact that nobody knows what a Zune is anymore, Microsoft is removing …

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Taptitude Proves Windows Phone 7 Games Can Be Successful

If you’ve been following the mobile arena for any time now, you would have known that Zynga acquired “Draw Something” developer OMGPOP for a cool $200 million. Before that, OMGPOP was bringing in six figures a day in revenue. It’s a true testament to the ability of mobile games on Android and iOS to make developers obscenely wealthy. On the …

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