Posts tagged as: Windows Phone 7

Skype Ending Support for Windows Phone 7 and Symbian

Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks. “We want everyone to experience the best Skype has to offer – […]

Skype to Stop Windows Phone 7 Development

Skype today announced in a blog post that it will no longer develop updates for its Windows Phone 7 application. The WP7 app will remain available for download, but Skype does not plan to support it any longer through bug fixes or improvements. Skype says this is a necessary step so that it can better […]

Nokia Offering Cinemagraph for Older Lumias on Windows Phone 7

Nokia recently published a new version of its Cinemagraph application that is compatible with its older Lumia devices. Nokia first introduced Cinemagraph last year with the Lumia 920 and 820. It allows Nokia Lumia smartphones to create and share animated GIFs, but was limited to devices running Windows Phone 8. The new version works with […]

Official Announcement Trailer for Ms. Splosion Man

Twisted Pixel is bringing its concussive platformer to several new platforms, including PC (on both Steam and Games for Windows Live), iPhone, iPad, and Windows Phone 7. The porting process is a multi-studio endeavor, requiring the talents of not only Twisted Pixel, but Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose Games, and Panic Button Games as well. The […]

Nokia Lumia 900 to Ship in Europe this June

European retailer Carphone Warehouse has said it will begin offering the Nokia Lumia 900 for pre-order, with an on-sale date set for June. There are no prices listed for the phone yet, which will be Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 7.5 device for much of 2012. In the US, the phone will be an exclusive offering […]

Microsoft Names Mobile Project Execs

Microsoft  elevated two executives to key posts related to mobile operating systems, a move that comes as the software giant races to gain relevancy in smartphones and tablets. Andrew Lees has taken a new role working closely with the Microsoft divisions in charge of Windows Phone software and Windows, which is developing Windows 8, the […]

Windows Phone Xbox Companion App Due December 6th

In addition to the Xbox 360 Live TV features that go live on December 6, Microsoft will launch its Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone​ on the same day. The free app will let users access and control content from the entertainment services available on Xbox Live. Bing will power a search that brings up […]

Distimo Says WP7 Marketplace Is Growing Fast But Still Trailing

The Windows Phone Marketplace has grown quickly in its first year, but is still well behind its peers, Distimo said in a look back on Tuesday. Although it was at about 35,000 apps as of October (40,000 in November), its actual download traffic tops just 131,000 apps a day in the top 300 apps. Apple […]

Gavin Kim Departs Samsung to Lead Microsoft’s Windows Phone

Microsoft’s has poached Samsung’s consumer and enterprise services VP Gavin Kim. The executive confirmed in talking to BGR that he would be the general manager of the Windows Phone team. The move would see him “set the future direction” for the mobile OS. He was enthusiastic about the jump, and saw it as a chance […]

Microsoft Stores Give Free Windows Phones for Spending $499

Microsoft is running a by-one-get-phone-free promotion to get buyers into one of its 14 Microsoft Stores to buy a computer or gaming console. If a customer spends $499 or more, they can also pick up a free Windows phone. The deal is not tied to a specific wireless carrier. Eligible phones appear to be mostly […]

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