When Nokia showed off its new Windows Phone wares at Nokia World last week, we all wondered if the software features shown off would arrive on other devices. Well, the answer appears to be “kinda.” The most interesting Nokia app was the turn-by-turn Nokia Maps, and other Windows Phone 7 devices will get access, but without voice navigation.
If you’ve ever spent any time playing an RPG or RTS of any kind, you know the biggest learning curve is figuring out what items or materials you need to build that sweet piece of gear your buddy carries around. The different combinations, tools, and techniques required by different games can also add to the confusion. The reality is learning the build tree in a particular game is the key to your survival and is the biggest obstacle between you and world domination.
Nokia's officially back in the smartphone game. The Finnish phone maker announced the launch of its Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 devices at Nokia World, the first Nokia smartphones powered by Windows Phone, and according to company CEO Stephon Elop, "Lumia is the first Windows Phones" period. Those are big words coming from Nokia, do these phones have the moxie to back them up?
Are you a mover and a shaker? What’s that, you’re not sure? If you were on Klout, there wouldn’t be any doubt in your mind. The service keeps track of your activity across the social networks and assigns you a numerical score that lets you know, basically, whether you’re hot or you’re not. If you’ve got Klout, you might get a Mango-packing Windows Phone, too; Microsoft’s giving away 500 of the devices – along with passes to VIP launch parties – through the Klout Perks rewards program.
Windows Phone 7 is one of our favorite mobile platforms, and the Mango update brings some core functionality that was missing in the original release. With all of the new features and tools, there is a minor learning curve, but this list of tips will get you using Mango like a pro in no time. We’ll go through many of the individual apps and utilities that you are familiar with in Windows Phone 7, and show you the new enhancements that can make your life easier.
Frequent business travelers are always looking for ways to lessen the pain caused by air travel these days. Streamlining the check-in process is a huge area of focus for jetsetters, and there are many methods of accomplishing this task. Fly Delta is an application for Windows Phone 7 that aids you in making the business of flying less painful.
Location based services are making a huge push due to the overwhelming popularity of mobile devices. Social networks consume location data on a regular basis whether it's Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare. Another niche that relies heavily on geography is location based search.
Poynt is a location based search tool that allows you to quickly and easily search for local restaurants, movie theaters, gas stations, or people.
In an interview with The Seattle Times, Andy Lee, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone division, took a few potshots at the competition while talking up his company's Mango platform. Mango, or Windows Phone 7.5, was introduced to some existing Windows Phone users last month and introduces 500 new features. But is it better than the competition?
We know what you’re thinking: Ebay? Really? Obviously readers of this site are familiar with the auction mega-site, even if you don’t use it on principal. Ebay’s selection as App of the Week has a lot to do with their use of new capabilities offered by the Mango update for Windows Phone. For those that are fans of both Windows Phone and Ebay (yes, all three of you), the Ebay app is a thing of beauty.
As outlined in Microsoft's 2011 Proxy Statement, company CEO Steve Ballmer will collect $682,500 in bonus pay, the same as his annual salary and equal to half of the maximum bonus pay he could have received. A variety of factors played a role in Ballmer not receiving the full bonus amount, including lower than expected sales of Windows Phone 7, a 2 percent dip in Windows and Windows Live Division, and the need for further progress in new form factors.