Nokia has bet its future on Windows Phone 7, but before CEO Steven Elop has a chance to prove that he isn’t just jumping from one burning platform to the next, he still has several challenges to overcome. Chief among them is a massive workforce that up until now, the company has maintained despite quarter after quarter of market share losses. Analysts knew Nokia couldn’t keep it up forever, and were not surprised to hear that the company is announcing over 3,500 layoff’s that will target manufacturing, location and commerce, as well as administrative staff.
Digital versions of traditional analog media have revolutionized the way we consume content. Whether it is e-books, mp3s, or HDTV; digital media has become the norm. The increase in bandwidth across traditional broadband as well as cellular networks has increased the availability of streaming content dramatically.
TuneIn Radio is an app that makes thousands of Internet Radio streams available to your Windows Phone.
In conjunction with the launch of Windows Phone 7.5 Microsoft has updated windowsphone.com. The new site includes a web-based Marketplace for Windows Phone that allows you to browse and purchase apps from any PC without the need for software.
Windows Phone users will be happy to know that Microsoft has announced the 7.5 update (aka Mango) will be heading to phones starting today. Users will be alerted to the update's availability by a notification appearing on their phone, and will be directed to connect their device to their PC to install the update. Microsoft has stated that all Windows Phone devices will receive the 7.5 update, though some device-specific updates may be slightly delayed.
From music videos to sports clips to hilarious, albeit questionable, viral videos, YouTube is a staple of internet entertainment. Well, the videos may be dumb, but easyTube is the smartest way yet to bring YouTube content to your WP7 smartphone.
AVG is going to have to rethink its mobile application strategy if it wants its security app reinstated in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Microsoft removed the security software vendor's app from the Marketplace after learning that it might be harvesting a bit too much information from users and sending data back to AVG's servers.
Windows Phone 7 is one of the better mobile platforms for getting work done. Microsoft’s Exchange, SharePoint, and Office products are all integrated into Windows Phone 7 to some level. Strangely though Microsoft left out a business tool that can be integral to managing your daily schedule, this being some sort of task management or to-do list utility.
The aptly-named Tasks for Windows Phone 7 is a task management application for your Windows Phone.
Internet Chat is still one of the top methods of instantaneous communication between multiple parties. Chat junkies who have been using mobile devices for a while will be familiar with IM+ by Shape Services. IM+ has been one of the leaders in mobile chat software for a very long time, and is this week's Windows Phone 7 App of the Week.
Here at Maximum PC, we adhere to a few simple maxims: Make it faster! Be thorough. And keep things as simple as possible.
Adhering to that philosophy, we'd like to present to you a mega-ultra-laser-shark mix and mash of features we've published these past couple of months, including some of our favorite websites, Windows Phone 7 aps, and Chrome and browser add-ons that you've been seeing grace the pages of our site recently. Because, after all, we wouldn't want you guys to have to dig around for all these yourselves. Remember. We keep it simple, just for you.
Every once in a while you will come across a game that is simple, yet has all the ingredients to be a completely addicting diversion. Such games are perfect for mobile platforms because they don’t require an unreasonable amount of horsepower, nor are the controls typically over the top or difficult to master.
ORB, by PalladiumPower, is one such game, and our Windows Phone 7 App of the Week.