In a bid to win over more developers, Microsoft is offering up a new app migration tool to make it easier to port over iOS apps to the Windows Phone 7 platform. The new API Mapping Tool lets iOS coders take programming calls and translate them to the equivalent classes, methods, and notification events in Windows Phone 7.
Renderings purported to be upcoming HTC devices have been leaked today on Chinese website xda.cn. The first of the series is the HTC Ignite, which is slated as a Windows Phone 7 handset featuring a smooth and sleek form factor similar to the HTC Thunderbolt but slightly more rounded along the edges. And, the buttons towards the bottom of the touchscreen are limited to three for an even cleaner look.
Apple's iPad 2 has apparently kicked off some deep, internal soul-searching among rivals; Samsung has already given a public shudder, and now HP, ASUS and Acer are all believed to be shaking up their slate development. According to DigiTimes' sources, HP is considering shifting Touchpad 2 development from its handheld division to its notebook team, in the hope that a more enterprise-centric successor to the HP Touchpad will fare better in the market.
There are rumors that Microsoft could have its first offering of Windows 8 operating system by the end of June, which is Microsoft’s fiscal year end. The design is specifically for tablets and the new interface is rumored to take hints from Apple and parts of the Metro interface found in Windows Phone 7.
Back at the end of January Fujitsu offered up a video on YouTube where it talked about the new Q550 Slate computer and said that the machine was as obvious as a hammer. Fujitsu is now offering up more details on the Q550 including a price and the launch window along with full specs.
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