Windows Phone 7 Series

The Daily Slash: December 20 2010

The Daily Slash: December 20 2010

Be amazed as Philip Berne lays down a connection between Tron and FB in an article called Facebook on the Job, while Don Reisinger delivers a bit of knowledge on home socialization in an article called Netflix: The Savior of Living Room Entertainment? Next, take a peek at Motorola talking smack about iPad and Galaxy Tab. After that, marvel as the Notion Ink Adam floodgates open! Take a video look at the Eden UI, then take a walk through another video of Notion Ink Adam as driven by Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan. Have a glance at a review of the Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type and a Griffin Elan Passport Galaxy Tab Case, see Android's security team proclaim “Openness,” not “Rooting”, and finally take a peek at a rumor (and subsequent official comment) about Nokia Windows Phone 7 phones in 2011. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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The Daily Slash: November 19 2010

The Daily Slash: November 19 2010

It's a [FEATURED] fantasy today! We've got columns and special posts by the barrel-full, and you're gonna love em! First thing in the morning we got a pre-noon delivery from the FedEx truck - what did the FedEx man bring for us to unbox and get our hands on? A NOOKcolor, fresh off the factory line! Then we write a couple of columns: one on the raging state of the Tablets market, and one on the current quick-paced state of political news. Then Josh Marinacci says webOS will be available soon for ALL Palm devices, there's a White iPhone 4 sale in China, and the feature stream begins. Last night our man Vince was at PEPCOM and brought back video demos of Gorilla Glass, a three screen monitor from Samsung, and a NOOKcolor. Finally (there's more?!) the last installment of Evan's Week with the HTC HD7 is up - Xbox LIVE! All this and even MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Glitch Allows XAP Package Download: Viewable Application Source Code For All

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Glitch Allows XAP Package Download: Viewable Application Source Code For All

At this very moment, it is possible for any Joe Schmo to go over to Microsoft's server and download all of Windows Phone 7 XAP application packages without the need of a WP7 device or Zune Desktop software. This is possible because Zune software uses ATOM XML feed to grab application info, so it's just a matter of diving into the code to find the XAP package address and download it directly. Once you've got the XAP package of an application, you can simply unzip it and have your way with all of that app's assets and resources - including the source code of the app with the use of Reflector (a debugger for lots of nasty projects.)

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The Daily Slash: November 10 2010

The Daily Slash: November 10 2010

What a frajabulous day of revealing leaks, first looks, and yes, HAX. There were not one, but TWO sightings of Droid 2 functionalities in the wild. The myTouch 4G was blessed with a Permaroot, and that brand new Android-to-iPhone port was granted a no-computer install and activation. Then to rather peek-a-boo moments: a Sharp ISO1 Unboxing and a Hustler app for Android. Apple tops the holiday want-lists (is anyone surprised?), the SlashGear Pad and Quill iPad case giveaway winner is revealed, and Nintendo wants to own "It's On Like Donkey Kong!" All this and some lovely FEATURES coming your way today, on The Daily Slash!

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has Nearly 2,000 Apps and Games

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has Nearly 2,000 Apps and Games

This news is bigtime, especially considering the mark they set for themselves in Early October at only 1,000. Marketplace is now fully open to submissions from all of their 13,000 registered developers in 30 supporting markets. This is all certainly due in no small part to the program kicked off in early October encouraging developers to get to work creating lovely apps for WP7 devices worldwide.

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The Scoop on Microsoft’s 2010 Professional Developer Conference

The Scoop on Microsoft’s 2010 Professional Developer Conference

Welcome to the 2010 Professional Developer Conference, aka PDC, from whens we've got a few bits of info on Windows Phone 7 for you. PDC2010 was kicked off with a keynote speech by Steve Ballmer and Scott Guthrie that said some very nice things about Windows Phone 7's investment in the WP7 development community. They know that these developers can make or break the whole project, so they've done a few things to help them finish up their first round of WP7 apps: hint: free stuff.

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The Daily Slash: October 20th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 20th 2010

Welcome to one giant jungle cat of a Daily Slash, so wild and crazy I keep calling it the daily Slasher in my head. Two giant bits of news hit at once: the Back to the Mac event and the release of Windows Phone 7 handsets (hint: we've got three of em to look at!) Plus a whole torrent of other wonderful and fabulous bits of news that'd otherwise be big but was sort of CRUSHED by those two big guns. Shall we? Let's begin!

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Windows Phone 7 Handsets Released into the Wild in New Zealand

Windows Phone 7 Handsets Released into the Wild in New Zealand

As you may well know, at any given point in the day, it's late enough in the day that it's already a completely different day on the other side of the world. Right now, it's October 21st in New Zealand, which can mean one one thing: there's a dude who has seen Lord of the Rings more than 50 times, and now he is able to purchase a Windows phone 7 handset. He is so very happy about this, and the people selling it to him seem joyous as well.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Series is Missing Copy and Paste

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Series is Missing Copy and Paste

It can't be all rosy, now can it? Despite the plethora of news coming out of MIX10 yesterday, we were definitely expecting some kind of shade to come over the glowing press the mobile Operating System was getting. Here it is, folks. It looks like Microsoft is not including Copy and Paste into the Windows Phone 7 Series suite of features. We know, we know. This sounds brutally reminiscent of another company's antics over the past couple years, but let's not look at it like that.

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Microsoft Interview Explains Development Process, Applications, and Updates

Microsoft Interview Explains Development Process, Applications, and Updates

There's no doubt that with the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, that things are changing for Microsoft in the mobile market. They've decided to revamp everything, and that means the development process is getting a major face-lift as well. While they're hoping that the main stay of developers from previous version of Windows Mobile will stick around, they also want to make it perfectly clear that new developers can take full advantage of the new Silverlight development process. In the interview we conducted, we learned that Microsoft agrees with everyone else, in that the development process is just as important as the hardware and software, to the survival and success of Windows Phone 7 Series. We also learned how applications will be distributed, upgraded, and everything else in between. Oh, and we find out that some dreams are certainly going to be dashed.

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