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3 years ago

Nokia Windows Phone ad takes over Shopping Center

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Nokia is continuing with the full court press to get the word out about Windows Phone. We've seen ads in the paper, video ads, demo apps to give Symbian owners a chance to try Windows Phone and now humungous display in a local shopping mall.

One of our Secret Agents ran across the display while visiting the Bluewater Shopping Center in Kent (over in the U.K.). Hard to miss the advertisement with all it's bright colors, huge flat screen display and convenient directional arrows to the various wireless carriers in the mall.  We have also been informed that there were Nokia ads displayed on the information kiosks located throughout the Shopping Center.

Curious, for those new to Windows Phone, is the latest ad campaign for the new Windows Phones strong enough to lure you over to the Windows Phone side?

Thanks goes out to Agent62 for taking great risks to capture these photos!

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3 years ago

HTC Titan, Radar take center stage in video series with Jim Gaffigan

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HTC has a series of demo videos over at their YouTube Channel focusing on the Titan and Radar Windows Phones. HTC has teamed up with comedian Jim Gaffigan to add a light-hearted approach to showing off the various features of the new phones and the Windows Phone operating system.

The short videos cover a wide range of topics such as the Games Hub, Office Hub, linked Inbox, Bing Vision and yes, Pie pie charts. There's about sixteen in all and if you're curious about what Windows Phone has to offer, they're worth checking out.

You can find all of the HTC Windows Phone videos here at HTC's YouTube Channel.

Thanks goes out to Robb for the tip!

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3 years ago

Xbox Live: Doodle Jump version 1.3 and Sally's Salon version 1.1 updates

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Game House recently updated two of their Xbox Live titles, and we’ve got the scoop on what’s changed.

First up, Doodle Jump’s version 1.3 update does not bring the new themes (levels) we were promised a while back. But it does take advantage of the Windows Phone Mango update’s removal of the 30 FPS cap, bumping Doodle Jump’s frame rate up to 60FPS. That should make split-second steering a bit easier.

Looking forward, three new themes will definitely come in the next update, which should hit before the end of the year. For more information on Doodle Jump, see our review.

As for Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition, the version 1.1 Mango update brings the following changes:

  • Support for Fast App Switching
  • Fixes to localized About screen
  • Setting the Vibra option to Off now stops vibration during gameplay

Nothing groundbreaking there, but Sally’s Salon was already a very polished time management game. Even guys can have fun with it – see our review for the skinny.

Doodle Jump costs $2.99 and you can get it here on the Marketplace. Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition (which I enjoy more) is $4.99 right here.

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3 years ago

WNM Live - talk to strangers near you using VOIP

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Here's an interesting app, WNM Live (Who's Near Me) is a social networking platform that allows users to engage in voice calls with other Windows Phone users, or people from different platforms. The ability to be anonymous will remind some of Chatroulette, an anonymous video chat site, except with the ability to view profiles and choose people to talk to.

Some of the app highlights include:

  • Free Wi-Fi Phone Calls to other mobile & website users
  • Free Text/Picture Messaging
  • Live Stream where anyone can post
  • View user profiles and photos
  • Always anonymous - if you want to be
  • 2nd place in Microsoft's WP7 App Challenge
  • Available for other mobile platforms, the web, and as a Facebook app

While the features are certainly interesting, it's fairly obvious what a good number of users would use this app for. Then again, it's always nice to meet people around you who share the same interests, in this case it's Windows Phone. Searching users on gender, location and age is available. WNM also came 2nd place in Microsoft's WP7 App Challenge back in June earlier this year. Think of this app as the social side of "...I'm a WP7!", but taken to a more extreme level.

You can download WNM Live from the Marketplace, and check out the official website should you be interested for the experience on a larger screen.

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3 years ago

Microsoft synergy in action: Skype advertising the HTC Radar

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Windows Phone advertisements are popping up all over the place lately. Check out the above ad for the HTC Radar which one of our readers spotted while using Skype.

Seeing as how Skype calling and videoconferencing is coming to Windows Phone later this year and how Microsoft, you know, owns the company, it’s a great example of advertising synergy. If this sort of thing keeps up, Windows Phone may soon achieve brand awareness among the common man - or at least collage artists.

Thanks Zanch for the tip!

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3 years ago

AT&T announces Samsung Focus S and Flash for November 6th

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While we've been waiting for AT&T to finally announce some dates for their new Windows Phone Mango lineup, it looks to be real close. Like next week close.

On the official AT&T Facebook page, it was announced that the Samsung Focus S ($199.99) and Focus Flash ($99.99) will be available starting November 6th--hooray!

Of course the HTC Titan is left off of that list, presumably because the big guy is still getting ready (it's tough being that large, they need extra big ships to get 'em over here from Taiwan we hear).

The Samsung Focus S, featuring a gorgeous 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen, super thin and light body, a 1.5GHz CPU with 8MP rear and 1.3MP cameras is sure to impress and makes a worthy successor to the original Samsung Focus. And that Focus Flash ain't no slouch either.

The AT&T annoucment looks ideally time for that NYC launch party going on the next day, no?

Source: AT&T Facebook; Thanks, James G., for the heads up!

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 710 with T-Mobile bands passes FCC

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We saw the Lumia 710 listed on the US Nokia site the other day. Some sites reported that this was just for information purposes only and did not mean the Lumia 710 was headed to the US anytime soon.

While that may still be the case, it is curious to see a Lumia 710 soar through the United States FCC sporting the T-Mobile-unique 3G 1700 band (as well as 850 and 1900 ones). The device cleared on September 26th with results posted on October 24th. It comes with an A/C and USB adapters and headphones, all of which were looked at by the FCC.

We know it's the Lumia 710 because Nokia refers to it as "QMNRM-809" for the FCC ID in all documents. If we look at Nokia's Declaration of Conforimity in Europe for the Lumia 710, you'll notice"RM-809" is used interchangeably with "Nokia 710.1".

So, will T-Mo be getting this? Signs point to yes, but we've seen devices get FCC approval before and never launched. Nothing is set in stone, but it's a decent sign at least. Let the leaks begin!

Source: FCC; Thanks, Zsolt B., for the links!

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3 years ago

Samsung Omnia 7 on Three UK gets Tethering update

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Good news for Samsung Omnia 7 owners on the Three UK network, we have Internet sharing! An update has been rolled out from Samsung that enables the tethering setting to be manipulated. Users can now create a small network for up to five connections, using mobile data. Simply plug your handset into Zune and update to take full advantage of the tethering capabilities.

Thanks Jay for the tip!

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3 years ago

Halloween Costume Contest: Email us a photo of you in costume with a Windows Phone and you could win!

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Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Costume Contest!


submit your costume + phone/tablet photos to halloween@mobilenations.com

With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, we know a lot of you will be out this weekend in costume getting your party on. So to celebrate Halloween and the official launch of our new Mobile Nations network branding, we thought we'd have some fun with a cross-site mobile device + costume contest.

Details after the break!

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3 years ago

gMaps Pro goes Mango with compass support and more

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gMaps Pro is our go-to app when we want some Google services on our Windows Phone (since Google is evidently too busy fixing Android to make WP7 apps). We've been waiting on a Mango update for a few weeks now and developer Alexy Strakh has not dissapointed.

New features in v1.12 include:

  • Compass support (shows what direction you're facing)
  • Latitude background agent
  • New bicycle layer
  • Ability to hide buttons on the map
  • Public transportation quick access
  • Contact database access--now you can route a contact's address directly

Having Latitude update automatically in the background is a great addition, finally making this a true Google Latitude app. The compass feature makes it that much more useful (why Bing Maps doesn't do this, we have no idea). So overall, this is a great app that keeps getting better.

You can pick up the ad-free "Pro" version for $1.99 (our choice) here or the ad-supported free version here in the Marketplace.

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3 years ago

ImageWind triumphantly returns to the Marketplace with a Mango update

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Going back to late 2010, there was a minor controversy with an app called ImageWind. The app was removed from the Marketplace because it pulls live images from Twitter, randomly, in an uncensored way. What it meant was there was a possibility that non-family safe images would appear, thus offending some users and as it happens, violating the Marketplace rules.

In short, it was the first example of "app censoring" that Windows Phone experienced.

Now, the app has returned with version 1.2. So what's new? For one, it has Mango support, so you get some fast-app switching. You also get a "Safe Mode" option to show/hide potentially non-safe images (from our experience, you rarely see anything dirty on Twitter anyways).

It's a cool app, we suppose. Very voyeuristic. Too bad it doesn't support landscape mode, as that'd be ideal for a desktop screensaver.

You can pick up ImageWind for free in the Marketplace right here. Thanks, Kalet, for the heads up

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3 years ago

Microsoft holding Windows Phone event in NYC on Nov 7th--we'll be there

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Looks like Microsoft will have a big day on November 7th as a new "invite only" flyer is making the rounds. The invite promises a "backstage" event with Windows Phone celebs Andy Lees, Joe Belfiore and we hear even Brand Watson will be there in addition to a "host of partners".

While we can't share what Microsoft has planned exactly, we can tell you that WPCentral has an invite, meaning what ever happens, we'll be there covering it as only the best Windows Phone site can. But seeing as the focus (pun alert!) is on AT&T devices, perhaps we'll be seeing that carrier announcing some release dates and prices.

What's more, November 7th is also the same night as that NYC Windows Phone party for the public. Coincidence? Certainly not. Of course, we'll be there too covering that event, so if you're attending, make sure you say "hi".

via: Pocketnow

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3 years ago

HTC Ultimate Brazil advertisement

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HTC Ultimate Brazil advertisement

We've just been made aware of the above advertisement in Brazil, which effectively promotes the HTC Ultimate (Titan). Fabio Castro walks us through how the beast handset lights up his life. "The big screen turns on and my imagination wakes up", more like the big screen wakes up and you feel like you're carrying a futuristic screen around and not a phone. It's a great advert nonetheless and further proves HTC's dedication to promote Windows Phone.

Thanks Lucas for the tip!

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Folders for Mango released [Homebrew]

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The team over at Windows Phone Hacker has reached a point in the development of Folders where the app is ready for its first release. We recently covered a quick demonstration on how the app works, as well as earlier announcements. The project was started with the single aim in cleaning up "ugly" homebrew applications in the start menu and placing them in configurable folders. Now, the public is demanding a try.

Before we begin with the steps to install and use the app, there are some requirements you need to be aware of:

  • Developer/ChevronWP7 unlocked phone.
  • Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Limitations are present as the Folders Config desktop application is required to alter folders and insert apps. These are:

  • You need a desktop every time you want to adjust your folders
  • You need to either manually add the applications (homebrew, for example) or search for them in the Marketplace.

The app is pretty much "what you saw is what you'll get" should you have viewed the quick demo, but feedback in the homebrew community has been positive and the app is still in early stages. Ready to begin organising tiles, etc.? Good stuff, head on past the break for the steps and video.

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3 years ago

HTC taking over the Metro newspaper

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HTC taking over the Metro newspaper

We've previously covered HTC advertising in Metro, a popular British newspaper, but it's now extreme. The newspaper offers an advertiser the opportunity to purchase the front and back pages. HTC has now taken not only a full page inside the paper, but the Radar is the first image you see when picking it from the stand.

The Metro newspaper is often read by commuters to and from work, which may prove to be effective audience targeting since businessmen would benefit more with Windows Phone than an iPhone or equivalent Android handset. While it may sound silly, it's fitting that the newspaper shares the same name as the UI.

Kudos to Jay for the images!

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