Consider this Microsoft’s ultimate blessing, or merely a way to guarantee household name recognition. Whatever the case, the company’s next-gen Apollo OS is not only powering HTC’s newest mobile movement, it’s also the headliner. That’s right, as clunky as it may initially seem, Windows Phone 8X is the official moniker of the OEM’s brightly hued flagship series, an alphabetical denomination that puts it on premium standing with the One X line. And thanks to the loosened spec restraints made possible by WP8, this modern-minded, unibodied beaut reps a 4.3-inch [...]
Skype mobile development team from Microsoft has released Skype for Windows Phone beta app, which is free for download via Windows Market Place.
“Make and receive voice/video calls and instant messages to anyone else using Skype, whether on a Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Mac, PC or television.
Use your Skype account for free at home, at work, or on-the-go (WiFi connection or mobile data plan required).”
Skype beta for Windows Phone is compatible with Windows Phone 7.5 or higher.
Download Skype for Windows Phone Beta App
Skype for Windows Phone Beta App Demo Video
Facebook for Windows is updated with new features and available for download via Windows Phone Marketplace. Facebook v2.3 for Windows new features are listed below.
News feed performance improvements
New panorama design.
New profile design.
Download Facebook v2.3 for Windows
Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone is out there for developers which was a project of Microsoft’s Channel 9 but later picked up by developer Den Delimarsky.
Visual Studio Achievements is a free app which allows developers to track their achievements, compare and share their scores with friends etc.
You can find Visual Studio Achievements detail on Channel 9 and Den blog.
Download Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone
Microsoft interoperability team has released Amazon Web Services (AWS) SDK for Windows Phone which is in beta and its a part of Microsoft‘s open source project. This SDK will help developers to quickly integrate Windows Phone apps with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services).
According to Director of Business Development for Amazon Web Service:
“Our approach with AWS is to provide developers with choice and flexibility to build applications the way they want and give them unlimited storage, bandwidth and computing resources, while paying only for what they use. We welcome Windows Phone [...]
Facebook has released updated Facebook for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, with some new features like expended list of events for tile notifications and addition of new elements to pin on home screen.
Facebook app for Windows Phone 7.5 is available free for download via Windows Marketplace.
Download Facebook v2.2 for Windows Phone 7.5
Since late last year, Windows Phone 7 has captured the minds of many users, both for its attractive looks and deep integration with Microsoft’s services. Yet, many might still be using services outside Microsoft’s umbrella, such as Google Talk. If you’ve been struggling for a way to use Google’s instant messaging service on your new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device, Gchat is the perfect app for you.
There are two types of instant messaging clients: those that you’d likely only use one due to their painful-to-use user interface and lackluster features, and those that fit their host OS, as [...]
We reported that the next big update of Windows Phone 7, commonly known as ‘Mango’, could ship as early as September 1st. Now, the final build of Mango, which was allegedly finalized last month, has been unexpectedly leaked to the public and is now available for download.
The just-leaked RTM build’s version number is 7.10.7720.68 and can indeed be downloaded by any current Windows Phone 7 user out there, whether they’re currently on NoDo or a previous build of Mango, although the latest version of the Zune client (4.8.2134.0) will be required. A forum post over at XDA-Developers contains [...]
Canon’s latest crop of IXUS compacts continues to target fashion-conscious photographers who don’t want to compromise on features, with the new 12.1mp IXUS 310 HS replacing the 10mp 300 HS.
While the latest model may not look all that different to its predecessor, it packs in a glut of upgraded features, including a higher resolution back-illuminated CMOS sensor, wider 24mm 4.4x optical zoom lens with Image Stabilisation, larger 3.2in LCD with a significantly higher resolution (461,000-dots compared to 230,000) and Full HD movie recording – an improvement over the 300 HS’ [...]
Microsoft has made its third big Windows Phone Mango announcement of the last 24 hours with the latest being a “more complete” release of the app SDK to developers.
Earlier on Wednesday we learned that the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T will be the first handset to boast Mango, featuring a 13.2mp camera, 32GB internal storage and an 800x480p, 3.7-inch display.
Yesterday Microsoft revealed it had finished work on the long-awaited OS upgrade and had handed the completed build over to manufacturers.
Now app developers have got their chance to get cracking on creating new and exciting applications [...]