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Windows Phone 7 News, New Mobile Resources Include Google Buzz

Word has it that Windows Phone 7 could come as early as October. That would be nice to see. In addition to a few Windows Phone tidbits this week, I’ll point you to some new mobile resources.


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Rumored Windows Phone 7 Devices, Microsoft's Vision, More on 4G Phone Speeds

Sprint’s 4G phone came out last week, and reviews are appearing. We’ll look a bit more at this phone even though it’s not Windows Mobile because it harbingers the 4G speeds that will eventually be available to you on Windows Phone 7 devices. Also, this week we’ll look more closely at Kin Studio, since it shows so clearly the direction that Microsoft is headed with its mobile devices. But first we’ll begin with some rumors about forthcoming Windows Phone 7 devices.


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Samsung Windows Phone 7 Demo; Reviews and Demos of 4G Phones

The big question is whether Microsoft will ever be able to catch up, given the popularity of the iPhone and the Android onslaught. This week we’ll look at the optimistic projection 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold in 2011. And I’ll point you to a demo of a forthcoming Samsung device running Windows Phone 7 and other related news. And We’ll also continue our look at the arrival of 4G data speeds for smartphones, including demos of the first phone that can take advantage of the new 4G network.


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More Kin/Windows Phone 7 News; Higher Network Speeds Imminent

The Kin phone seems to be striking a chord with the intended audience, and this week I’ll point you to some further info about these new devices. I’ll also point you to more info on Windows Phone 7. And I want to begin touching on the new, faster network speeds that are being rolled out.


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Freebies from Microsoft; Early Users Like Kin Phones

The buzz online among the young people the Kin phone is targeting is that they like it. A lot. Plus, there’s an interesting tidbit that the Kin and Windows Phone 7 platforms will merge in the future. In addition to Kin news, this week I’ll point you to a couple of Microsoft’s latest freebies for your phone.


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Reviews of Microsoft “Kin” Phones

Microsoft’s new Kin phones are now available for order, and early reviews are starting to appear. The Kin isn’t Windows Mobile or Windows Phone 7, but I think it clearly shows the direction that Microsoft is headed. This week we’ll discuss that, and I’ll point you to the reviews.


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Major Updates to Great Freebies; More on New Devices

There’s been so much hardware news that we’ve neglected software. This week I want to point you to a new version of Google Maps (free) that adds voice search. Plus a new version of the free web browser Opera Mini that’s now native to Windows. I’ll also point you to more news about Microsoft’s new Kin phones and Windows Phone 7.


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Dell's Forthcoming Windows Phone 7 Device!!!

News about the Dell Lightning, a forthcoming Windows Phone 7 device, was leaked last week. And it looks hot! I also want to point to a number of other WP7 tidbits, including videos of the Office suite. But first we’ll start by noting the 10th anniversary of the Pocket PC.


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More on Microsoft’s Kin Phones, Review of T-Mobile HD2

Microsoft stirred things up last week with its Kin phone, and some very helpful articles and video demos have appeared. Again, I’m impressed with the vision behind this product. Also, this week I’ll note a review of the T-Mobile HTC HD2, as well as of the HTC HD Mini. And I’ll point to an interesting article about the lack of multitasking in the forthcoming Windows Phone 7.


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Microsoft Announces Two New Microsoft-Branded Phones

The big news is that at a press event yesterday Microsoft announced two new phones that will be out soon, confirming ongoing rumors — and marking Microsoft’s entry into the hardware market. This week I’ll give you some details of these two phones, plus point you to a giveaway.


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Microsoft Updates “My Phone” Service; Windows Phone 7 and HD2 Videos

Microsoft’s My Phone is a great free service for backing up your phone, and now it’s just gotten better. This week I’ll also point you to more videos and news about Windows Phone 7 and T-Mobile’s HD2, as well as news about a couple new devices.


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T-Mobile HD2 Sells Out in 4 Hours; More Windows Phone 7 Videos

T-Mobile’s HD2 sold like hotcakes last week, selling out in four hours. This week I’ll give you a bit more information about this device, as well as more videos of Windows Phone 7, and some tidbits about the forthcoming Verizon LG VS750.


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Videos Galore: T-Mobile HD2 and Windows Phone 7 Series

T-Mobile’s long-anticipated HD2 will be available tomorrow, March 24, and videos of it are starting to surface. This week I’ll point you to a couple of those, but more important, I’ll point you to a bunch of exciting videos of Windows Phone 7 Series that appeared last week in conjunction with a developers conference.


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Windows Phone 7 Hardware, Gaming, More

A lot of information continues to come out about Windows Phone 7 Series, much of it from last week’s Global Developer Conference. More of the hardware specs have come to light, and Microsoft gave developers a good taste of the gaming potential. This week I’ll offer up some of this info, including links to videos from GDC discussing the Xbox Live features and gaming potential.


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Windows Phone 7 Won’t Run Old Apps, Won’t Work on Current Phones

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Shocking news this past week about the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 Series. Not only will it not run current apps, but also current phones such as the forthcoming HTC HD2 from T-Mobile may not be upgradeable. This week, I’ll point you to more information about this, as well as additional detail about Windows Phone 7 and videos of this software in action.


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Windows Phone 7 Form Factor, HTC HD Mini

It seems odd to talk about a specific Windows Phone 7 Series form factor, since Windows Mobile devices have typically had a fair amount of variety. But apparently Microsoft will exert much tighter control of chassis design this next round. This week I’ll point you to some info regarding the chassis design as well as more discussion of this forthcoming Wndows Phone software. And I’ll note info on the newly announced HTC HD Mini.


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More on Windows Phone 7, T-Mobile HD2

Lots of detail came out last week about Windows Phone 7, so I thought I’d pass some of that along, including links to videos. Plus, there’s a new version of Windows Marketplace for Mobile. And this week I wanted to note the latest on the T-Mobile HD2, the highly anticipated device with a 4.3-inch screen.


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Windows Phone 7 Announced — Demo Videos Show Interface

Windows Mobile 7 was announced on Sunday, and yesterday was highlighted at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with some of the lucky attendees getting a hands-on experience of this new software. This week I want to point you to some of the demo videos and other information. In my column next week I’ll recap some of the other news.


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Watching Movies on Your Phone, Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Arrives

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 is now starting to arrive, with the release of two new phones. This week I want to point you to information about these new devices, but will first note some good how-to information about converting videos for your Windows Phone as well as watching Amazon Unbox movies on your device.


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More Windows Mobile 7, Dual Boot Android/Windows Mobile, Freebie

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Microsoft has now confirmed a Windows Mobile 7 announcement at Mobile World Congress later this month. This week I want to point you to specs and news about WM 7 and the HD2, as well as the interesting development of the ability to dual boot Windows Mobile and Android. And I want to note the great AP Mobile freebie.


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