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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zunepass To Be Made Available In More Countries

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.wpcentral.com/zune-pass-...eyond-us-and-uk

"Joe Belfiore (Corporate Vice President of WP) mentioned, while enjoying the Mango Twitter integration, that there are plans in the works to expand the Zune services along with speech and more."

According to a tweet by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, Zunepass and a few other Windows Phone 7 services will soon be available in a few more countries. This is good new as Windows Phone adoption rate hasn't exactly been stellar. Hopefully the availability of more Windows Phone 7 services in additional countries will be able to spur more interest in the platform.

For you users that are not in the US/UK, what services would you like to see?


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Windows Phones Arriving on October 6

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC News" @ 07:20 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/wi...ctober-6th.aspx

"In just five weeks, you'll have a bunch of new Windows phones to choose from. But before we show you some of the cool, new phones that will be coming out, I want to explain how we're trying to make phones even better with Windows. When we started work on Windows phones, we met with people all over the world who were likely to buy a smartphone and talked with them about what's important to them in their phone. Looking at the U.S. market, for example, we found that about 15 million people in the next year will buy a new smartphone. Of the people we talked to, 74% listed productivity as the top feature they value in their smartphone. We took this feedback to heart, making the user interface more touch friendly and improving notifications and updates from e-mail, text and calendar items."

The post at The Windows Blog goes on to mention that "most people who carry a Windows phone don't realize it's running Windows Mobile", which is interesting, yet not that all surprising. We're in a time now when the iPhone and Android handsets are dominating headlines, and device manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung work around the clock to develop UIs that mask many of Windows Mobile's less-than-desirable qualities. You would think that Microsoft would do anything to promote its brand, and urge its partners to do the same, so that quoted statement almost comes across as an admission that a lot more needs to be done to increase public awareness of Windows Mobile.

There's now the chance to do just that with Windows Mobile 6.5, starting with a new and improved look (honeycomb haters will disagree), a new name for its devices (all hail the "Windows phones"), and a host of partners (listed below) to kick off the show. Mark October 6 on your calendar, because that's when we'll be able to get our grubby hands on a wide range of Windows phones to suit our varied tastes, needs, price points, and geeky pleasures.

  • North America: (Mobile Operators) AT&T, Bell Mobility, Sprint, TELUS and Verizon Wireless; (Phone Manufacturers) HP, HTC Corp., LG Electronics, Samsung and Toshiba Corp.
  • Europe: (Mobile Operators) Orange, Deutsche Telekom AG and Vodafone Group Plc; (Phone Manufacturers) Acer, HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba
  • Latin America: (Mobile Operators) TIM Brazil; (Phone Manufacturers) HTC, LG Electronics and Samsung
  • Asia Pacific: (Mobile Operators) NTT DOCOMO Inc., SOFTBANK Mobile Corp., SK Telecom, Telstra and WILLCOM Inc.; (Phone Manufacturers) Acer Inc., HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba


Sunday, February 22, 2009

HTC Promises Touch Pro2 Will Be Available In All Major Markets

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC News" @ 10:30 PM

http://twitter.com/htc/status/1231850636

With the backlash from the Touch HD incident probably still fresh in their minds, the folks at HTC saw it fit to promise the Touch Pro2 to all major markets, including North America. So, to those of you who were denied a Touch HD, is this any consolation?


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