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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Rainy Sunday? Play with the Windows 7 Emulator CTP

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 11:00 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/wp...tp-refresh.aspx

"Beginning today you can download the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh (WPDT CTP) from http://developer.windowsphone.com, which means you can now build Windows Phone 7 apps on the final release of Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010). While this update is primarily intended to enable development using the final release of VS2010 there are a few new things here too."

If it's raining on your Sunday, you may want to use the extra time to check out the CTP Refresh of the Windows Phone Developer tools, especially the new Windows Phone 7 OS image for the emulator. After all, it's already been unlocked which gives you a peek at the newest versions of Office and other parts of the OS. Not a bad weekend day spent for developers and aficionados alike.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Opera Makes Mobile Development Easier

Posted by Darius Wey in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.opera.com/developer/tools/

"Opera is making mobile Web testing even easier with today's Labs release of Opera Mobile for Windows, Linux and Mac computers. Developers can now install a full version of Opera Mobile, as well as the Opera Widgets Mobile Emulator, and test Web sites from the comfort of their desktop computers. With Opera Mobile running on the desktop, developers are relieved of investing time and money in multiple phones for testing. Opera Mobile allows developers to resize the application easily to emulate the wide variety of mobile screen sizes. The Opera Widgets Mobile Emulator similarly helps developers test their mobile widgets directly from their computers. Both these applications can be used in tandem with Opera Dragonfly, significantly lowering the barrier to mobile debugging."

Mobile development testing in Opera Mobile just got a little easier, thanks to the release of Opera Mobile and the Opera Widgets Mobile Emulator for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It's a free download, so what are you waiting for?


Friday, March 19, 2010

pocketnow.com Shoots In-Depth Video of Hacked Emulator

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 01:22 PM

http://pocketnow.com/software-1/win...e-xbox-and-more

I'm sure this isn't how Microsoft wanted to show off most of Windows phone 7 - in a broken, dysfunctional emulator-based way - but they put out an emulator with this functionality, opting to hide some of the functions, so it's not surprising that someone figured this out. Check out the video for more of what Windows phone 7 is all about, though keep in mind this is unfinished software.


WP7 Simulator Unlocked. New Features Discovered (including Voice Control)

Posted by Eriq Cook in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.techau.tv/blog/10-minute...unlocked-video/

"Many of us who tried out the Windows Phone 7 simulator were disappointed to discover the simulator didn’t contain a lot of the functionality that was being shown off at Mix10. It turns out Dan Ardelean has published a modified or ‘unlocked’ version of the simulator that contains virtually everything that was displayed. The front page is now full of apps that work, the settings menu is a long list of options for those apps."

Australian tech site, techAU.tv, recently posted two video simulations of WP7. The first video (about 10 minutes) shows different apps in action, while the second video goes through many of the settings screens.

One item that stood out to me was a Speech setting. I was worried if VoiceCommand may not make in WP7 (at least at launch) and was pleasantly surprised when I saw a Speech Settings option under General Settings (near beginning of second video).

While Microsoft hasn't officially announced that voice control will be available in WP7 (they may obviously still be working on it), I now have hope that this feature will make it at launch.

Hit the Read link for the videos and let us know your thoughts. What stands out to you?


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Microsoft Updates Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images; Includes Internet Explorer Mobile 6

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&displaylang=en

"Windows Mobile 6.1.4 includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6, a full-featured browser for Windows Mobile devices that brings the same high-quality browsing experience to the user as desktop browsers. Internet Explorer Mobile 6 supports desktop-quality rendering and has the best compliance support of all versions of Internet Explorer on a Windows Mobile device to date. Several new features and improved support allows users to complete tasks quickly and easily."

Microsoft has updated its Windows Mobile emulator images to 6.1.4. This release includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6 - which isn't exactly a stellar upgrade to this infamous browser, but a welcome one nonetheless. For a list of new features, check the Windows Mobile Team Blog.

These images will appeal most to developers. For the end-users reading this, you know the drill: if you want Internet Explorer Mobile 6 on your device, you'll have to wait and hope that your respective OEM or carrier feels ever-so-generous and blesses you with an update.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Microsoft Releases Windows Mobile 6.1 Localized Emulator Images

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 02:30 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&DisplayLang=en

"The Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images package adds emulator images to Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 that let you test applications for Windows Mobile 6.1. For general information about writing software for Windows Mobile, please see the Windows Mobile Developer Center. The emulator images can also be used as standalone without Visual Studio. They can be accessed through the Start Menu shortcuts."



The Windows Mobile 6.1 localized emulator images are currently available in US English only, which doesn't quite match Microsoft's usual definition of "localized", although you can probably expect that to change over the coming weeks. The Standard (Smartphone) and Professional (Pocket PC) images weigh in at 184.9MB and 272.2MB respectively, and include some new resolutions: 320 x 320, 400 x 240, and 440 x 240 for Standard, and 240 x 400 and 480 x 800 for Professional. Note that the images work standalone, so if you're eager to poke around Windows Mobile 6.1 to see what's new and improved while waiting for your carrier/manufacturer to release an update, this is your ticket. Developers, if you want full integration with Visual Studio, be sure to grab the Windows Mobile 6 SDK prior to installing the images.


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