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Monthly Archives: March 2011
AT&T has announced its intention to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion, merge it with AT&T Wireless, and create the nation’s largest wireless carrier. My news article is available here and describes the various general issues around this deal. But I’m … Continue reading
I recommended the Facebook app as one of my earlier Windows Phone app picks on the Windows Weekly podcast, but I noticed Wednesday night that it was crashing hard. I even reset the phone because that’s often the only recourse … Continue reading
As one of the more vocal proponents of Windows Phone, I’ve found myself in a curiously controversial and stressful situation where Microsoft, no not just Microsoft, but the Windows Phone team … no, not just the Windows Phone team, but … Continue reading
The Windows Phone Marketplace just crossed an important milestone: There are now over 10,000 apps available for Windows Phone 7! This comes according to the Windows Phone AppList, which also provides some interesting data points around those apps.
Mary Jo Foley has uncovered a March 11 Nokia filing with the SEC in which the company spells out some details of its plans to move to Windows Phone. It’s interesting reading. Nokia filed on March 11 a form 20-F … Continue reading
After remaining silent for days, Microsoft has finally said something about the Windows Phone 7 software update delays by throwing a new guy, Eric Hautala, under a bus and making him do it. This post is long on words and … Continue reading
Rafael is reporting that Yahoo has finally fixed its broken IMAP implementation, which was the primary culprit in the Windows Phone data leak issue that was first uncovered in the comments section of this blog. Here are the details: Back … Continue reading
I’ll try not to get all emotional here, but … WTF? Every day, several times a day, I check my phone to see if there’s an update available. When there isn’t, I plug it into the laptop, sync via the … Continue reading
Todd Brix posted some information today about “policy shifts” on the Windows Phone Developer Blog. There’s a lot of info here, but it’s nothing earth-shattering from what I can see: We’re seeing strong results across several fronts; from the number … Continue reading
There’s an interesting trend growing in the Windows Phone community with a number of high-quality “fan ads” for Windows Phone. The idea being, of course, that Microsoft isn’t exactly doing everything it can to promote Windows Phone, so the fans … Continue reading