Posts Tagged ‘Windows Mobile’
Draw a chalk outline around the Zune, it’s officially dead.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 October 2011 06:04 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 4 October 2011 03:00
Well that’s a bummer. The Zune hardware has been gutted like a fish, discarding the shell and keeping the software. Microsoft rather quietly announced on the Zune support page they would go further with the Zune service but would not be producing anymore players. The plans are to keep it integrated within Windows Phones, the Xbox 360 and Windows PCs. The Zune Pass just recently launched the new $9.99 service which is set to be an improvement over the older service.
Microsoft will honor all warranties and all orders on the website. Once the current stock of players is depleted, that’s it though. The only way to take your Zune on the go will be with a Windows Phone. Unless you’re like me and take real good care of your Zune player. Sadly, most people gave up on the Zune months ago when the first rumors of death hit the internet. It was fun while it lasted – Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust.
HTC Omega Showing Off for the Camera…with it’s Front-Facing Camera
Last Updated on Friday, 26 August 2011 12:34 Written by The Geek Friday, 26 August 2011 07:00
Looks as if the whisper in the wind the HTC Omega has finally decided to surface in a pic over at Pocketnow. The Omega is rumored to be on of Peter Chou‘s upcoming Windows Phones and showing off its front facing camera. Windows has been amping this up since the recent purchase of Skype and wanting to integrate it into their devices. In the decent render picture it looks as if the Mango device is coming in the normal flavor of HTC in a two-tone color (white and grey.) Anyone up for some Skype calling on some Windows Phones?
Office 365: Live, But Is It Competitive to Google Docs? [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:22 Written by Nick McD Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:22
Microsoft has been touting cloud-based application development for quite some time, but with Office 365 on the web in beta for a few months, the expected release has been somewhat underwhelming, and can lead you to expect that the quick release was less a product completion statement than desperation to have something available to compete with Google Docs. Overall, reviews haven’t been going well for the software giant.
Google Docs has been a friend of UMPC, Android, iPhone, and Windows Mobile users for quite some time with both browser support and apps, which can be a blessing as the bulk of the application remains on-line and doesn’t have to be installed to the device to be used, but Office 365 currently is only compatible with Windows Phone 7 devices and only the newest versions of Windows (XP SP3, Vista and 7) and Mac (Leopard and Snowleopard) operating systems, setting them far behind Google’s far wider outreach to older PCs or portable equipment. Read more: Office 365: Live, But Is It Competitive to Google Docs? [VIDEO]
Verizon Says They Don’t Need The Nokia-Microsoft Partnership
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 09:38 Written by Adam Warren Tuesday, 15 February 2011 06:00
In case you haven’t heard, Nokia has teamed up with Microsoft to release new Windows Phones. Verizon is not necessarily a huge fan of this partnership, Verizon CEO Tony Melone said at Mobile World Congress this week that “Verizon needs the Nokia and Microsoft relationship.” Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop believes that the future of smartphones is iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, while Tony Melone believes that it will come down to Android, iOS, and RIM. Of course if Windows Phones do start to sell in large volumes then Verizon will surely start selling them. Read more: Verizon Says They Don’t Need The Nokia-Microsoft Partnership