Tag Archives: WP7

Gotta fresh app idea? Microsoft wants to give a Windows Phone 7 device and $5000!

8 Jun

You know it’s like OMG! when you get an opportunity to give your own app idea which might fetch you a Windows Phone 7 device and $5000. That’s exactly what Microsoft wants you to do if you’re a US resident. Do a bit of brainstorming and think of some authentic app idea and then either record your idea or just pen it down on their blog. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from 150 most viral (most voted) entries. The winning app idea will become an app and Microsoft will make it available for a free download at the Windows Marketplace and that super lucky winner will get a Windows Phone 7 device and $5000.

Yeah, there is some scope of luck for runners-up as well. Four runners-up, again selected by a panel of judges from the 150 most viral entries will receive a 16 GB Zune HD. We feel extremely sorry for creative people like us in India who can’t share our wild ideas (only US residents are eligible). Microsoft, why show a red flag to other countries? You see, competition is directly proportional to creativity!

LG's Windows Phone 7 pic leaked

18 May

You are looking at LG’s first smartphone running Windows Phone 7. We ain’t sure at the moment if this is just another prototype or a commercial device, but we would rather believe it to be the latter considering that the first devices running Microsoft’s new OS will be launched in less than six months from now. The source insists that it has a QWERTY keyboard tucked away somewhere and from the looks of it, it looks kind of difficult considering the ssheer size of this beast. We are sure that this is the real deal as it looks like a polished device that also adhers to the ‘only-three-keys’ rule imposed by Microsoft. The display, which appears to be at least 3.8 inches diagonally will support multi-touch and the device will also have at least a 1 GHz processor and high-end graphics rendering capabilities. Now the question is, if LG can come up with something like this, what will HTC deliver?

LG JS750 to run Windows Phone 7?

12 May

LG is preparing a Windows Mobile based device and considering that the first Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices are less than six months away, this could very well be LG’s first WP7 smartphone. Called the JS750, the UA Profile does not do a great job of revealing details apart from the fact that it runs some version of Windows Mobile (we are betting on WP7) has a 480×800 pixel WVGA display and might have a phone keypad (we doubt). We just hope that LG does a better job than what they did with the Joy (the first WinMo 6.5 smartphone) and give WP7 the respect that it deserves.