Survey Indicates That Android Is Still On Top In Terms Of Market Share

Ever since Android stepped into the scene, other platforms (BlackBerry especially) have been having a hard time. But what could be the reason for that? Well, in my opinion it’s the open sourced nature of Android that has brought it where it is today. On the other hand there is Apple, which has a different set of customers with slightly different mindsets. The iPhone was launched in 2007 with much grandeur by Apple. Back then the iPhone was one of a kind, now with the emergence of Android, we get … [Read more...]

Rumor: 9 New WP7 Phones Will Be Shown Off Tomorrow

We all know how get excited we tend to get when we hear about new cellphone launches in the market. Well how about this? Microsoft could well be announcing 9 new WP7 running phones, yeah you heard it right. Microsoft is holding a Windows Phone 7 VIP Preview event tomorrow (May 24th) in New York City where the formal announcements are said to be made. The handsets will be merely announced here and will not be given launch dates. The source that broke out this info believes that the devices could … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Slowly Rising; 1.6 Million WP7 Phones Sold During Q1

The numbers of the worldwide mobile market sales have been just released by Gartner. These numbers give us an idea as to how platforms have evolved from the past one year, especially Android. The number to be considered though is Windows Phone 7. Microsoft's good old OS hasn't had that great a time with reviewers and experts alike. But still WP7 has managed to sell about 1.6 million units. This growth is really commendable given how lightly we take WP7. Though it must be noted that the companies … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Will Soon Overtake BlackBerry OS: Experts

With Android and iOS almost going neck to neck, in terms of popularity at least, where do OS' like BlackBerry and WP7 stand? Some of us would have picked the BB over the WP7 while some would have gone the other way. But according to the participants of AppNation, the Windows Phone 7 platform will soon be the number three platform after Android and iOS instead of BlackBerry OS. AppNation is a panel on mobile platforms mostly consisting of developers, app marketers, chip makers, notable industry … [Read more...]

LG Quantum and Samsung Focus Getting NoDo Update Shortly

According to Microsoft, two WP7 phones i.e. the LG Quantum and Samsung Focus are inching nearer towards the NoDo update simply referred to as the "copy and paste" update. According to Windows Phone Blog, the two devices have cleared the testing phase and have made its way to the scheduling phase. They haven't given a specific launch date, which means that we could see an update very shortly. Users will receive alerts when their device is ready for update which apparently could be a couple of … [Read more...]

Some WP7 Running HTC Devices Turn 16-bit; NoDo is the Culprit

Much has been talked about Microsoft’s NoDo update and what it could bring in terms of features. But you would be surprised to know that some device updates have done exactly the opposite. Apparently some HTC phones faced color depth problems with their devices which raised high concern. Apart from this the phone runs just fine, but the display is one of the most important parts of a phone, so some attention is desperately needed here. Check out the image below to understand what we’re talking … [Read more...]

HTC HD7 caught running on Android

We have seen hackers and developers porting an OS of one device to another. Here's one such example where a hacker ported Android 2.2 into the Windows Phone 7 running HTC HD7. It pretty much looks the HTC Desire HD since the display size is exactly the same, measuring at 4.3-inches. The hackers have made a video about this, which shows the WP7 phone running Android. This surely looks interesting and fun, but can this be believed? Although we cannot rule out the possibility of this being true … [Read more...]