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China loses partial access to Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, Great Firewall to be blamed?


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It’s a well-known fact that China’s Great Firewall isn’t particularly friendly with certain foreign online services, and sadly, it appears that we may now have a new victim joining the likes of Facebook, Twitter and, sometimes, Android Market. According to Windows Phone Sauce blogger Kane Gao, many Windows Phone 7 users in China have had limited access to the Marketplace over the last few days — they can’t download any app, but they can still browse content and receive update notifications.

While Microsoft’s service has yet to go live in China, Chinese users could still purchase apps by changing all of their profile location settings to the US. Alas, this trick is of no use now, though it’s unlikely that Microsoft’s the culprit here — it wouldn’t make sense to block genuine US users who are visiting China. Fortunately, Kane had no problem getting to the Marketplace via a US VPN, which is a big tell-tale sign showing that the Great Firewall has decided to barricade WP7’s very own app market. The reason? We’ll never know, and there’s no telling on whether this is a permanent ban, either. Nokia, being a big player in the country, sure hopes not.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/08/china-loses-partial-access-to-windows-phone-7-marketplace-great/

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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in App, Windows 7 Phone, WP7

 

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VPLM CEO once named 100 Most Influential People in the Microcomputer Industry


VPLM has a focus on all the popular smart phones out there like the iPhone, Android, and recently the Windows Phone 7. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2011 in App, iPhone, Windows Phone 7

 

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Oracle Mobilizes Inventory Management


The app is aimed mainly at industrial devices, which are still primarily using versions of Windows Mobile, the precursor to Windows Phone 7. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in App

 

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Windows Phone 7 App of the Week: Streamline Your Mobile Life With the Favorites Hub


The Favorites Hub, available for Windows Phone 7 now, organizes all of your favorites into one place, offering one-touch access to favorite phone numbers, emails, and web links. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in App, Windows Phone 7, WP7

 

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Getmusic Is First Windows Phone 7 Music Purchasing App For Australia


By Angus Kidman on March 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM You know that Zune music store app which isn’t on your Australian Windows Phone 7 device? It’s still not there. However, Universal has launched its Getmusic service as a Windows Phone 7 app, …Read more

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2011 in App, Windows Phone 7

 

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