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HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 still going strong and proving the OS has great features


The HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone was one of the first mobile phones to receive the mobile handset version of the popular Windows 7 PC operating system. Unlike Android operating systems, and much like Apple iOS software, the Windows Phone 7 operating system mimics a system many PC users are already familiar with using on their laptops and desktop computers. Also, compatibility between a mobile handset and any software or applications that handset owner may be using on their PC is guaranteed because the operating systems are basically one and the same.

Aside from being one of the very few phones which don’t employ Android or iOS software, the HTC HD7 is familiar in many regards. Physically, HTC employs the same basic form factor as most mobile handsets today, with a rectangular, black slab appearance. One way it stands out in design is with its handy kickstand which props the phone up for hands-free viewing of movies, videos and other content.

The 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen LCD display offers 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and supports multitouch gesture navigation. A light sensor and a proximity sensor are built into the screen, and a protective layer of anti-scratch Corning Gorilla Glass overlays the display. Talk time runs to 6.3 hours on a single charge, 5.3 hours when operating on 3G, and standby time is 13 days.

The HTC HD7 offers a rear facing camcorder for recording video and still shots, and records in 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, which translates to 720P HD. The rear facing camcorder also features a dual LED flash, autofocus and several preprogrammed scenes. The HTC HD7 has an FM radio built into the handset, and video and audio players as well. The audio player supports MP3, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless) and M4B, while the video player can handle MPEG4, WMV, 3GP and 3G2 file formats.

On the software side, a Facebook app is preloaded, HTML web browsing is supported and the HTC HD7 is equipped to handle Adobe Flash media player videos and web pages. As we mentioned above, Windows phone 7 is the operating system on board the HTC HD7, and the processor is a 1.0 GHz chip with 576 MB of RAM and 512 MB of ROM memory supporting it.

Source: http://www.mobilebloom.com/htc-hd7-windows-phone-7-still-going-strong-and-proving-the-os-has-great-features/225293/

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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Android, Apple, iOS, Windows Phone 7

 

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Gartner: 94 Percent of New PCs Will Ship with Windows 7 in 2011


The Apple Mac is steadily grabbing market share, but Windows-based systems continue to dominate the worldwide personal computer market, according to a new Gartner study.

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The report is good news for Microsoft, which has taken its licks lately in the mobile computing market. Redmond’s well-received but slow-selling Windows Phone 7 OS has yet to catch on among consumers, who are snapping up Apple iOS and Google Android handsets like crazy.

Windows 7 has proven a big hit on the desktop, however: 42 percent of PCs worldwide will run Win 7 by the end of 2011, Gartner reports. And nearly 635 million new PCs are expected to ship with the OS by the end of the year.

After a slow start, corporations are finally migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. “Many enterprises have been planning their deployment of Windows 7 for the last 12 to 18 months, and are now moving rapidly to Windows 7,” said Gartner research director Annette Jump in a statement.

However, Windows 7 will likely be the last version of Microsoft’s iconic OS that gets deployed via massive, enterprise-wide migrations. The move toward virtual and cloud computing architectures in the next five years will change how upcoming versions of Windows are deployed, the study says.

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Another long-term issue for Windows is the rise of “OS-agnostic” applications for both consumer and enterprise PCs. As early as next year, half of enterprise apps won’t be tied to any particular operating system. In the consumer market, the proportion of OS-agnostic apps already exceeds Windows-specific apps, Gartner estimates.

What About Mac and Linux?

Apple’s slice of the global PC pie may be small, but Mac adoption is growing above the market average. The Mac OS shipped on 3.3 percent of new PCs worldwide in 2008. That figure climbed to 4 percent in 2010, and to 4.5 percent this year–and it’s projected to grown to 5.2 percent by 2015, Gartner says.

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The Mac’s popularity varies by region, however. Its strongest support is in North America and Western Europe, but its fastest growth may occur in some emerging countries where its current base is small.   Gartner attributes the Mac’s rise not only to its easy-to-use interface, but also to its integration with Apple mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Gartner is less optimistic about Linux, which it predicts will remain a niche OS over the next five years with a global share below 2 percent. In the consumer market, Linux will be a non-entity with less than 1 percent of the PC market. End users didn’t take to Linux-based mini-notebooks, or netbooks, and today few mini-notes ship with Linux.

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Contact Jeff Bertolucci via Twitter (@jbertolucci) or at jbertolucci.blogspot.com.

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Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/237644/gartner_94_percent_of_new_pcs_will_ship_with_windows_7_in_2011.html

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Android, Apple, Google, Nokia, Windows 7

 

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Smartphone Security: Blackberry Vs Windows Phone 7


1. RIM vs Microsoft: Old Guard vs New Blood

Last month, we compared the security pros and cons of Apple’s iOS to the Android platform from Google. Ultimately we decided that iOS offers better security overall and also has a leg-up when it comes to data backups. Now we’ll analyze and compare the security features of RIM’s veteran BlackBerry OS (BB OS) and Microsoft’s platform, Windows Phone 7 (WP7).

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Like the iOS/Android article, we’re going to talk about what measures you can take to secure your phone within the devices’ operating system, including steps like pass-codes, passwords, VPN access, data encryption, and data backup. We will also look at some third-party applications that offer both these same layers of security (data backup, encryption) as well as additional security (anti-virus).

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Remember, the compact size of mobile phones and devices makes them easy to steal or lose. The more you do on your mobile device, typically the more you should be concerned about its security. If you haven’t already, read through the first few pages of last month’s article for a general overview of mobile security concerns and solutions.

Source: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Microsoft-Windows-Phone-7-RIM-BlackBerry-OS-Security,review-1635.html

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2011 in Blackberry, Smartphone

 

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Enterproid Splits Personal, Work Profiles on Android Smartphones


Enterproid mobile management software separates work from personal profiles on a single Android smartphone or tablet. Coming to Apple iOS and Windows Phone 7 later. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Windows Phone 7

 

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