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Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7 gets 90 more levels


Compared to the iPhone version, which has 270 levels, the number of levels of the game on Windows Phone 7 are still lower. Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 is priced at $2.99 (Rs 131).

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Rovio Mobile, the makers of Angry Birds, has announced a new version of the game for the Windows Phone 7 platform, which brings 90 new levels to the gameplay. With this, WP7 now has 225 levels compared to the earlier 135.

For the users, it effectively means the Episodes 10 and 11, which were earlier locked with the caption ‘coming soon’ on them, are open for the users. The users would hope the updates would keep coming to keep their interest in the game.

Compared to the iPhone version, which has 270 levels, the number of levels of the game on Windows Phone 7, are still lower. Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 is priced at $2.99 (Rs 131).

The style of gameplay itself is not new, but Rovio has added some fun to it. The only problem is for those users who want to see the slingshot and target in one view because they will need to zoom out every time to do so. The game does not take too long to load, and has a smooth frame rate as well.

Source: http://www.themobileindian.com/news/2219_Angry-Birds-on-Windows-Phone-7-gets-90-more-levels

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in iPhone, Windows Phone 7, WP7

 

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7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango


Paul McDougall 07/28/2011 Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone “Mango” update to phone makers–adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.

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Multitasking

Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 to considerable hype in October 2010. Initial reaction was mostly lukewarm. Pundits praised the unique, “Live Tiles” interface that pushes real-time feeds from social networks and other services directly to the startup screen. But beyond that, there was a consensus that the platform offered little else new compared to rival offerings-and it was significantly lacking in some crucial areas–most notably multitasking. That may partly explain why, by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s own admission, Windows Phone 7 has struggled. “In a year, we’ve gone from very small to … very small” in market share, Ballmer said at the company’s recent Worldwide Partner conference in Los Angeles. Microsoft hopes to change that with the Mango update. Mango adds the long-awaited multitasking. It lets users move freely between applications and pick up and resume where they left off without having to restart the app. For instance, a user playing a game that’s interrupted by a phone call could take the call, then switch back to the game at the point where he left off. A new addition to the interface lets users check app states and select those that are currently running. Windows Phone needs multitasking just to keep up with Android and Apple’s iOS, both of which have already implemented the feature.

Source: http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/operatingsystems/231002793

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Android, Apple, iPhone, Windows Phone

 

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Google+ for Windows Phone 7 coming soon


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Google is expanding its suite of mobile apps for the Google+ social network. When the service first launched a few weeks ago the company only offered an Android app and a mobile web site. This week an iPhone app hit the iTunes App Store. And now it looks like we’ll see a Windows Phone 7 app next week.

The Google+ social network is still in private beta, which means you can’t start using the service without an invitation. But while invites were pretty scarce in the first few days, Google has been pretty liberal with the invitations recently and there are already millions of registered users.

There are a few key features that set Google+ apart from competitors including Facebook and Twitter. The first is an emphasis on “circles,” or easy to configure groups of contacts. You can create circles by dragging and dropping your contacts into groups using a desktop web browser and then choose which updates you want to share with the public and which you only want to share with specific groups. You can also choose to only view updates from members of groups you’ve created.

The mobile apps also offer a nifty group chat feature that lets you create a “huddle” and invite friends to send messages in real-time. Android users can also enable automatic uploading of photos from their camera roll. The iOS app doesn’t support automatic uploads, but it does allow you to manually send photos from your phone to Google+.

There’s no word on which features will be available in the Windows Phone 7 app, but the Google Plus team put out a list of updates coming next week, and the Windows Phone 7 app is on the agenda.

Source: http://mobiputing.com/2011/07/google-for-windows-phone-7-coming-soon/

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Google Plus, iOS, WP7

 

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France 24 adds Windows Phone 7


French international news channel France 24 is launching a new application especially designed for Windows Phone 7. The broadcaster already claims more than two million downloads for mobile phones and tablets (iPhone, iPad, Android, smartphones).

Completely free and available in three languages (English, French and Arabic), the new France 24 application makes full use of the ergonomics of the Windows Phone 7 operating system thanks to a panoramic format that gives quick and easy access to all the information.

This new application gives access to the live broadcast, the headlines, full articles and the latest news bulletin, as well as recent programmes and a tool for geographical referencing of news articles.

“France 24 offers a particularly rich innovative user experience while retaining its brand universe that has been adapted to the specificities of the Windows Phone 7 OS. The result exceeds our expectations, with a brand new ergonomic design, thanks of a fruitful collaboration with all the teams at Microsoft,” said Boris Darlet, multimedia marketing manager at France 24, in a statement.

Source: http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2011/07/09/france-24-adds-windows-phone-7/

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Windows Phone 7

 

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iPhone/iOS to WP7 API mapping tool Released


It’s been quite a while since the Windows Phone 7 interoperability site went live for the iPhone developers,This site guides the developers coming from work experience over other platforms like iOS and Android OS to bring their applications to the Windows Phone 7 platform. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in iOS, iPhone, WP7

 

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BattleBallz for iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone 7


UK based game developer Pocketeeers Limited releases its first multi-platform arcade title BattleBallz for iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone 7. Android, Samsung Bada and Blackberry PlayBook versions coming very soon. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in WP7

 

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iPhone, iPad, Android & Windows Phone Top Dev Choices, Samsung Galaxy Tab & Motorola Xoom Top Android Tablets, Says Appcelerator Survey


Appcelerator and IDC polled developers to get their opinions on development platforms, problems and device preferences.  After the release of the Verizon iPhone, iOS development interest increased.  Other increasing interest from developers is for the “mobile cloud.”  The biggest problem Android developers have is fragmentation. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in iOS, iPhone, Verizon

 

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