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Jil Sander Unveils Designer Windows Phone Mango Smartphone

Fashion designer Jil Sander has dished out a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, becoming yet another fashion house to offer mobile phones as fashion accessories.

According to The Telegraph, the device, which has been made by mobile phone maker LG, comes with the latest Windows Phone 7 Mango offering.

The device is sleek and elegant and is available for €300, a lot more affordable than the devices released by other fashion houses like Vertu, Dolce and Gabana and watch maker Tag Heuer.

The mobile “is a proposition of unique design, fusing the brand aesthetic values of modernity, purity and understated luxury with the latest technological innovations”, the designer claims.

The Jil Sander Mobile measures 4.8 by 2.4 inches and is quite slim with 0.4 inch thickness. The device comes with a 3.8 inch touchscreen and runs on a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor. The smartphone comes with 16GB of storage and a 5MP camera capable of shooting high definition video.

This is also probably the first fashion inspired device that comes packed with functionality that is expected in a regular smartphone. It comes with support for DLNA media streaming technology, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi support.


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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Mango, Smartphone, Windows Phone


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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.


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


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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.

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.


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


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Microsoft Wants $100 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone

Microsoft’s president of Windows Phone division, Andrew Lees, told an audience at the company’s worldwide partner conference that he expects Windows Phone handsets to be available from as little as $100 in 2012.

The drop in price is likely to come as a result of downward pressure on component prices as well as more flexibility from Microsoft when it comes to the minimum specification of Windows Phone smartphones.

Currently, Windows Phone 7 requires a Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip, 512MB RAM or more, at least, 8GB onboard storage, a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi and a five megapixel camera. Altering any of these minimum specifications will push down the price of the handsets.

Lees said “If you look even at the price of smartphones, a year ago all smartphones cost over $400 when they left their hardware manufacturer. Today, they’re down to about $200, and next year, a smartphone that can run something like Windows Phone 7 will actually be down to $100 to $150”.

Microsoft has also added to the number of handset partners with the likes of Acer, Fujitsu, HTC, Samsung, LG, ZTE and Nokia set to launch Windows Phone smartphones by the end of the year. We suspect that Huawei will be the next to join in with Android partners Motorola & Sony Ericsson monitoring from the sidelines.

We’ve noted over the past month that the prices of Windows Phone 7 handsets in Europe have fell significantly; the LG Optimus 7 E900 for example can be had from around £160 although the price drop could well be down to a forthcoming refresh in product lines as Windows Phone Mango is rolled out.


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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in WP7


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Windows Phone 7 Could Beat Android, Market Analyst Says

Smartphone running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone 7 operating system could beat those with Goggle’s Android operating system by 2013, market research firm Pyramid Research said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Smartphone


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Verizon Windows Phone Could Be Coming Soon

Verizon may finally be preparing to start offering a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, following months of rumors about the launch date. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized


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LG E700 Windows Phone 7 Smartphone with IE9 coming soon

Rumors are surfacing all over the web that LG Electronics is working on a Windows Phone 7 that will be called the LG E700 Smartphone. Folks at unwiredview got a hold of a XML file, which shows the name of the device and internet explorer 9 as its standard browser. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in LG


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Chart: Do Apple, Google, Microsoft Know Your Every Step?

A fun side-effect of the iOS secret-tracking fiasco is that a lot of other different types of location data and transmissions to and from your smartphone are being conflated into a huge pile of fevered paranoia. But! Don’t freak out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Apple, Google, Microsoft, Smartphone


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Nokia’s Windows Phone smartphones detailed, four handsets expected early 2012

The inner workings of Nokia have been detailed once again by the staff over at Mobile Review, providing an insight into what the Finnish mobile giant has planned for its new range of Windows Phone 7 handsets, expected to debut early next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 20, 2011 in Nokia, Smartphone, Windows Phone


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Clorox Ditches BlackBerry For iPhone And Android

BlackBerry’s place as the business smartphone of choice is slipping fast with the onslaught of apps and functionalities that rival iOS and Android platforms have to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in Android, Blackberry, Facebook, iOS, iPhone


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