Category: Windows Phone

Chinese Whispers style reporting is why tech blogs can’t have nice toys

Paul Thurrott on the whole one hundred million dollars of PR for Microsoft and Nokia stories going around. This is why blogging rumours on top of rumours on top of guesswork to chase page-views really damages a lot of tech reporting online. I’ve been sitting on this information for weeks so that Microsoft can make its big announcement at CES this coming week. But with these leaks, as with the equally inaccurate LTE leaks last week, I felt the need to set the record straight. The way tech blogs work these days is that any information, no matter how inaccurate,

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When something is sold out, it’s not Microsoft being evil

Lots of gnashing of teeth in the Windows Phone world as the ChevronWP7 team, who provide a legal method to unlock any Windows Phone device to run homebrew software, announce they are halting sales of the unlock “token” at 10,000. The reasoning is simple, the contract with Microsoft is for a maximum of 10,000 tokens. It’s not Microsoft being evil, or pulling the rug out from under them, it’s old-fashioned logistics. There were 10,000 units, they are all sold, and the hobby team now have to decide if they want to carry on with a proven market, and all the support

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Yet again the knowledge of Zune is ignored

In all the talk of the Facebook phone, a few sites have suggested that a Zuckerberg phone would be as much a folly as the Zune project from Microsoft. Of course the Zune wasn’t a huge seller in the marketplace (but it has many supports, myself included) but I would argue it helped Microsoft in other areas that are just as important: A long time ago, I sorted myself out with a Zune HD – the final iteration of the Zune Media Players boasted a touch screen, an innovative new interface, a dedicated PC environment for syncing and managing media

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This week’s Windows Phone Insight podcast

The latest All About Windows Phone Insight Podcast is live. Rafe, Steve, David, and myself cover: In brief: HTC Titan reviews,  ZTE Tania on SFR, Nokia at CES,  Infinite Flight, Ministry of Sound goes free (for Nokia handsets), 40,000 apps, Google Search, Handy Safe, 4th and Mayor and MehDoh. [audio:http://mediafiles.allaboutwindowsphone.com/aawp_20111124_004.mp3] Show notes on AAWP, The RSS feed also available.

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