Tag Archive | Windows Phone 7

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone survives MACH 5 wind tunnel test

We have seen the Nokia Lumia take a few knocks in the past, however it has been taken one stage further or should I say 5 stages further to MACH 5!! So check out the video below!!

via Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone survives MACH 5 wind tunnel test [Video] | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews.

 

Top 100 Windows Phone 7 apps cheaper than on Android

Canalys recently posted some research showing that the top 100 apps on iOS cost only a fraction of the top 100 apps on Android.

WPDang added Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to the mix, and found while the average cost of the top 100 apps in iOS was 1.47, and the same on Android was 3.74, the same number on Windows Phone was in-between, at $3.10.

The data should help counter the argument that software is much more expensive on Windows Phone than Android, as that is clearly not the case.

As a small market it is understandable that prices would be higher than the 250 million odd device iOS market, but it is somewhat more difficult to explain why Android apps are so expensive. Suggestions by WPSauce include rampant piracy, which sounds pretty reasonable to us.

As the Windows Phone 7 market increases we expect the price of apps in Marketplace to decrease also, and tend towards the same level as iOS.

Via WPSauce.com

via Top 100 Windows Phone 7 apps cheaper than on Android | WMPoweruser.

Microsoft in talks with record companies for new music service?

I already am a huge fan of Spotify on my WP7 but it would be great to see a similar service integrated into my Nokia Lumia 800! So I hope this rumor becomes a reality before I have to upgrade my Spotify account!

With the outlook on Zune (as a service) being fairly bleak, it’s somewhat positive to hear rumours of Microsoft engaging with the record labels regarding a potential new music service – or an upgrade to the existing. While the Zune Pass service as a whole is pretty feature rich with download and offline playback functionality, it hasn’t been actively adopted as the software giant had hoped, which is largely due to the company not pushing the service out hard enough and market competition………..

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Waterproof Your Handset

Hate cases but want to protect your gorgeous Windows Phone 7?
We all know how tough the Nokia Lumia 800 is just go see this video, but add this great waterproofing and you have a full Royal armoured Guard looking after the King of Smartphones! Saw this great tech a while back but I just had to blog about it.

 

Waterproof your Phone!

Liquipel is a revolutionary process that applies a waterproof coating to your electronic devices to protect them in the event of accidental exposure to liquids. It is not visible to the human eye, virtually undetectable and Liquipel will not compromise the look, feel, and performance of your electronics.

Liquipel penetrates the entire device as a whole, including all of the vital components inside and out to provide optimal protection against accidental contact with liquids.

Liquipel is a southern California based company that has specialized in researching and developing innovative coatings for the past five years. It was through an incredible demand for water resistant electronics and a revolutionary new technology that Liquipel was born.

With countless painstaking hours of research and development the Liquipel team of scientist created and perfected our proprietary process. Through our struggles and with unbelievable advancement in this area Liquipel is proud to be the first company in the world to offer this technology to consumers.

How To Use Speech to Control your Windows Phone

I love my voice control on my WP7 handset and it doesn’t fail to wow people when I have a text message conversation hands free in the car! All voice controlled! Mobile Jaw ran a great feature and if you missed it check it out………

An often overlooked feature in Windows Phone (Mango) is the powerful speech engine. This comes built into the phone, and can do some really great things. You can quickly call contacts, launch installed applications, search Bing, or even compose and send text messages.

Let’s start with how to turn on the speech feature. All you need to do, is open Settings and scroll down until you find “speech”, and tap on it. This is where you can configure the speech engine for use. The first check box will enable the speech engine to work over the internet. This is important if you want to dictate text messages, as it needs to off load the processing of that audio to the powerful servers on the internet. They can rip through the audio and return accurate results quickly. If you’re are not going to send text messages, then you could leave this off. Personally, I would leave it on, even if you’re not using text messages. Who knows what other applications might start taking advantage of this in the future. It’s nice to have it on and ready, even if you never use it.

The second check box allows you to start the speech engine even if the phone is locked. This is a little confusing, as it’s not the regular screen lock that it’s talking about. It’s referring to the pin lock on the lock screen. If you have your phone protected by a pin code that has to be entered to unlock the screen, this feature will allow you to use some of the speech features even if the pin code has not been entered. However, you can’t do everything. It won’t launch applications, or search Bing. It will text your friends, or call contacts.

Turning on the Play audio confirmations feature will have the speech engine confirm things with you before taking action. For the first while, I think it’s best to use this feature. At least until you’re confident that the engine is accurate in listening to your words. I’ve been using speech for a while now, and I still have this turned on. I like having that confirmation, but that’s me. :)

The final option is when the speech engine should read out your text messages. By default, it’s set to Bluetooth only, but you can set this to Bluetooth and headsets, wired headsets only, always, and off. I have it set to always. When you get a text message, it will start by telling you who it’s from and ask if you want it to read the message. So you don’t have to worry that it will automatically start reading the message aloud. Also, you can quickly tap the volume button and it will cancel the speech engine. So it’s easy enough to stop if it’s not a good time to have it read out the message.

Now for some of the fun things you can do with the speech engine. I find it’s handy to use for launching FourSquare and doing quick searches on Bing. Another fun thing, is to set your buddy’s first name as “the” and last name as “devil”. Then when you get a text message, your phone will say “New text message from the devil. You can say read it or ignore”. :) Of course, you can do a lot more than just “The Devil”, but I’ll leave that up to you to play with. You can also use this service to update your Twitter status. Just make sure to setup Twitter for SMS support, then add it to your contacts, and you can now dictate your next status update!

via How To Use Speech to Control your Windows Phone – Mobile Jaw.

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