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Articles tagged with: windows phone

MeeGo Is Back To Life!

Jolla is a Finnish company smartphone product company that consists majorly of former Nokia employees. They have announced to take over the Nokia’s left-for-dead brand operating system that’s known as MeeGo operating system. The operating system basically was developed by Nokia for N9 smartphone but then decided to drop the plan and rather go for Windows OS.

Kinect Embedded PCs And Portables

Thus far Microsoft has been successful with Kinect (motion sensing controller-camera) for Xbox. That is the reason; Microsoft is considering implanting it into even more hardware in the future.

During the running week’s Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, the company’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie said, he can predict that in near future both PCs and mobile phones will have a build-in Kinect-based camera.

Microsoft Working On Secure Messaging & UI For WP7

It looks like Microsoft is up to no good in that they are working on a ‘top secret’ Windows Phone project, or at least that’s what the job listing says on its website.

It seems as if the project would be a version-one design with initial planning set to undergo in a month. The interface will be targeted to those user-friendly consumers and Windows may spend more time on making messaging more secure.

Survey Says: People Prefer WP7 To Android

If You thought Android was the best after Apple`s IOS-based iPhone, you got it wrong. Microsoft has made promises to add a dazzling 500 more features in there new Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’.

According to a survey by Change Wave the old users of Windows phone are more than satisfied with the performance and features of the smart phone, than the Android users.

People at Change Wave report “the higher Windows Phone 7 rating has yet to produce a sustained momentum boost for Microsoft in term of buyer preferences.”

Windows Phone Products Enlighten!

Andrew Lees, President of Microsoft Windows Phone Division, at 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference talked about the imminent of Windows.

He stated that “in fact, 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. So, you’re seeing a dramatic price reduction.

Zitmo: A New Malicious Trojan That Steals Your Bank Info

The people responsible for the horrible ZeuS botnet have started exploiting a vulnerability in mobile banking that allows them to steal bank passwords. The spyware app is a Trojan called Zitmo and it has recently been modified to attack Android devices.

The malware works by posing as bank activation software, in where it preys upon its victims and steals all your bank details as you bank online.

Meet UpSling, A Revolutionary Contact Manager App

Ever find it frustrating when you’re trying to get someone’s number in a rush but just don’t have time to grab all the details? Picture this, you’ve just met someone on the subway and you quickly try to exchange details just before they get off on the next stop.

Do you hate having to worry if you missed getting their full number? Did they forget to include an area code, or have a confusing e-mail address? With UpSling, from Deliri Inc, you no longer have to worry about getting the details.

Phone Rivals Gang Up, Outbid Google

Bankrupt telecom firm Nortel has finally flogged its hotly contested portfolio of mobile patents to Microsoft and Apple for $4.5 billion, leaving Google’s mobile mad men and Android architects royally miffed.

According to BBC News, a consortium of six firms led by Apple and Microsoft spent billions on the patents, amid fears that Mountain View could establish a monopoly on mobile if it secured the bankrupt comms firm’s patent portfolio with its opening bid of $900 million.

Gamevil Invests $10M To Partner With US Developers

South Korean mobile game developer, Gamevil is aiming to tap into the US market and has today announced that it will invest $10 million in US partnerships with American game developers. The end goal, of course, is for Gamevil to deliver their high quality game titles to popular smartphone operating systems.

With smartphones becoming ever increasing, it’s hard not to know someone without an iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android device. Although a South Korean company, its headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California.

Nokia Takes Down Apple In Patent Case

Nokia has announced today that Apple has agreed to pay them a one-time settlement and continuous license fees for Nokia-owned patents, which ends a long-standing battle that Apple had started back in 2009. Both companies have also agreed to retract prior complains from the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The CEO of Nokia stated, “We are very pleased to have Apple join the growing number of Nokia licenses…This settlement demonstrates Nokia’s industry leading patent portfolio and enables us to focus on further licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market.”