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Nokia vows to keep updating WP7, details WP7.8 features

Nokia has detailed its plans for the current-generation Lumia smartphones, revealing that all of the handsets will receive several new features ahead of the next-generation Windows Phone 8 products. "After introducing the first smartphones in the Nokia Lumia family to be built...

Windows Phone Marketplace reaches 50,000 apps

Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace has now surpassed the 50,000 app milestone. While that number still pales compared to both Android and iOS app stores, the Redmond-based software giant has every right to be impressed given its taken just over 14…

Full update and round-up of Carrier IQ tracking software scandal

On Wednesday, news broke about a hidden application installed on most popular smartphone handsets that logs nearly everything the user does. Accompanying the news article was a 17-minute long video of developer Trevor Eckhart demonstrating how his HTC Evo 3D was tracking his key presses and even the content of his text messages.

Microsoft shows off WP7 integration with Xbox Kinect

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft not only unveiled what was coming for Windows Phone 7 this year, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer decided it was time to lift the curtain on a Technology Preview featuring WP7 and…

Last.fm to require monthly subscription, except on Xbox, WP7

Last.fm has announced that the radio service built into its mobile apps and on home entertainment devices will become a subscriber-only feature on February 15, 2011. While this means the service will lose its ads, it will no longer be…

Microsoft, ChevronWP7 developing WP7 homebrew support

Last week, the ChevronWP7 team met for two full days with various members of the Windows Phone 7 team. They discussed homebrew support for the platform, why it's important, the groups of people it affects, its direct and indirect benefits,…