Press release follows: Samsung delivers a unique smartphone experience with Omnia W, a phone that puts people first This is the first Samsung device utilising the latest release of Windows Phone and offers power, social connectivity and a vivid SuperAMOLED display that delivers a stunning visual experience AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 31 October 2011 – [...]
At Nokia World last night (New Zealand time), Stephen Elop and the Nokia team announced two new phones: The Lumia 800: very much based on the Nokia N9 hardware that I reviewed yesterday. The Lumia 710: a lower-cost phone sporting the same internal hardware as the 800, but with a LCD screen. The phones will [...]
The next major release of the Windows Phone OS is still codenamed “Mango”. This morning, New Zealand time, Microsoft has taken the wraps off some the developer details underneath new features in Mango.
Mindscape build awesome developer productivity tools. Their Lightspeed ORM is one of the best in the business. Now these local chaps have lent their talent to my favourite platform: releasing a bunch of lovely Windows Phone 7 controls in the Mindscape Phone Elements for Windows Phone 7. I’ve had a bit of a play with [...]
Unfortunately my own site didn’t win for Best Content (Personal) at Saturday’s Onya Awards, rightfully losing to Courtney’s blog. Still, it was a wonderful night, and still a huge highlight was seeing Keith Patton take out the Best Mobile Application award for Alphajax. Keith is incredibly deserving, having put in many long hours and late [...]
A lot of noise is being made about Microsoft’s decision to bar certain software licenses from the Windows Phone Marketplace. One headline reads “Microsoft bans free software from Windows Phone Marketplace“, which is categorically and entirely incorrect. The simple addition of the word “some” would go a long way to calming the water. Let’s be [...]
How do you feel about a Nokia smartphone running Windows Phone 7, with the following features? High-resolution screen with a highly interactive touch UI Full-fidelity HTML5 web browser Copy-paste Full Twitter and Facebook integration (social feeds attached to contact cards) Full-fidelity Office document editing with cloud sync Multitasking Interested? Microsoft have just announced that all the [...]
Thivy Ruthramoorthy and Sashank Ramkumar are two recent university graduates working at Datacom’s Auckland offices. Inspired by Microsoft New Zealand’s Windows Phone 7 app development challenge, they both downloaded the development tools and created applications for the competition within a month.
Stephen Elop spent two and a half years at Microsoft as head of their business division (aka Microsoft Office). Is 2.5 years enough to build up a serious loyalty and/or a fear of Ballmer? It’s a salient question when you try to decode some of the signals Elop is sending as CEO of Nokia.
On a recent trip to Christchurch, I had the pleasure to meet a bunch of guys from UPT Digital. We talked about their recent project, and their focus on mobile development, including their recent work on Windows Phone 7. UPT Digital is an offshoot of Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti, a special character high school situated in [...]