Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hits 1,000 App Milestone

Windows Phone 7 apps

Good news on the app front. As of today, there are 1,000 apps available in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. We certainly expected there to be 1,000 apps by the US launch and now they've hit that number with time to spare. More importantly, there appears to be a healthy selection of quality apps. It's no where close to the 100,000 apps touted in the Android Market, but we'll see … [Read more...]

Official Windows Phone 7 Facebook App Now Available


Given how intimately WP7 interacts with Facebook — pulling photos, contacts, and status updates onto your homescreen — you might think there wouldn't be a need for an official Facebook app. Well, you'd be wrong. It's on the marketplace, it's free, and it looks exactly like you would expect it too: Facebook colors, WP7 style. Neat! [via 1800PocketPC] … [Read more...]

Check Out How Facebook Looks On Windows Phone 7

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If you're a social media junkie (and who isn't in this day and age), you might be curious to see what the extensive Facebook integration with WP7 will look like. You can actually take it for a test drive by using a WP7 demo on the service. Yes, it's an app, so you'll have to agree to let it look at all your details, but after that, you're free to play with the emulator. It does … [Read more...]

10,000 Windows Phone 7 Devices In The Wild

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Without even so much as an official launch date, there are already 10,000 WP7 devices out there. How do we know this? The Facebook app for WP7 has slightly more than 10,000 users, meaning there are that many installed copies of the program on handsets. Microsoft is really pushing hard to get these phones into people's hands as early as possible, and build a significant user … [Read more...]

The Kin, It Lives!

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Poor Kin. Nobody liked it, it was killed in just about zero time, didn't have the functionality of a smartphone, but still cost as much to run. Microsoft's first attempt to get into the sort-of-smartphone market was a textbook failure, with funny looking phones that weren't quite functional enough. Universally panned, it rapidly faded from our consciousness, except as a warning … [Read more...]