Posts tagged Windows Phone 7
Today Microsoft has released an update to Facebook for Windows Phone app. According to Windows Phone Marketplace the newer version 2.5 brings the following features :
Threaded messaging in a nicely styled Metro Design, which also includes the Group Messaging.
Newer version will allow user to tag locations and friends using ‘with’ and ‘at’ format.
Delete posts and comments via long press context menu.
Users will now be able to head directly to content by tapping on links within posts.
Updates to photo comments and likes pages to match posts comments and likes page.
Download Facebook 2.5 for Windows Phone [Marketplace link]
According the guys at Emerce, Windows Phone Tango handsets in China which was launched 2 months back has surpassed the market share of iPhone and now it already has a 7% market share, ahead of iPhone which currently has only 6%.
According to Michel van der Bel, “Our smartphone and tablet-pc are hybrid, making them suitable for the consumer, but also easy to insert within an existing company infrastructure. This will allow us to better anticipate the consumerization of IT than many competitors. “
But Android still dominates the market share with around 69%. With Windows 8 release in the pipeline, Microsoft has really a great thing to show in the smartphone and tablet market. Android is no doubt the most reached OS on the globe, iOS which is best known for its eco system but Windows Phone with its unique Metro tile UI is gaining a critical appeal among the smartphone geeks, even Steve Woznaik has praised the UI. The only thing which Windows Phone lags is the number of apps which may increase once the market share is increased.
With this it seems there is lot of pressure on Apple to release the new iPhone which is already rumored in the market with iPhone 5, considering the bigger screen, LTE feature and of course the new iOS 6. Apple really needs to come up with new design because Android already have great ecosystem in term of Screen Size and resolution, and now even Windows Phone 7 is giving the tough fight in China market. I am really curious to see who is going to lead the race but it seems Windows Phone clearly at second position in China.
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Microsoft is trying very level of marketing to gain the popularity of WP7 compared to iPhone and Android which are far ahead in the race.
Microsoft sent out a tweet from their @windowsphone twitter account linking to a Windows phone demo which user can access from it browser. You can check the link from your mobile browser for live demo.
Demo in the link is not fully functional but it gives the overall look and feel of Windows Phone 7. I tried on my HTC Desire Android and it works smoothly. You can try the same on your corresponding mobile browser.
With growing market of Android and iOS Nokia was really lagging far behind in the Smartphone race. But Nokia is trying to outfit others with the help of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. The upcoming Lumia 900, the latest in the series of Windows based Nokia devices was leaked to the company’s YouTube channel. You can check out the video below.