Windows Phone 7 Series renamed Windows Phone 7


Looks like Microsoft has finally decided to drop the “Series” off the Windows Phone 7 Series name: Here’s the Tweet from the official WindowsPhone account:

Tis the season for Series finales. We’ve got one too – dropping the ‘Series’ and keeping the ‘Windows Phone 7.’ Done.

Source: Twitter

Microsoft definitely working on Copy & Paste for Windows Phone 7

Will it be present in the first release? I doubt it. But according to Tweakers.net, Microsoft’s Charlie Kindel, Copy & Paste is being worked on and a “good” implementation is on the way. Here’s what he supposedly said during his DevDays Keynote in La Hague:

“We look at this case and we will do the right thing,” [...]“We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear,”

If you remember, I was the first to post Microsoft’s official PR answer on the matter here (The US PR team issued the same answer 24Hours later) but like all PR stuff you can’t really take it for granted. It’s now reassuring to see that The Dev team is now saying the same thing instead of “According to our research/survey, people don’t need Copy/Paste”.

Source: Twearkers.net

Samsung Galaxy S vs HTC HD2 & Samsung Wave size comparison video

Here’s a short video of the Samsung Galaxy S compared to the Samsung Wave and HTC HD2 followed by a quick tour of the phone’s Samrt Life UI.

HTC EVO 4G promotional video

Here’s the official promo video of the HTC EVO 4G coming to Sprint in a couple of months. If only it had a dedicated camera button…sigh (I hate on-screen camera controls…).

SkyFire for Android Alpha Program launching soon


Android users should be happy to know that the SkyFire‘s Alpha Program is set to launch soon and is now officially open for registration:

Are you interested in testing and giving us feedback for our upcoming browser for the Android platform?

If so, you’ll need an Android Phone version 1.5 or higher and a willingness to give active feedback.

To participate, send an Email to alpha@skyfire.com with the following information:

•Name
•Device you have
•Country you are in (we want to have a nice mix)
If you could use your work email address then this is preferred.

Slots are limited, so please understand that not everybody will be able to participate.

Please note: If you are invited as an alpha tester we will ask you for your device’s IMEI.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thanks, Robert

SkyFire recently acquired KolbySoft (makers of the Steel browser on Android) to developed the Android version of their criticaly acclaimed server-side-rendering mobile browser on Windows Mobile.