Windows Phone 7 Phone Dialer and Office Hub video walkthrough

I just captured -minutes walkthrough of the latest Windows Phone 7 Emulator rom (build 6176). You will first see the phone dialer in action with the new notification bar that fits at the top of the screen when you’re on a call and do something else (just like on the iPhone). I then take a in-depth look at the latest build of the Office Hub, also note the build version of the ROM: 6176.WM7_RC1escrow(buildlab). This one looks a lot more feature packed than what was present in the previous build and nearly fully functional (no, there’s no copy & paste…;-)).

LG Ally Android handsets revealed in Iron Man 2 TV spot

Can this be the US version of the LG LU2300? Probably after a few chassis tweaks because it doesn’t look much like it. Actually it looks a lot like the Windows Phone 7 prototype (LG C900 ?) that Microsoft has been flashing around for a few weeks now. The LG Ally (formely known as the Aloha?) will probably pack a Qualcomm SnapDragon chipset like all high-end smartphones released this year alongside Android 2.1. Unfortunately the TV ad doesn’t say much about the product…

Source: Engadget

New Windows Phone 7 Unlocked Emulator available

Similar to the previously unlocked Windows Phone 7 emulator released a little one ago, this one is based on the latest image released 2 days ago (build 6176) and lest you browse through the full OS and check out some of the new features implemented like the phone dialer, call notification, the ability to unstallapplication and most importantly the inclusion of an updated Office suite. Head over to this XDA thread to download the image file. Check out my walkthrough video here.

Official Twitter application for Android released


Twitter has just released the first official client for Android today. This obviously doesn’t sound to well for all other Twitter clients now that they have to compete directly with “the ream thing”. To make matters worst, the app is free and should be open-sourced shortly.

When apps work well with each other, sharing becomes as second nature on machines as it does in person. The Android platform is really good at that, and we’ve worked with the Android team to make it super easy to share what’s happening. Today we are excited to announce that Twitter for Android is available in Android Market!

Twitter for Android is a fantastic application to use, and sharing any link or photo is super simple too – just look for the share button in your favorite application and choose Twitter.

Reading tweets is easy in a bunch of places on your phone. Quickly access your timeline with the home screen widget, view a tweet location on a map, and see your friend’s latest tweet in your phonebook, GoogleTalk list or any application that uses Android’s QuickContact bar.”

The app fully integrates into Android’s native features like contacts, photo album, sharing and Google Maps. Unfortunately it only supports handsets running Android 2.1 and up (although it is reported to work on 2.01). Go ahead and download it now in from the Android Market.

Source: Twitter