HTC Legend passes the FFC and heading to AT&T

The HTC Legend has just passed the FCC’s certification and is probably going to be available on AT&T in the coming months. The devices test had the following; 850 and 1900MHz WCDMA bands so Rogers and AT&T the prime candidate to receive HTC’s latest mid-range Android  phone.

Source: FCC via Engadget

Windows Phone 7 Application Life Cycle video

Microsoft has just posted a 37minutes long video dedicated to the Windows Phone 7 Application Life Cycle. You will her about the new application submission system, how applications can also be remotely revoked by the marketplace, the application’s memory usage (there’s no quota, application can take as much storage as available on the phone), isolated storage, application secutiry etc..:

Windows Phone 7 Application Install Flow:

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Windows CE 7 coming soon: Is at the core of Windows Phone 7

Looks like we finally have the first official confirmation that Windows Phone 7 is based on the Windows CE 7 core (some have noticed mentions of CE7 in the WP7 Emulator and CTP tool Kit but Microsoft never confirmed or denied anything). According to Microsoft Embedded technical evangelist, Oliver Bloch, Microsoft has been hard at work on finalizing CE 7 and hopes to support it for the next 10 years:

So let me say this: Windows CE is NOT dead. Our devs our heads down finalizing Windows Embedded Compact 7 that will ship soon and that Microsoft will support over the next 10 years (at least). Windows Embedded team is investing a lot in adding new features, creating new tools to support these new features, analyzing the Embedded market really seriously… Does that sound like a dead product? Definitively not.

By the Way, Windows Phone 7 is based on the Windows Embedded Compact 7 core

You will hear more from me and the Windows Embedded team during the next couple of months and you will understand what I am talking about :-) . Lots of good things are coming. Stay tuned.

My only hope is that Microsoft also finally realised that Windows (X86) isn’t suited for handheld devices (tablets etc) and finally pushes CE 7 (or a Tablet version of Windows Phone 7) for Tablet devices like the recently canceled Courier.

Source: Oliver Bloch via SoftPedia

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide announced: launching in June with Android 2.1

T-Mobile has finally officially announced the long rumored and often leaked HTC myTouch 3G Slide. The myTouch 3G Slide features a 3.4″ HVGA capacitive screen coupled with a sliding-qwerty keyboard. It will be running Android 2.1 with a couple of unique applications pre-installed in place of the standard Google features For example the handsets will feature the Swype on screen keyboard and a Genius Button that enables voice control of the phone (powered by Dragon Dictation instead of Google’s own voice technology). As it was previously rumored The myTouch 3G Slide is expected to launch in June which is a little bit too late IMO (going against the EVO 4G, iPhone 4G etc)…Here’s the full press-release:

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