Clarity Consulting Windows Phone 7 presentation at Bizpark Camp

The Clarity Consulting blog has just been updated with the Windows Phone 7 presentation slides of last week’s Microsoft Bizpark Camp that took place in San Fransisco.

Seeing that the camp was focused on Azure and WP7 I decided to augment my presentation with a code sample. The intention was to give some insight on how to approach building WP7 applications that talk to Azure. Some colleges of mine here at Clarity have posted a sample on codeplex focused on getting up and running with WP7 and can check it out HERE. The project is not a “hello” world app, and is targeted at people who have some experience with the platform and a working knowledge of silverlight.

There is some additional info found the “notes” of the PPTX (here and PDF Here).

Source: Clarity

90 seconds Video of Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone 7

Here’s a short 90 seconds video showcasing the development of Windows Phone 7 applications with Expression Blend 4. Nothing super exciting I know, but developing application with a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) “editor” is really neat especially for artists and people who are not hüber coders..

Source: Microsoft

Bing Maps with Turn By Turn Navigation introduced on Windows Phones today

The latest version of the Bing Maps applications for Windows Phones now includes Turn-By-Turn navigation with voice guidance and a couple new tweaks and UI changes. As you will see in the short video (uploading it right now to YouTube) the navigation feature isn’t working on my HTC HD2 (this can be caused by the fact that I’m located in Europe or the services isn’t fully up and running yet) UPDATE: The Bing Maps Navigation Team is trying to figure out the problem. You will also notice that the home screen is now nearly identical to the Bing application on the iPhone. Hopefully the navigation feature will be implemented in Windows Phone 7 this Fal and work outside of the US.

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Motorola Flipout pictures and specifications

Motorola’s upcoming square-looking android 2.1 handset is apparently going to be called the Motorola Flipout and feature the following specifications:

The specs, as they’re being whispered so far:

- 3.1 MP camera
- QWERTY keyboard
- 2.8 “display
- 512 ROM
- 256 MB RAM
- 700 MHz processor

The 700Mhz CPU doesn’t sound right thought…Other than that this Moto flipout device looks like a direct competitor of the KIN ONE but has the advantage of having a “real” smartphone OS (Android 2.1 withe the MotoBlur UI). The device will also be available in the following colors:

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Flash 10.1 for Android to be released next week at Google I/O

Those who are waiting patiently for Flash 10.1 for their mobile device (mainly Android) should be happy to know that the first public version should be released next week duing Google I/O’s event (May 19-20). according to Adobe’s Platform Evangelist Ryan Stewart. The other good news is that the plug-in apparently works quite well: just check out the video of his Nexus One running the latset version of the plug-in ruuning on Android Froyo:

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