10 minutes long Windows Phone 7 demo

I figured out that you might me interested in watching the Windows Phone 7 demo that took place on stage at the ReMIX event 2 days ago so here’s the 10 minutes long video a shot during the keynote. The device used is the same modified Samsung prototype that you saw in my hands-on video earlier. You’ll get to see the Zune hub in action and a couple of other things like a flight status search in Bing and some Bing Maps action. Check it out after the break:

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Motorola is expected to launch Two Droid phones in July

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha unveiled that two new Droid handsets are expected to launch on Verizon this July. We already know about the Motorola Shadow thanks to the leaked Verizon flyer but the second handset is still unknown. He also confirmed that an updated version of the company’s Motoblur UI will be introduced before the end of the year.

Source: WSJ

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Preview

The boys at Engadget have wrapped up a quick preview of SlingPlayer Mobile for Android today. So far the biggest news here is that this Android version seems to be the fastest ever created by Sling Media. The Software is still in early beta stage and lacks a few features. Here’s what Chris had to say:

Though we didn’t have another SlingPlayer-equipped device to compare, past experience suggests to us that Sling wasn’t lying — load times are, in fact, lower here than we’re used to. That’s especially true over WiFi, where it took as little as 1.5 seconds (give or take a tenth) from launch to live video (assuming you’d already entered your login information, of course). We found this version’s remote interface to be totally usable — it’s got its own unique feel, just like every other SlingPlayer flavor out there — but we were disappointed to find no obvious way to create favorite channels. In fact, beyond using the remote and changing aspect ratio and Slingbox input, there’s no other functionality whatsoever.

I was also noted that the software suffered from some instability on Android 2.2 but this will probably be fixed in the shipping version. Check out the video after the break:

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QIK on the HTC EVO 4G to cost $5 per month ?

Nothing is confirmed yet but according to AndroidGuy‘s source at Sprint the QIK video chat service will cost you $5 per month on top of the monthly bill and $10 premium that HTC EVO 4G users will have to pay to use the WIMAX network. Sounds a bit expensive for such a service no? Let’s wait for an official announced which should come in the coming days (the EVO 4G is launching on June 4th)

Source: AndroidGuys

HTC HD Mini software update fixing the ringtone sound quality released

HTC has just released a small softaware fix for the HTC HD Mini to fix the ringtone sound quality:

This update improves the ringtone sound quality.

Note: This update is only applicable to ROM versions equal to 1.35.xxx.x, or lower.

Head over here to download it.

Source: HTC

Nokia N8 overview video

Here’s a 6 minutes long video overview of Nokia’s upcoming Symbian^3 smartphone the Nokia N8. You will get to see a walkthrough of the homescreen and some UI customization, integration of OVI maps and a whole bunch of other nice features like Flash in the browser.One interesting thing to not is that the devices seems to be running faster that what we have seen in the earlier promo videos back when the N8 was announced. but there’s still a sever lack of v-sync causing the noticable screen tearing you see when scrolling and panning. This is one thing that has to be fixed ASAP. The iPhone has shown us that a perfectly rendered UI is the minimum a user should expect when buying a high-end smartphone. This problem has ^plagued Windows Mobile for many and it is only now that Microsoft is finally natively “fixing” this issue with the release of Windows Phone 7 (I highly suggest you take a look at my live hands-on video of WP7 in action to see how it looks like). Check out the video after the break:

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T-Mobile’s HTC HD2 updated ROM is back again

Well, well, T-Mobile has finally re-upped the ROM update for the HTC HD2 today and based on what they are saying it was taken down just because of server bandwidth issues on their side (!) and not issues with the ROM itself. So if you have already flashed this ROM earlier there’s no need to do anything. Here’s T-Mobile’s official statement:

Due to overwhelming demand, some customers experienced slow download times when attempting to access the HTC HD2 software update from the T-Mobile Web site. As a result, we temporarily removed the link from our Web site to ensure the best possible customer experience.

Now that we have solved our server issues, we are happy to announce that the software update for the HTC HD2 is now available on the T-Mobile Web site for customers to download and install on their HTC HD2 smartphone.

If you have already downloaded and installed the software update to their HTC HD2, please continue to use your device as normal. You do not need to reinstall the software.

Source: T-Mobile via WMExperts

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android shown on the HTC EVO 4G

Today Sling Media is for the first time showing SlingPlayer Mobile for Android, running on the HTC EVO 4G. The company is claiming that this version is the fastest (thanks to the EVO 4G’s WIMAX I guess). Not much else is know and not date of availability has been announced yet. Check out the video after the break:

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