Bus Tracker application for Windows Phone 7

Here’s a pretty neat Windows Phone 7 application called BusTrack build by Matt Hidinger that take full advantage of Bing Maps Silverlight control and the build in GPS of the device.

This app will make sure you never miss a bus, and perhaps more importantly, will make sure you know the best time to leave your house or office so you don’t end up standing and waiting at the bus stop for a ridiculous amount of time.

Check out the video after the break:

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White HTC EVO 4G exclusively going on sale at Best Buy on June 11th

According to a a tipster over at Engadget a white version of the HTC EVO 4G (only the back is actually white) will be exclusively sold only at Best Buy starrting June 1th (and will be available through Sprint on August 8th). THose of you who are intersted can start pre-ordering it right not at your local BestBuy store.

Source: Engadget

Android 2.2 coming to the HTC Desire in less than 2 weeks?

XDA user jonnobright received the following mail from HTC’s tech Support claiming that  the Android 2.2 will be pushed Over The Air to the HTC Desire in less than two weeks:

Dear Jonathan, Thank you for contacting us in regards to your flash player issue. Within the next 2 weeks HTC wil release the Android 2.2 OS over the air. The will enable the lastest version of Adobe Flash Player on your device and will resolve any exisiting issues. I trust that this resolves your query, please do not hesitate to contact us again if required. Thank you for contacting HTC. Best regards, xxxxxxxxxxxxx HTC Technical Support

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Can this be true? Now HTC’s Support track record I would take the following mail with a pinch of salt. But it would be awesome if it was indeed true.

source: XDA-devs via Pocketnow

iPhone 4 vs HTC EVO 4G HD video comparison

One more video comparison for you folks. This time it’s the iPhone 4 vs the HTC EVO 4G. And the winner is…..obviously the iPhone 4.Check out the video below and see how the HTC EVO 4G video suffers from crappy compression artifacts and totally messed contrast (with a nice purple tint as the center of the lense…) compared to the smoother image and framerate with more natural colors on the iPhone 4:
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iPhone 4 HD video sample (720P) and pictures

We finally have what looks like the first real iPhone 4 pictures and HD video sample shot in 720P courtesy of the Czech website Jablí?ká?.cz. As I expected last week the iPhone 4 camera seems to be one of the best ever on a mobile phone (outside of Japan…) and the video quality shown in the video below is so far better than what we have seen from the  HTC EVO 4G , Droid X , Acer Stream and slightly better than the Samsung Galaxy S . Check it out after the break:

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HTC Wildfire delayed?

 

Just when AT&T is about to release the HTC Aria (HTC HD Mini with Android..) comes the word that the HTC Wildfire (HTC Desire Mini..) is delayed until late July / early August according to online retailers Clove and Expansys.  It remains to be seen if such a small form factor device can be a commercial success now that 3.5″ touchscreen are becoming the norm.

Source: Pocketnow

Windows Phone 7′s Xbox Live HUB is now up and running

Here’s some good news from the Windows Phone 7 team: The XBOX Live HUB is now up and running in the latest internal build of the OS. Here’s what Michael Klucher had to say:

My Windows Phone 7 device has really become my phone. I keep it updated with the latest builds and use it as I would any phone I’ve ever owned. I play games(from App Week), check my email, listen to music, and surf the web. This week started out like most others, I flashed my phone, entered my Windows Live ID, and went into the Games Hub…

Whoa! That’s me! By me of course I mean my Gamertag, Avatar, and latest Achievement in the Games Hub! I couldn’t believe it, we’ve had the Games Hub working for a while, but up until now it’s been on internal networks inside Microsoft. This week was the first time I really got to see my “true” gamer identity on the phone.

In that moment everything that we’ve been talking about and everything we’ve been showing became so very real to me. I mean here I was with Xbox LIVE in my hand! It’s an incredible experience to see something that many of us have been working on really come together and shine.

It almost goes without saying that I’m so excited for the Windows Phone 7 release this holiday, and can’t wait for each of you to have the same experience I did of having the Xbox LIVE experience on the phone! We’re getting closer every day and it will be here before you know it. There’s a lot more to talk about from E3 this year, but for now I just had to share with you my excitement of seeing this working.

XBOX Live is going to be Windows Phone 7′s main differentiator against its competitors (even though Apple has now implemented similar service in iOS 4), with more than 25 million subscribers worldwide Microsoft hopes that the integration of the service into its mobile OS will help its (WP7) adoption in the more casual / consumer market. I just hoped we would here more about Windows Phone 7 during this year’s E3..

Source: M.Klucher

Motorola Droid 2 in the wild again and first impressions


A Gizmodo reader had the chance to get some hands-on action with the upcoming Motorola Droid 2 this week and sent out his first impressions. According to what he saw there’s nothing mind blowing with the device which definitely feels like a updated version of the original Droid launch last year. Also the Verizon rep who was with him confirmed that the handset will probably ship with Android 2.2 / Froyo on board. Check out the full impressions after the break:

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