720P video recording finally coming to the HTC Desire

It seems that HTC is about to fulfill its promise and enable 720P video recording on the HTC Desire in a upcoming Froyo / Android 2.2 ROM according to leaks on the XDA-Devs forum. Not much is known yet but it looks like some folks have got their hands on some leaked internal ROM and are in the process of cooking a hacked rom with it. Check out the 2 720P video samples shot with an HTC Desire below:

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The Defence of Lushington Springs Windows Phone 7 XNA game

One more Windows Phone 7 game has been unveiled for your own viewing pleasure today. The Defence of Lushington Springs is a Tower Defense game developed using the XNA framework and currently runs quite well in the WP7 emulator as you can see in the video below. The game is obviously is still in an early stage of development but already sounds promising:

The Defence of Lushington Springs is my first game aimed for Windows Phone 7. It is still early days, but the levels are already functioning quite well.

None of the art assets are ready yet (maps, towers and units) and I stil have to decide exactly which towers to have. I have a content pipeline importer which makes importing towers trivial, so hopefully it shouldn’t take too long, and then it will be a case of balancing the units and towers. I also plan on having 12 units in the game (only 4 in the video). I still need to implement the tower bases and tops, which rotate around to face their current target.

As you would expect the game runs well in the WP7 emulator, but unfortunately the emu doesn’t work with fraps, so this is a windows build. It is possible to play through the entire game with touch screen only, with the external phone buttons (vol etc.) controlling the main menu interface.

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Browse all the MIX 2010 presentations with Deepzoom on Windows Phone 7

Don’t feel like downloading all the PPT presentations from last March’s MIX 2010 event? Just head over to mix.zoomery.com and browse every single one of them directly in your browser thanks to Silverlight and the Deepzoom control. But the best part of this is that it is now “available” on Windows Phone 7 after a 2 days long port (which re-uses 90% of the code). Check out the video overview after the break:

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HTC Vision Android phone with sliding-qwerty spotted in the wild

Remember the HTC Vision user agent profile that popped-up back in May? Well today we finally have what looks like the first live pictures of the device. As you can see the Android handset features a full sliding-qwerty keyboard and what seems like a 3.7″ screen (it also supposedly packs a SnapDragon SoC clocked at 1Ghz). The HTC Vision will probably launch this fall around November. Check out the second picture after the break.
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