LG, HTC, Samsung and Dell will ship Windows Phone 7 phones this fall. HP no longer a partner

 

Microsoft’s Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications Business, Andy Lees has announced a few minutes ago during his WPC10 presentation that consumers can expect to see Windows Phone 7 handsets from HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell shipping this fall. This also means that other partners like Gamrin Asus, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba won’t have their devices ready before the end of the year. Another interesting piece of info popped up during Steve Ballmer’s speach yesterday in one of his PPT slides (pictured above): HP is no longer a Windows phone 7 partner. This shouldn’t come as a surprise especially after the Palm acquisition (even though HP was a bit confused about this subject lately).

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Windows Phone Live offers sync, remote wipe, device location for free on Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has just announced the new and updated version of their MyPhone service for Windows Phone 7 device. The new service is now called Windows Phone Live and will enable WP7 users to sync the phone content wireless to their 25GB Skydrive and offer all the previous MyPhone services like device location, remote wipe,contact management all for free. I noticed the presence of this service yesterday during my hands-on time with the device. For example if you open a picture (or any other document) on your phone you will have the choice to upload it directly to the Skydrive in just one tap. It is also nice to see Microsoft the premium services for free now.
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Google releases App Inventor visual programing tool for Android

Google has just released today a new visual programming tool for Android called App Inventor to enable each and everybody to “develop” Android applications without writing a single line of code.There’s obviously nothing really new here given that Palm has already done this with Ares a few months ago and Nokia too. The downside to these types of tools comes from the fact that you can’t really develop anytype of serious application because of the restricted number of “visual blocks” available to the user. App Inventor can be describe are a really really dumbed down version of Microsoft Expression Blend. Still nice to see Google pushing the Android platform this hard. Check out the video after the break:

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