Windows Phone 7 Developer tools are final and available

As promised last month, Microsoft has just released the Final Windows Phone 7 developer tools. All the most important controls are now included and ready to use ( Panorama, Pivot, Bing Maps etc.;). Remember that you will have to uses them (the official controls) if you don’t want to have your application rejected. All apps developed with the Beta SDK with have to be recompiled with the final before submission to the Marketplace in early October. Also note that if you currently have a development handset the app compiled with the final sdk won’t deploy to the device (I guess that a firmware update is going to be pushed)

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Microsoft releases Advertising SDK for Windows Phone 7

This came out of nowhere. While everybody was waiting for the Final Windows Phone 7 SDK ,Microsoft has silently released an Advertising SDK for Windows Phone 7 which will help developers monetize their applications:

Increase your application revenues with the new Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone 7. The SDK allow easy integration of text and banner ads into your application, and consumes ads served by Microsoft’s mobile Ad Exchange, the first bidded ad exchange for mobile. The exchange includes multiple advertiser sales channels competing in real-time to purchase your ad inventory, incuding Microsoft’s national sales force and adCenter’s significant market footprint. Microsoft’s best-in-class ad targeting solution means better click through rates and better monetization, and the new SDK is integrated with Microsoft pubCenter to give you actionable reporting of how ads are performing in your applications

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YouTube, Twitter, Netflix, Flixter, Travelocity and OpenTable for Windows Phone 7 showcased on video

Today’s is going to be filled with Windows Phone 7 news it seems. Microsoft has just showcased several Windows phone 7 applications that will be available on launch day. The first one is the Twitter app that everybody has been waiting for, followed by an OpenTable application, Netflix, Flixter, Travelocity and finally you will see Brandon Watson doing a demo of the YouTube integration in WP7. Videos after the break:

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HTC Sense Hub shown on HTC Schubert device

It’s leaking folks! Here’s a video of the previously shown HTC Hub customization running on an actual device (which looks like the HTC Schubert / Mozart). I personally don’t really like what HTC has done in terms of UI design. It doesn’t seems to follow the guidelines at all. What do you guys think? Video after the break:

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HTC Sense Hub Windows Phone 7 experience revealed in video?

Well, this looks interesting to say the least. Could this be HTC‘s attempt to “customized” Windows Phone 7 with a little bit of Sense love? It definitely doesn’t follow some of the UI guidelines but things could be slightly different for OEMs… Grab some salt though….Video after the break:

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HTC HD7 headed to T-Mobile alongside some accessories?

One more mention of the rumored HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 device has popped-up today but this time the device is apparently hitting T-Mobile (remember the first time it showed up on O2). The picture above indicates that some HTC HD7 accessories will be available on the November 1st. You can see that there an HTC HD7 leather sleeve, a screen protector, Charge Sheel, etc.

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Seesmic for Windows Phone 7 showcased in video

It’s been a while since we last heard of of the Windows Phone 7 Seesmic application (back in March at the MIX event)so it nice to finally see how the application has evolved since then. A new video has be unveiled to day showcasing the application running on the WP7 emulator. Loic’s team decided to follow the WP7 design guidelines and created an application that blends perfectly with the OS (and looks totally different from the IPhone/iPad and Android version).Check it out after the break:

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