HTC Spark aka HTC Mondrian aka HTC 7 Trophy shot in the wild

Leaks? What leaks? Yeah things aren’t going to stop now that we are nearing the launch of Windows Phone 7. Here are several pictures of the HTC Spark which is also apparently called the HTC Mondrian or HTC 7 Trophy. THere’s othing we haven’t seen before (the press shots leaked last night).The device does look quite nice IMO (not the HTC Hub tho…) More pictures after the break:

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Microsoft Advertising opened for Windows Phone 7 application registrations

As is was previously announced Microsoft is officially enabling US only Windows Phone 7 applications developers to register their apps if they wish to monetize them through Microsoft’s PubCenter (using the SDK released 2 weeks ago). Unfortunately this only applies to US residents so the vast majority will have to rely on Google’s Mobile Adsense or Admob advertising platform. More info after the break:

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Samsung announces official support for Windows Phone 7

This shouldn’t come as a surprise given all the Windows Phone 7 Samsung handsets we have seen roaming freely and especially the fact that the Samsung Taylor (seen above) is one of the prototype handset used to develop the OS. Today Samsung is officially announcing its support for Microsoft’s new mobile platform and the launch of several Windows Phone 7 devices in Europe, US and Asia this year. Full press release after the break:

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HTC Mondrian press shots leaked

Is it the HTC Mondrian or HTC 7 Trophy ? One thing for sure thought: both phones look identical. There’s still no word on the specs besides what was rumored a few days ago and nothing seems to have been extracted from the Spark / Trophy Rom that leaked 2 days ago or the Mondrian Rom that leaked this summer (this one mentioned the presence of a Qualcomm QSD8250A aka MSM8255 chipset) . More Pictures after the break:

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Messenger and MSN applications coming to Windows Phone 7

UK Blogger Michael Gillet sat down with Microsoft UK’s head of marketing for Windows Phone 7, Oled Ran who showed him a demo of an unannounced MSN application that apparently works as an advanced RSS reader for the MSN news services (and lets you stream video through it). Interestingly,Oled also told him and Sony Ericsson is currently working on at least one Windows phone 7 handset. You probably remember that SE announced last week that their main focus will be on Android but that WP7 was still on their road-map so it’s good to have a confirmation coming from Microsoft’s side.

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