The first Windows Phone 7 device has been sold!

The first ever retail Windows Phone 7 device, an HTC 7 Trophy, has just been sold in New Zealand (where it’s already Oct 21) as seen in the picture above. Unfortunately everybody isn’t going to be able to get one tomorrow because of the current stock of WP7 devices in the world. Even thought HTC denied that there’s any delay (which is true) there’s no WP7 handset stock anywhere and everything is apparently allocated to carriers (principaly Orange in UK, France..) and non premier WP7 carriers like Vodafone/SFR are apparently very low on stock and you probably won’t be able to get a device before the end of the month. Yeah it sucks but one has to remember that HTC is currently launching 6 different models all in one month (Trophy, Mozart, HD7, Surround, Desire Z and Desire HD) and Samsung barely has enough Super-AMOLED panels for the Galaxy S manufacturing chains and now has to build 2 more devices using these same screen (Focus and Omnia 7).LG’s Optimus 7 should be widly availalbe starting next week but nothing is set in stone yet.

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Cocktail Flow: Super nice looking cocktail application for Windows Phone 7

Now that’s an awesome looking Windows Phone 7 application courtesy of Distinction and GregDoesIt. Cocktail Flow is a cocktail recipe application for Windows Phone 7 and designed from the ground up to to take advantage of the Metro UI. HEre are the features supported by the application:

Barstock SearchSelect the ingredients present in your home cabinet from the application’s virtual cabinet with a touch to view the cocktails that can be made from them.
The application also offers shopping advice on further ingredients to buy based on the contents of your cabinet

Instant Search Search recipes instantly by starting to type their names in any list. Categorized cocktail lists also help finding the drinks either by type or by their base drinks.
The tempting recipes also display a list of similar cocktails, helping you discover further cocktails of similar taste.

Amazing Photography Visuals are second to most important about cocktails after taste. Because of this, all recipe pictures have been carefully composed to deliver the fantastic experience you’ll feel when drinking them.
Have you ever shown a friend just how good a cocktail tastes? With the stunning pictures in Cocktail Flow, you finally can.

Guide Not sure where to start? The guides in the application explain the essentials needed to get started creating the perfect cocktail – from the bar tools to garnishing techniques.
Recipes also come with step by step guides on how to make them, making it easy to create those tasty drinks.

Check out the neat looking video after the break:

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HTC HD7 vs Samsung Omnia 7 vs HTC 7 Mozart screen comparison

The lucky gals at Engadget have just posted a three way screen comparison of the HTC HD7 vs Samsung Omnia 7 vs HTC 7 Mozart. The first thing you will notice is the perfect blacks on the Omnia 7′s Super-AMOLED compared to the HTC 7 Mozart’s SLCD panel and the Regular TFT-LCD screen of the HTC HD7. No surprise here but you will have to live with the sucky Pentile Matrix sub-pixel arrangement if you what the brightest Windows phone 7 device on the market. And just to be clear, the HTC HD7 uses exactly the same screen has on the original HTC HD2 so the colors feel kinda washed out even compared to other TFT-screens and the viewing angles are the worst of all the WP7 devices that are going on sale this week. More pictures and videos after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 Facebook application released

One more Windows Phone 7 application has been released a few hours ago and this time it is the official Facebook app. Nothing too fancy here but fortunately it follows the UI guidelines to make the user experience consistent with the rest of the OS. Sadly it doesn’t feature push notifications (in fact the vast majority of the applications currently on the Marketplace don’t support it even thought some of them “should” have this feature from the get go..). Just log into your Zune Desktop software and check it out in the Marketplace.