The HTC 7 Pro hits the FCC ?

A CDMA Windows Phone 7 HTC handset (PC93100) has just  passed the FCC certification.Based on this info alone it is safe to assume that this device is probably the HTC 7 Pro which is the only WP7 CDMA currently announced and scheduled to launch on Sprint in 2011. Not much else is known but keep your fingers crossed for more HTC 7 Pro news in the coming days.

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Telemap5 announced: first offline turn-by-turn GPS navigation software for Windows Phone 7

The first offline turn-by-turn GPS navigation software for Windows Phone 7 has been announced today. Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion for Windows Phone 7 includes the following features:

• in-car turn-by-turn navigation with 3D moving maps, voice and text instructions announcing street names and Points of Interest such as gas stations and parking lots along the way, a dedicated pedestrian navigation, local search and content enhanced specifically for the Windows Phone 7
• Full Singapore and Malaysia maps
• Real-time traffic information
• Cell-ID function that enables you to check your location and plan a route even when indoors

As you can see Telemap5 currently only includes maps of Singapore and Malaysia but other regions should be available at a later date. Unlike Bing Maps (and Google Maps which is not available on WP7 anyway) navigation software like this one (like TomTom etc)don’t have to be constantly connected to a data network because all the mapping data is already loaded and installed on the device. It’s only a matter of time before other navigation companies release the WP7 version of the products. Full Press release after the break:

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Adobe announces AIR 2.5 for TV, Phones and PCs. Flash 10.1 still coming to Windows Phone 7

Adobe is announcing today the latest version of AIR (version 2.5) for TVs, Mobile devices and Desktop computers. Hidden in the press release is the mention that Flash 10.1 is till expected to be released on Winodws Phone 7and other mobile platforms like Meego etc. Similar to copy and paste Flash for WP7 is already in prototype version currently being tested by Microsoft and Adobe so we shouldn’t have to wait an eternity before it’s release (it was already announced as coming witthin monthsafter the WP7 release). Will this mobile version of the plug-in be more usable than the Android version currently available? One can only hope so because based on my own experience on a Galaxy S, Flash 10.1 is barely usable on Android. Full Press Release after the break:
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Samsung Focus, HTC Surround, Samsung Omnia 7 review round-up

I just wanted to give you the heads up on a couple in-depth reviews of the Samsung Focus, HTC Surround and Samsung Omnia 7 review posted by the good folks at PhoneArena (US) and GSMArena (EU). As it is usually the case with both website their reviews cover all the hardware and software features of the phones and a lots of media including photo & video samples and walkthrough videos. As I’ve said before you can’t go wrong with any of the currently announced Windows Phone 7 handset but Samsung’s hardware seems to be the best match for the OS thanks to the Super-AMOLED screen (that’s if you can live with the PenTile-Matrix sub-pixel arrangement). Unfortunately HTC seems to have messed up the camera software (or the sensors used aren’t really that good) especially in video mode.

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