Samsung Omnia 7 Software Tour

Want to see how Windows Phone 7 performs on the Samsung Omnia 7? Well, you probably already have witnessed that’s it’s wicked fast as seen in the in the previous videos I have posted here, here and here. This one after the break is just a quick walkthrough, nothing fancy, because like I have demonstrated earlier every WP7 devices will give you with the same user experience. The main differentiator being the hardware form factor (Scree, camera) and some free apps provided by the OEM (like ScanSearch and Panorama on the LG Optimus 7). Check out that nice Super AMOLED display after the break:

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Microsoft plans to heavily promote Windows Phone 7 applications and games this holiday season..still sucks at marketing

The company has just outlined the “5 new ways” they are going to promote Windows Phone 7 applications and games this holiday season. So what is this all about? Well nothing ground breaking:

1. Find Windows Phone 7 Apps & Games on Bing Visual Search

Sure this looks really good. But it isn’t updated in real-time or even on a daily basis…

2. Promoting Windows Phone 7 Apps & Games on Xbox 360

Haven’t seen much here so I’m guessing that it’s US centric?

3. Windows Phone 7 Apps & Games on Windowsphone.com

Ok…

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Samsung Omnia 7 hardware tour

Still wondering how the Samsung Omnia 7 looks like? just check out my hardware tour video to witness one of the most beautiful smartphone ever created. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality of the device. I initially thought, based on the leaked shots, that it was really ugly and even after my first hands-on I didn’t find the phone to be really attractive. But after more than two weeks of use there’s no denying that the Omnia 7 just rocks. It’s light weight (138g), solid (thanks to the metallic back and has a superb Gorilla Glass screen (with oleophobic coating) on top of the 4″ Super AMOLED display. Check it out after the break:

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LG Optimus 7 Hardware Tour

You all probably already the know how the the LG Optimus 7 looks like by now so here’s my hardware tour video of the device. Build quality is really great and even better than what I had thought after the short hands-on sessions I hand with it earlier. The only problem I have with it is the power button which is impossible to operate without using my fingernail. For the full specs just check my Windows Phone 7 hardware comparison chart. Video and pictures after the break:

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Microsoft to provide a list of Windows Phone 7 certified Micro-SD cards shortly

courtersy: Paul.T

Microsoft is apparently busy testing every Micro-SD cards out there to certify them for Windows Phone 7 according to senior product manager Greg Sullivan. Redmond is a bit late to the party and “didn’t have time” to do this prior to the launch of the devices more than a month ago. SanDisk already posted a list of certified / recommended cards last week (but took it done 2 days later)and you can also apply my little registry trick to turn you WP7 handset into a removable USB Drive if you have some time to spare.

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LG Optimus 7 Scansearch Augmented Reality application Demo

Here’s one more LG Optimus 7 video, this time it’s a brief demo of the Scansearch Augmented Reality application found on LG’s Windows Phone 7 devices like the Optimus 7 and Optimus 7 Q/Quantum. You’ve already seen it more than a month ago in my Optimus 7 hands-on preview but I decided to shoot another one again. to talk about some I discovered while plying with the LG GW910 prototype. What’s interesting here isthe fact that this app (on the Optimus 7) seems to be  a trimmed down version of the realapplication (which is also availalbe on the iPhone). Sounds weird right? Well check out the pictures after the break:

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LG Optimus 7 Panorama Camera application demo

Here’s a short video I shot earlier today to show you how LG’s Panorama application works on the LG Optimus 7 (and LG Quantum) Windows Phone 7 devices. As you will see it actually use the built-in compass and accelerometer to guide you to the right direction and then automatically takes the shots. The picture is then stitched on the fly and will appear in your camera roll. The app is available for free via the LG section in the Marketplace. Once it’s installed it can be accessed directly from the phone’s camera menu (same for Scansearch) so you don’t necessarily have to pin it on your start screen. Video and picture after the break:

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Silverlight headed to the Xbox. But Microsoft doesn’t want you to know about it yet

Something weird just happened on Microsoft’s Careers website today. The company has posted a couple of new job ads related to Silverlight earlier this morning. Nothing out of the extraordinary right? Well, when I saw them (tweeted here) nothing catched my eye but apparently there was another version that was later corrected up on the site a few minutes earlier which mentions that Silvlerlight coming to Xbox in the next wave (update?). Microsoft supposedly later corrected the original and erased all mentions of the console. Read the two versions after the break:

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