Windows Phone 7 vs Android Browser comparison on the Samsung Omnia 7 and Galaxy S

I’ve just shot a video comparing the browsing experience on Windows Phone 7 and Android with the Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Galaxy S running Android 2.2. I’m not really going to go into technical details here (I’ll leave this for my upcoming Windows Phone 7 review) but you will basically see how both OS’s perform when doing simple web browsing tasks. For my part I personally find Windows Phone 7 to be more user friendly and easier to use (I never really liked the fact that you always have to use the hardware menu button to access all the options on Android) but it still lacks some polish and complete landscape support (the UI is totally gone when you rotate your device..) Video after the break:

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Dell Venue Pro finally launching on December 14th for $149

According to Dell’s online store the much anticipated Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 is apparently finally going to lunch on December 14th for 149.99 with a 2/y contractor $499.99 unlocked. (with 16GB of internal memory). The Venue Pro was initially “paper” launched earlier this month but suffered from many hardware and software bugs (even after it was supposedly fixed) so lets hope that Dell has finally ironed out all the quirks this time around.

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Windows Phone 7 developers to receive their first payout in February 2011

This is kind of crazy…but unfortunately seems to be official so Microsoft must have a good reason right? Here’s the deal: Developers who are currently selling applications through the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will receive their first payout in February 2011. That’s right folks, 5 months after the initial release of WP7! What’s even more messed up is the current lack of analytics system to track the number of sales and applications downloads. Developers have to find a way to track all this info themselves via the use of stuff like PreEmptive’s framework or build their own tracking system into their app. Some developers are looking at their own server logs (if their apps connects through their server) to guesstimate the number of users using the application while others who have implemented ads are looking the number of impressions in hopes to know if their software is successful. The offical analitycs tools will only be availale in January 2011 (the Windows Mobile 6.X Marketplace already had this feature btw…).

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LG Optimus 7 dissassembled tear down pictures

As you have probably already seen my Windows Phone 7 performance comparison videos (here and here) the LG Optimus 7 is always the fastest devices to finish loading applications when compared to the other handsets like the Omnia 7 and HTC 7 Trophy because LG is using eMMC NAND memory chips which are faster than the regular Micro-SD cards found in the other devices. This is nothing really new given that this information was provided by LG in the product’s hardware specifications sheet (and reported in my WP7 devices specifications chart more than a month ago) but thanks to wm.andrew.wilson over at xda-devs we can now have look at what’s inside the beast:

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Acer working on Window Phone 7 devices

It has long been known that Acer would one day come out with a Windows Phone 7 device but unfortunately nothing has materialized since the initial announcement back in February. Even before Windows Phone 7 was unveiled Acer was working on being a launch partner but given their recent focus on Android (and Microsoft’s switch from Windows Mobile 7 / Photon to Windows Phone 7) the company kept us in the shadows regarding their plans in the smartphone market. Today’s interview with Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci sheds some light on the company’s mobile future and their upcoming Windows Phone 7 products:

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