HTC 7 Trophy Hardware Tour

Here’s my HTC 7 Trophy hardware tour video that I’ve just shot today. It will give you a quick look at how the build quality looks like etc. Unfortunately while shooting the video I noticed that the device suffered from the same badly assembled glass (which results in weird air bubbles below it). This was apparently the case since the beginning but I only noticed it right now (I’ve had the phone for more that 6 days now). The bubbles don’t have any effect on the devices performance or usability (they are totally invisible when the screen is on but this kinda sucks hard especially after I discovered that the device had a regular TFT-LCD Panel instead of the SLCD. Anyway, check out the video after the break and a couple of photos of the device. The software tour can be watched here:

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Silverlight 5 announced: Features breakdown

Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie has just announced Silverlight 5 a few seconds ago during his Silverlight Firestarter keynote. Silverlight now support 100% GPU acceleration for video content.

¬†Microsoft has also introduced a new feature called trickplay that allows you to fast playback or slow playback a video or audio content¬†(it’s simiilar to what you natively have in windows Media player). Silverlight also now support remote controls and has better power management.

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Pocket God game now available on Android and coming to Windows Phone 7 this holidays season

The famous iPhone and iPad (and soon to be Facebook) game Pocket God has just been released on the Android Market for $0.99. Bolt Creative has also announced that the Windows Phone 7 version of the game will be released this holiday season. Regarding the Android version, it seems that it doesn’t work on Samsung Galaxy S devices, HTC Desire HD and Motorola liq (that’s the beauty of fragmentation I guess…). Full press release after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 Asian language support coming in second half of 2011. Sales look promising

As you probably already know Window Phone 7 only supports 5 languages: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. More are supposedly coming in the first half of 2011 but potential Asian buyers will have to wait a bit longer according to HTC Asia’s vie president Jack Tong:

With Android’s rapid growth, HTC will continue to focus on Android-based smartphones in the Asia-Pacific region, Tong said. As for the recently launched Windows Phone 7 (WP7), Tong indicated that for Asia, the company will target English-speaking markets such as Singapore and Australia since Chinese and other language editions will not be in the first half of 2011.

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