Paramount launches 10 enhanced movie applications for Windows Phone 7

Paramount has just announced today that it is releasing 10 enhanced applications for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. So what is this all about? Well for $9,99 you can actually buy a full movie (which is later downloaded on your device) which is associated to a full blown silverlight application. Here’s the full description:

The movie apps have been built using Microsoft Silverlight technology and offer the full movie plus menus, bonus features and unique experiences not available on other platforms to deliver a rich connected consumer experience to Windows Phone 7.Other titles coming to Paramount Silverlight Enhanced Movies for Windows Phone include ZOOLANDER, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN and GI JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, with more to be announced.

“Through our relationship with Microsoft, we’re able to provide consumers new, enhanced ways to enjoy movies from anywhere on Windows Phone 7,” said Geremie Camara, Vice President Product Development for Paramount Digital Entertainment. “Using Silverlight technology and adding interactive and social networking features, our enhanced movie apps transform the movie viewing experience into a true entertainment experience.”

Other features in the enhanced movie apps include the ability to create custom clips, view the movie with pop-up trivia powered by ‘Scene It?’, and a Movie Info feature offering users the ability to identify actors, objects, music, and places in the movie, while providing rich, contextual information, such as bios, descriptions, and even maps to the locations.
“Windows Phone 7 is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like Paramount Entertainment’s movie apps, that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “We’re proud to have these Paramount titles that offer unique experiences for consumers exclusively available on Windows Phone 7 this holiday season,” he continued.

Paramount Digital Entertainment developed the movie apps in collaboration with Digitalsmiths, Hypershow and Trailer Park.

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Dell Venue Pro delayed until January

There’s no denying that Dell totally messed up the Venue Pro launch and unfortunately things aren’t about to change any time soon according to the latest January 6th estimated shipping date showing up on Dell Online Store. The latest batch of devices was supposed to ship today but Dell was apparently unable to get all the hardware bugs fixed in time and decided to delay it even further. Here’s what is apparently happening (after the break):

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Latest Windows Phone 7 TV ad finally shows something worth talking about

You all probably already know that I’m not really fond of Microsoft’s Marketing team…Anyway, they have released a new Windows Phone 7 TV ad that finally shows something worth talking about: Speech Recognition associated with Bing (powered by Tellme). Ironically I demoed the same features to a somebody last week and totally blew his mind with it (I showed him the real-time flight status search using Tellme. But you know what was sad about that? The person’s brother (who lives with him) has a Windows Phone 7 device since launch (Optimus 7) and didn’t even know that long pressing on the home button activates the speech recognition feature! That’s how bad Microsoft’s WP7 marketing is (hey maybe somebody up there should hire me to run their worldwide ad campaign? no? oh well…). Check out the ad after the break:

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