Flickr for Windows Phone 7 video review

Yahoo has finally released the official Windows Phone 7 Flickr application just 3 days after the initially announced launch date. The application is obviously free to download in the Marketplace right now and is in my opinion one of the most feature rich WP7 application to date. The only problem is that it’s really slow at fetching thumbnails data from the cloud and not really responsive (like the vast majority of the WP7 applications). It also doesn’t run under the locks-screen which is really annoying (especially when you are uploading photos…). I really hope that Yahoo will work on an update to fix the error message, improve the UI performance and that Microsoft is planning on seriously improving Silverlight on WP7 in the coming months. Anyway, check out the 8 minutes long video after the break:

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HTC Pyramid with MSM8260 dual core SoC headed to T-Mobile this year

The latest rumor emanating from the HTC underworld is pointing at the release of a new high-end Android handset called the HTC Pyramid which will supposedly pack a Qualcomm MSM8260 SoC (Dual-Core CortexA8 Snapdragon CPUs clocked at 1.2ghz and Adreno 220 GPU) and a 4.3inch qHD 960×540 screen. This phone does sound like a powerful beast and there’s no denying that Windows Phone 7 is going to be left behind when it comes to powerful smartphones this year (remember that as of right now the OS only supports the first generation QSD8250 SnapDragon). It remains to be seen if all this power is going to be put to good use (other than shooting and playing back HD content and that’s unless HTC once again packs a crappy camera sensor) Given that Android 2.X doesn’t even support and take advantage Dual-Core CPU’s at the kernel level. The rumored HTC Pyramid is said to be launching on T-Mobile around March 2011.  MWC is going to be interesting and full and Android news it seems.

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One hour long Android 3.0 Honeycomb presentation

Didn’t have time to watch the Android 3.0 Honeycomb event streamed live on YouTube a few hours ago? Don’t worry, Google has you covered. The company has posted the full, one hour long, presentation on YouTube so you can finally watch some really in-depth Android 3.0 action. You will see everything from the new multi-tasking capabilities to the new 3D UI framework and video calling (all running on the Motorola Xoom). Google seems to have done a tremendous job on this release and Microsoft really has to worry about them because they just don’t have anything to competitively compete with this until Windows 8 is finalized in 2012. Sit tight, grab something to drik and watch the whole thing after the break:

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Microsoft investigating the use of Live Services running on hacked HTC HD2′s running Windows Phone 7

Pocketnow asked Microsoft for comments about the recent hacks that enable the HTC HD2 to run Windows Phone 7 and the vast number of user are getting product keys from Microsoft’s (by phoning MS and lying to them to get the key) to enable the live services on the device.

“Microsoft does make product keys available for select support scenarios” but “these keys are not intended to allow for the installation of software onto unsupported hardware. We are investigating whether or not additional steps are needed to discourage the improper use of product keys”.

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