Windows Phone 7 Benchmark tool coming soon

A new benchmark tool for Windows Phone 7 named WP Bench is set to launch in a few hours in the Marketplace. The application was developed by Robert Varga who also developed the DirectX 11 ComupteMark software. As with all synthetic benchmarks the results aren’t really indicative of the real word performance of the devices so you should always base your performance analysis one synthetics results and real word results. Another way to compare the performance of the different Windows Phone 7 handsets on the market is to use the XNA sample applications (which I showed you in video in my Windows Phone 7 review) or just display the framerate rate counter in your application when debugging it.

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Motorola Xoom Super Bowl TV commercial

Here’s pretty nice Motorola Xoom commercial that aired during last nights Super Bowl and was teased last week on YouTube. You catch a glimpse of the device in simulated action (I say simulated because what you see on the fake device’s screen was composited in post) but I would highly suggest to check out the hour long Android 3.0 presentation video to really see the Xoom in all it’s glory. Video after the break:

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play officially unveiled in Super Bowl ad

Sony Ericsson has finally officially unveiled the Xperia Play (also known as the PSP phone) in a TV commercial which just aired during the Super Bowl. The Android device is going to be officially announced on February 13th in Barcelona just ahead of Mobile World Congress and I’ll be there to cover the event. As you probably already know the Xperia play will feature a Qualcomm MSM8255 SoC with the Adreno 205 GPU and be the first device to be compatible with PlayStation certified games. Checkout the cool and creepy TV ad after the break:

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