Windows Phone 7 unsaved camera settings feature still being discussed internally

Looks like we are going to be stuck for a while with the lamest feature ever in Windows Phone 7:  the infamous unsaved camera settings feature. As I’ve pointed out a couple of days ago after trying out the NoDo based emulator image, the “feature”  (yes, feature..according to Microsoft) is still present in the OS. Apparently it is still being discussed internally so were are probably going to have to wait until Mango is released this fall…. if we are lucky.

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CDMA Windows Phone 7 phones coming out in March?


As you have probably already heard, Microsoft has outlined its Windows Phone 7 update roadmap today during MWC and announced that the forthcoming NoDo update, now scheduled to be pushed out in early March, will also include support for CDMA handset. It is now safe to assume that Verizon and Sprint will finally release their Windows Phone handsets in the weeks following the update’s release.

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More info on IE9 Mobile for Windows Phone 7

The IE Mobile team has just posted some more info on the recently announced Internet Explorer 9 version for Windows Phone 7 which is scheduled to be launched in the second half of the year as part of the Mango update. This definitely something I would have betted on given Microsoft history so I’m really happy to have been proven wrong in this case. Check the whole thing after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 Kinect companion Rally Ball game video


Here’s the promotional video of the the Windows Phone 7 Kinect companion Rally Game that was just shown during the MWC congress keynote just an hour ago. It’s still unclear how the game actually works. Is the skeleton actually mapped on the players via the camera’s viewfinder or is the whole data being processed on the Xbox and then set to the Windows Phone 7 handset via Wifi? Just hit the break to see the action:

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Multi-Tasking and IE 9 Mobile and Twitter integration, Kinect interaction coming to Windows Phone 7 in second half of 2011

That’s right folsk! Steve Ballmer has just announced during his MWC eynote that full Multi-Tasking , IE9 Mobile with full Hardware acceleration and Twitter integration are coming to Windows Phone 7 in the Second half of 2011. That’s Mango for you! Stay tuned fro more… The Office hub is also being updated Hit the break for the full feature’s description:

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Preview and hands on video

The Samsung Galaxy S II wasn’t the only device unveiled during last night event so here comes a couple of pictures and a hands-on video of the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (aka Galaxy Tab 2). Samsung didn’t flesh out the detailed hardware specifications but we already know that the devices has a 10.1 inch 1280×800 display, 8mpx rear camera and 2Mpx front facing camera and is powered by nVidia’s Tegra 2. This is also a bit surprising given that the Galaxy S II is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 4210 dual-core Application Processor which is probably faster than the Tegra 2. In a sens it does confirm that nVidia SoC is the “recommended” chipset for the first batch of Android 3.0 honeycomb tablets. I’m currently running out of time here so I will updated this preview with more thoughts on this device later today. In the mean time you can check out the hands-on video and pictures after the break:

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Qualcomm announces new Quad-Core chipset clocked at 2.5Ghz with Quad-Core Adreno 320 GPU

Qualcomm has just announced its new family of Snapdragon products which aren’t expected to see the light of the day before the end of 2012. This new family will be composed of the single-core MSM8930, the dual-core MSM8960 and the quad-core APQ8064. All three will be using the latest 0.28nm process and features the newest Adreno 320 GPU with the APQ8064 having a quad-core version of it. It also goes without saying that these will also natively be able to render stereoscopic 3D content, LTE and have build-in NFC support. Qualcomm president Raj Talluri was also happy to point out that the recent Nokia and Microsoft partnership was a big win for the company given that they are the only certified chipset maker for Windows Phone 7 (his comment makes it seem like it will still be the case..). Make sure to check out my hands on preview of the MSM8660 and Adreno 220 GPU here and follow me on Twitter. Check out the full press release after the break:

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Samsung Galaxy S II Preview, hardware specifications and hands on video

Let’s just start by saying that Samsung’s Unpacked Keynote was one of the most boring a useless keynote I have ever attended. Thankfully for the company the products being unveiled vast overshadowed the lackluster presentation: not a single live demo, tons and tons of useless PR talk and even more PR talk (to make things worst the whole thing start one hour late and nobody ever told the audience what was going on). But let’s forget about this and concentrated on one of the most powerful handled device ever created: The Samsung Galaxy S II. So what’s so specially about it? Well, to put it simply: the hardware hardware specifications are just insane:

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