Another nice looking Windows Phone 7 TV ad for the Samsung Focus

Looks like Microsoft is finally getting things done the right way. A follow up to the previous Samsung Focus TV ad has just be released on the company’s official YouTube channel. No more awkward” really?”  stuff in there. Just the device and OS in action. Always let the product speak of itself.. Check it out after the break:

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Qualcomm is still hoping to be the only Windows Phone 7 certified SoC partner

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom conference Thursday Qualcomm said that it’s hoping to be the sole provider of chipsets for the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset confirming what I was telling you a few days ago after I came back from Mobile World Congress. Everybody quickly assumed that ST-Ericsson was going to provide the SoCs to power the Finnish upcoming handsets after its CEO claimed that they were working on WP7 support after the Microsoft partnership was announced. Here’s what Qualcomm CFO Bill Keitel said:

We stepped out some time ago with a major investment in high level operating system and porting to Microsoft was one of those. So we’re the first to port the Win Mobile 7 and I think we’re the only chip set provider yet today. That was a good year effort of hard work for us to get to that point. So you know, we’re hoping Nokia and Microsoft will go fast here and we’re ready to support them.

After the Nokia Qualcomm battles ended a few years ago, the relationship really started improving and we started building a workforce right next door to Nokia’s major facilities in the Scandinavia area. We got a little disillusioned with Symbian and so we pulled back a little bit but we were still focused on MeeGo. But then one of the keys of our chipset business is the support we bring to help people launch devices and a lot of times we have people right next door.

After the Microsoft-Nokia deal was announced Keitel said “there were a few smiles in the hallways of Qualcomm that day.” I guessed so on the same day in of my tweets.

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Windows Live Mail and Exchange ActiveSync no longer working on some Windows Phone 7 devices (UPDATED)

The Windows Phone 7 drama continues…. After the messed up 7008 update for the Samsung Omnia 7 and Focus devices now comes the Exchange ActiveSync and Windows Live issues. As you probably know by now I finally decided to hard-reset my Omnia 7 to be able to apply the 7008 update to it (because this was the ONLY way to do it). The whole system setup (Live account, calendar, date etc..) went smoothly but I just noticed that my Live accounts are no longer able to sync with the cloud and are greeting me with a 86000206 error message.

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