Windows Phone 7 Mango’s new Music + Video hub

The Windows Phone Dev team took the time today to post a lengthy description of the new Music + Video hub being introduced in Windows Phone 7 Mango this fall. Aside from the new features that we have already seen like Podcast downloads (US only unfortunately) and Smart DJ, new playback controls and lock-screen options; the new hub is also packed with little improvements that should make it easier to navigated and use.

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Windows Phone Marketshare still going down in the US

No Marketing no sales…. The same things I said back in March unfortunately still applies today. According to Comscore’s April 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share report; Windows Phone’s marketshare has slipped from 8% to 6.7% while Android has gained 5.2% and Apple 1.3%. Mango may be nice but if carriers and retail vendors don’t know what the heck is a Windows Phone then things aren’t magically going to drastically change any time soon.

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Microsoft limits bulk application publishing to limit spam in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace


As you may have already noticed the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is filled with spam applications that really render the whole thing ridiculous especially for legitimate developers who publish useful application that are unfortunately barely visible to the end user because of some idiots who are in it to make a quick buck. Microsoft is also to blame here because nothing has been done since the launch of the platform (see here , here, here and most recently here) and is always happy to quote the number of apps in the marketplace when it suits their needs even though most of them are either useless or spammy.

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