Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 For Windows Phone 7 video review

This weeks Xbox Live game for Windows Phone 7 is Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. The priced a $6.99 and for once isn’t overpriced compared to the identical iOS version which is also priced at $6.99. So how does it look like? Well it’s relatively good looking; the characters are rendered in real-time 3D while the world is in 2D. Performance is also top notch. The only issue I have is the controls but then again this type of game isn’t well suited for handled devices without real hardware buttons. Check out my video of the game in action on the Samsung Omnia 7 after the break:

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HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread update finally coming

Contrary to what was announced by HTC yesterday the long promised gingerbread update for the HTC Desire is indeed in the works. the company has rectified yesterday statement without giving anymore details. Technically there’s no reason for it not to be released given that Gingerbread / Android 2.3 is already available on the Google Nexus One which is essentially a Google Branded HTC Desire.

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Windows Home Server 2011 Windows Phone 7 connector RC released

Microsoft has finally released the RC of the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector announced back in January (or Windows Home Server 2011 Windows Phone connector…whatever you want to call it..). This mobile application will allow enable Remote Server Management tasks and relay media streams and notifications from WHS 2011  to Windows Phone 7 handsets. The application currently supports the following features:

- Non-DRM MP3 files can be streamed to the phone
- Pictures
- Videos as long as format, resolution and bitrate are supported by the device
- Alerts
- Notifications
- Manage users and devices joined to the server

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