Nokia applying Apple style secrecy to its Windows Phone device development


Still wondering how the first Nokia windows Phone handset looks like ? Well you are not the only and we probably won’t see until it’s officially announced later this year. According to Nokia, the company is now applying Apple style secrecy to its Windows Phone hardware development. A company representative speaking to Slashgear added “If we can build the same hype around our first Windows Phone as Apple does about iPhone…”. The Finnish mobile giant is really hoping that it’s first Windows Phone will make a big splash once it’s finally released in time for the holidays.

As reported earlier, this handset will most probably not be available in volumes but what will really count is the marketing surrounding it. Microsoft and it’s OEM partners will have to join forces in a huge marketing campaign once Mango finally launches unlike the lackluster mess that was last year’s Windows Phone 7 launch.

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First Nokia Windows Phone to have limited launch in Europe

If you’ve been reading this site then you should be surprised by today’s news that the first Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset will only be available in limited quantity and only launch in 7 countries in Europe (and the US) at the end of this year. I’ve already discussed this last month but oddly enough nobody picked it up. Anyway, according to Victor Saeijs, VP of Nokia Europe the company’s first Windows Phone will launch this year only in France, Spain, England, Italy, Germany, Netherlands (and most probably Russia and Finland).

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Microsoft Mobile Communications Business renamed to Windows Phone Division

No earth shattering news here but Mary Jo Foley noticed today that Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business which is headed by Andy Less has now apparently been renamed to Windows Phone Division.This, in my opinion, confirms the importance of the Windows Phone platform in Redmond and frankly this was long overdue. Windows Phone 7 and the upcoming Windows 8 (and its ARM version) clearly show us that Microsoft has finally realized that going mobile is the future.

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Evernote for Windows Phone 7 is finally available

The much anticipated Windows Phone 7 version of Evernote is now finally available on the Marketplace (for free). This new version thankfully supports all of the services features that are available on competing platforms with the only difference being the use of the Metro style UI and Bing Maps for mapping your notes (using GPS or Cell triangulation). You can read about all the great features directly on the Evernote’s blog and download the app from the Marketplace here.

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