AP Mobile for Windows Phone 7 finally updated


Normally this shouldn’t be newsworthy but holly hell somebody will have to tell me why it took so long! The AP Mobile application for Windows Phone 7 which has been broken since the platform’s launch back in October 2011 has finally been fixed nearly 8 months later. The main issue was that it never updated the news stories on the front page (one had to navigate to category then back to the homepage to trigger the news update) and this also could lead to the impossibility to launch the app if news items on the homepage where relatively old (it would crash). So, there you have it, it’s now fully functional. Get it here.

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Nokia World 2011 starts October 26. Nokia’s first Windows Phone to probably be launched there

Nokia has just announced that the company’s annual Nokia World conference will take place in London on October 26 and 27. As you may have already guessed this is probably were the company’s first Windows Phone 7 handset will be launched (I wouldn’t be surprised if it was announced a few weeks prior to the event just to generate some buzz). In case you don’t remember, Microsoft officially told me back in May during the Mango VIP event that there most probably won’t be a single launch day for all Mango devices and that OEMs will be free to roll their new handsets as soon as they are ready. If this turns out to be the case then it’s safe to assume that some of the other Windows Phone manufacturers will try to unveil their Windows Phone 7 Mango powered device before Nokia.

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Microsoft Advertising for Windows Phone 7 now available worldwide

Finally! Microsoft has announced today prior to the opening of the Cannes Lion festival that Microsoft Advertising Exchange for Mobile is now available globally (it was restricted to the US Only). This means that Windows Phone 7 developers from around the world can now used Microsoft’s in-app adverts to monetize their applications. Microsoft is also opening its Microsoft Advertising Exchange RTB in the UK and Netherlands with Canada, France and Germany in the coming months. Check out the full press release after the break:

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HTML5 Performance: iOS5 vs Mango

Don’t you love meaningless comparisons? So the buzz earlier today was that, Oh My God, Apple has improved HTML5 rendering in Safari in iOS5 Beta apparently making it faster than the Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta (notice “Beta” word?). Amazing, right ? Who would have thought that Apple would improve it’s product ? (/sarcasm) Well, The Next Web decided to actually do some testing with a Samsung Focus pre-loaded with Mango (thanks again Microsoft) running the Seed reading test of the IE9 Mobile Test Drive site and found out that…it’s not entirely true…

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