Foodspotting application for Windows Phone 7 launched

Another nice looking and well developed application has been launched today on Windows Phone 7 called Foodspotting (there already an iOS and Android version available). The service allows you to take pictures of food, geolocate and upload them to the cloud so that other people using the service can check them out and maybe decide to go to this particular restaurant. It’s a bit like Yelp but with a more food centric approach.

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Compal becomes Windows Phone 7 ODM: Will fulfill Nokia and Acer orders


Compal Electronics Inc CEO Ray Chen announced today during an annual shareholder meeting that his company has become a licensed Windows Phone 7 ODM and will build Windows Phone devices for Nokia and Acer which are expected to ship in the Fourth Quarter of this year. Being an ODM means that you won’t see Compal branded handsets sold, the company essentially manufactures and assembles the devices for other OEMs.

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Nokia Sea Ray hardware specifications

We obviously don’t know much about the Nokia Sea Ray (or Nokia SeaRay) Windows Phone handset yet but given what we know about Mango, its certified chassis and the Nokia N9 which is what the Sea Ray is based on in terms of design here are what will most probably be the hardware specifications of the device. Just keep in mind that nothing’s official yet and that early prototypes are apparently simply Nokia N9 chassis with the internals replaced and Windows Phone 7 running on them. So check out the possible Nokia Sea Ray hardware specification after the break:

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Games Hub detailed

The Windows Phone team has just posted a new blog post today detailing the new Games hub found in windows Phone 7 Mango. There shouldn’t be anything you haven’t heard of before but it’s a good read just in case you didn’t really pay attention to this particular part of the new OS. The new improvements and addition make the hub more consistent with the overall Mango experience and integrate most of the features that where previously only available via the Xbox Live Extras application:

- Improved Collection view
- New 3D Avatar
- Connect with Xbox LIVE friends
- Improved game request notifications
- Improved Spotlight content
- Improved Xbox LIVE messaging
- Edit your profile
- Improved Spotlight Content

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Nokia Sea Ray prototype picture shows unfinished hardware based on Nokia N9 chassis

A new picture of the recently unveiled Nokia Sea Ray (or Nokia SeaRay depending on the correct spelling) poped up on XDA earlier today (but dates back from last May) and shows that the hardware has yet to be finalized. As you can see in the picture above the device has on-screen buttons instead of the 3 hardware buttons mandated by the Windows Phone 7 hardware specifications. Many people think that what we are seeing above is fake but I can tell you that is most probably the real deal.

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