Nokia Maps Beta for Windows Phone 7 available: Hands on video

The Nokia Maps Beta for Windows Phone that was made available to Nokia Lumia 800 users yesterday has now leaked as is available to anybody as long as you have a developer unlocked device. Please remember that this is still a beta and not meant to run on anything but the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 for now. You can directly from here.

I’ll shoot a video hands on and post it soon. So far the application is top notch…

UPDATE: Uploading the hands on video right now..stay tuned..Video is now up after the break:

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Big Nokia Lumia 800 marketing campaign taking place in France

Microsoft France

Besides the giant poster that I spotted on Microsoft’s HQ more than 10 days ago, Nokia is currently running a fairly big Marketing campaign for the soon to be released Nokia Lumia 800 in France. Two dedicated websites saw the light of the day in this week to promote the company’s first Windows phone handsets and give people a chances to win prices and devices.

The first one is The Amazing Calls promotion taking place here. The phone displayed on the webpage ill ring once everyday (starting yesterday and ending November 13th). You you are lucky enough to answer (and actually have no life I guess….) you will either win VIP concert tickets, invitation to a Famous french rapper’s birthday, tickets to a Manchester United football game and more…

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Spotify is out, Sounhound is free and Deezer has been updated

Music aficionados have been served today on Windows Phone 7 with the release of Spotify. The music streaming app features everything you can expect from it and is fully Mango compatible which means that it takes advantage of the new background tasking APIs and Live tile goodness. You can download for free from here but remember that are now required to link your Spotify account to your Facebook account..annoying I know..

Tired of Shazam and the fact that it’s no longer free? Want more than what the superb Bing Music feature has to offer (which is only a link to the Zune Marketplace right)? SoundHound has come to the rescue! It’s has finally been released on Windows Phone 7 and lets you tag an unlimited number of songs for free. It also fetch the songs lyrics for you in the blink of an eye. The application is also Mangofied and gives you the option to pin the sound tagging features directly on your start screen (no need to open the app and then tag a song now). You can get it here.

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