WP BENCH Windows Phone7 benchmark released: hands on video

The WP BENCH Windows phone 7 benchmark application that was unveiled on YouTube more than a month ago is now finally available on the Marketplace. The application runs will let you test the following functionalities of your device:

- CPU Single-threaded and Multi-threaded performance
- Memory read/write speed
- Storage read/write speed
- GPU Performance
- Display color reproduction
- Battery Life

Check out the video of the app in action on the Samsung Omnia 7:

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Windows Phone 7 NoDo performance comparison on the Samsung Omnia 7

If you are still wondering how much loading time improvements NoDo will bring to your Windows Phone 7 handset here’s a small sample based on what I’m experiencing on my Samsung Omnia 7. As you will see in the video and chart below, performance improvements are highly depend on the game; some load noticeably faster (NFS: Undercover, Tikki Towers) while others are roughly the same or even slightly slower (loading a match in PES 2011). At the end of the day you really shouldn’t expect any miracle especially if you have a non HTC (or Dell) device with iNand storage like Samsung’s and LG’s WP7 handsets.

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Force the NoDo and Mango update on the Samsung Omnia 7 and other Windows Phone 7 devices

Samsung Omnia 7 owners rejoice! There’s a fairly easy way to force the installation of the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update on your devices without any hacks at all. First off grab the PBK file here and follow the instructions courtesy of Dawnrazrblade:

Make sure your Zune software is up to date and close it! Switch your phone off and on then connect it to PC, go into settings on your phone and switch Flight Mode ON! now open up the file you downloaded (pbk) and select EUROIP PPTP Hungary
click Connect
USERNAME: demo
PASSWORD: demo
Open Zune and click on settings, click phone then scroll down to UPDATE.
I hope this works for you!  if not try again!! well guys if this helped you? could you please
make a donation anything is welcome and enjoy your NODO UPDATE

This probably won’t work and you’ll get a server connection error in the Zune Software when checking for the update. So instead of putting your device in flight mode just leave it connected to your cellular data network (not WiFi), make sure that “Use Cellular Data to check for Updates” functions is active (thanks for the tip ulub81) and go to the cellular settings of the OS:

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