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Wired.com have managed to get their hands on some KIN One and KIN Two Usability Study videos, and it shows how Microsoft’s aborted feature phones/ smartphones disappointed reviewed with slow and laggy touch performance. Windows Phone 7 was of course released a bare 5 months later, and was exactly the opposite of laggy, earning a reputation of a fast and…

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The revelation of the Microsoft Surface, Microsoft’s own-branded tablet, has sparked of rumours of Microsoft also producing their own Windows Phone also, Reuters reports. "Our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to develop their own handset for Windows Phone 8," wrote Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund in a note to clients on Thursday. "It…

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There is a reason why patents were invented – otherwise credit goes to those making the loudest noise. Such is the case now with Google +.  In this BBC article the reporter is apparently under the impression automatic uploading of pictures were a new feature developed by Apple and implemented first by Google. They wrote: There is also an Android…

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We always keep a close eye on Microsoft’s job board, and their latest post is pretty interesting. In this post they are recruiting engineers to create a “a new Cloud Layer for a whole slew of services for Windows Phone” with “a centralized system for Configuration , Deployment, Runtime, Business Intelligence”. It is not exactly clear what this cloud service…

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As previously warned, this Tuesday Microsoft shut down Kin Studio, the online services for the aborted Kin “social phone”. Wi-fi functionality and basic Internet features remain, but none of the 3G services will work. Microsoft pulled the plug on Kin – which has been estimated to have lost them over $60,000 per phone sold – last June. With the loss…

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Over the past few weeks, I have read articles speculating on what the next Facebook killer would look like. The most notable was by Paul Adams, a former Google employee who recently got hired by Facebook. He wrote an insightful presentation titled, The Real Life Social Network in which he details the weaknesses of the current social networks and what…

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In an interview with Seattle Times, Aaron Woodman, director of the mobile communications business at Microsoft, shared some stats, detail and info about Windows Phone 7. One little point which should cheer developers is that Windows Phone 7 users are pretty active on marketplace, with more than half of Windows Phone 7 users downloading an app per day.  Games were…

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According to Aaron Woodman, Microsoft director of mobile communications, US telcos Verizon and Sprint will be carrying Windows Phone 7 devices by June 30th 2011. Sharon Chan of the Seattle Times obtained the date in an interview with Woodman yesterday. The delay has chiefly been a result of building WP7 for Verizon and Sprint’s CDMA networks, not widely used outside…

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