Selecting a Windows Phone device

Of the very many people I know who have Windows Phones, all of them except one opted for the Samsung Focus.  The odd person out happens to be me, who chose the LQ Quantum.  My choice was simple.  The Quantum is the one with the hardware QWERTY keyboard and I badly wanted a phone with…

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Controlling the orientation of a Windows Phone (Hacking the accelerometer)

Windows Phones, by definition, are equipped with an accelerometer for detecting the physical orientation of the device. Applications can subscribe to notifications from the operating system of orientation changes and adjust their layouts accordingly. Early reviews of Windows Phones were apparently in consensus that few applications would be orientation-aware. I’ve encountered just one, I think,…

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