Wondering about the Programming Model for Windows Phone 7 Series?

The Windows Phone Developer Team had a twitter Q&A this evening, revealing a few things regarding the platform, discussed backwards compatibility, as well as a few other tidbits.  Learn more about the platform by reviewing the Q&A here: https://twitter.com/wp7dev   Charlie Kindle has a great post as well on the Windows Phone Development Model: http://blogs.msdn.com/ckindel/archive/2010/03/04/different-means-better-with-the-new-windows-phone-developer-experience.aspx…

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What about Windows Phone 6.5?

A lot of customers are asking this question:  “What’s the future for Windows Phone 6.5 that just shipped a few months ago, given how different Windows Phone 7 looks and feels in the videos an demos? “ Well, here are some good indicators that Microsoft is still investing in Windows Phone 6.5: From Todd Brix’s…

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Attention Windows Mobile 6.0 & 6.1 Users – Marketplace is Open!

The Marketplace for Mobile application is available for Windows phones running Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1.  Go to the link on your desktop and enter your phone number to get a download link via SMS—installation is fast and easy.  You can also download directly from your phone by browsing to mp.windowsphone.com on your device.     …

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Connected devices will steal phones’ thunder, ABI predicts

From Windows for Devices, "Today, wireless handsets [indeed] rule the roost," ABI analyst Michael Morgan states. Of the 1.2 billion mobile devices shipments in 2009, the vast majority were phones, with stand-alone cellular modems accounting for only 60 million, and "other mobile devices" — apparently defined as MIDs (mobile internet devices), UMPCs (ultra-mobile PCs) or…

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WCF in .NET Compact Framework 3.5

Many developers have questions around Windows Communication Foundation and Windows phone (formerly Windows Mobile:-)).  The WCF implementation in .NET Compact Framework 3.5 is a subset of the desktop implementation.  This blog post lists what’s supported and what’s not supported. Tips for WCF in .NET CF The first gotcha is that by default the WCF project…

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Photobucket on Windows phone – Case Study

  Leading Photo Sharing Site Drives Revenue by Solving Camera-Phone Dilemma Taking pictures with a camera phone is easy. Getting those photos off the phone so you can do something with them, however, has proven to be prohibitively difficult for many consumers. Photo sharing site Photobucket has changed that with its Mobile Uploader from Ontela,…

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The Associated Press on Windows phone – Case Study

News Cooperative Creates Touch-Friendly Mobile News Service for Windows Phones As newspapers seek a way to thrive in the world of digital media, The Associated Press is assisting by identifying new outlets and revenue streams for member news providers. Its first response is AP Mobile, which delivers international, national, and local news from more than…

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One Week Out for the One Day Mobile Dev Camp Atlanta Event

We’re excited to announce the fourth in a series of barcamp-style events for the upcoming Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 OS! WinMoDevCamp Atlanta | October 30, 2009 WinMoDevCamp is a series of upcoming not-for-profit gatherings to develop applications for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 O/S. Attendees will vote on which (if any:-))…

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Windows Phones Have Arrived – Developers, Time to Dive in

October 6th was the big launch day for Windows Phone and there are many great posts on the new devices available.  I have more info on devices here.  As background, since the initial release of Windows Mobile 6, the Windows Mobile team has progressively enhanced the Windows CE 5 operating system that powers the Windows…

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Windows Phones are Now Available!

Find all about the great Windows Phones available at http://www.windowsphone.com. For the first time Windows Phones targets both business and consumer users.  Traditionally Windows Mobile has focused on business users but the market has drastically changed in the past couple of years.  Here are few of the new devices available: You can go to this…

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