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Jealous over Windows Phone 7

November 21, 2010 Leave a comment

If I hear someone else gloat over their new cool Windows Phone 7 device and flash it in my face, I’m likely to scream, grab it, and run. Yes, it’s a great device that fits nicely between the form and function of iPhone (minimum set of hardware requirements, which works great for developers) and the availability on different hardware as Android (or Windows Mobile) with no real requirements (and a pain for developers).

But I’m on Verizon, and no CDMA Windows Phone 7s are available yet. Sprint has announced one or two already, and Verizon seems they will get an HTC sometime next year (after Sprint, since Verizon apparently takes longer to test devices).

So dear friends and colleagues, be happy with your device but when you show how cool it is to me, make sure you hold on tight!

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Messenger on Zune HD

October 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Engadget tipped me off that in addition to Microsoft Windows Live Essentials 2011 having released yesterday, the team also released Messenger for Zune HD. So since I have to wait until H1 2011 (whatever that means) to get my Windows Phone 7 with Verizon, I can use all the cool new social features in Messenger on my snappy Zune HD. And if that’s anything like Windows Phone 7 – and it’s supposed to be better – I’m even more excited!