Verizon: No Windows Phone 7 for Us at Launch
Verizon Wireless has indicated that it will not be one of the first carriers to offer Microsoft's yet-to-be-released Windows Phone 7 platform, which is set to launch later this fall. Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney told BusinessWeek that it will probably support the Windows Phone 7 platform at some point in 2011, but didn't specify when. Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 7 in February, and has recently made the Gold Master available to phone makers. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it has finalized the tools that developers need to create applications for Windows Phone 7 devices. Microsoft is expected to launch its new smartphone line in the coming weeks. Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless ceased selling Microsoft's Kin line of devices after a few weeks. Despite the Kin debacle, Raney said that Verizon's relationship with Microsoft is solid.
Microsoft Debuts Hyperlapse App for Windows Phone and Android
Microsoft today released an application for Windows Phone and Android handsets called Hyperlapse. The app can be used to stabilize shaky footage or to create fast-moving time-lapse videos.
Microsoft Open-Sources iOS App Porting Tool
Microsoft today said its Windows Bridge for iOS application is moving to open source. Windows Bridge is the tool developers need to port iOS apps to the Windows platform.
Microsoft Disabling Notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8
Microsoft says devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 have reached end-of-life status and will no longer be supported. Beginning February 20, Microsoft will turn off push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0.
Windows 10 Won't Reach Phones Until the Fall
Microsoft has shied away from saying exactly when Windows 10 will launch other than to say "this summer." Speaking at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, executive Joe Belfiore said the phone-specific version of Windows 10 won't arrive until after Windows 10 launches for PCs and tablets. "Our phone builds have not been as far as long as our PC builds," said Belfiore.
No Windows Phone 7 for Us
Think WebOS. sprint was the launch partner, Verizon (and att) got it later
I doubt exclusivity deals are an issue since there are s...
Windows Phone 7 will be nice.
I've been looking at the UI and I really think it's going to knock the socks off a LOT of other OS's.
It still needs a lot of stuff (read: copy&paste) for it to be a great OS, but it has a lot of the basics down pat from what I see.
Verizon is going to be disappointed when it realizes how much they will lose by not taking it now.
DON'T WORRY though, it won't be long before Verizon gets the Windows Phone 7 and acts like they are the only company that has it!!!
Thank You Big Red!