Thursday, March 31, 2011

NoDo inproves performance

It appears the NoDo update has resulted in improved speed loading apps. Here is a comparison video that shows faster load time on idential devices with the same content. Take a look...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Is this another indication of imminent entry into the Japanese Market?

There are rumors that WP7 units will soon support NFC (Near Field Communication). Many Japanese models of flip-phones support this technology, similar to Sony's Felica, so is this perhaps an indication that the Nokia units, and others to be released soon by other manufacturers and Redmond are destined for this important Asian market? Read more...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

IDC Says Windows Phone will be the No. 2 Mobile OS by 2015

Today IDC Released their Worldwide Forecasts for the Smartphone Market. They see some huge changes in the mobile front for the next few years. They say the iPhone will keep pretty much the same market share they have now and that Android will capture a bit more to keep it the top OS worldwide with 45% marketshare. The real story here is that they see Windows Phone 7 as the No. 2 player in the mobile world with 20.9% marketshare by 2015. Read more...

Monday, March 28, 2011

NoDo coming to USA!

NoDo updates are finally going to begin. According to winrumors, two phone carriers are confirmed to begin pushing out the update as early as tomorrow. The two are Telus- Canada and Orange- UK. No word on what other carriers will be included in the first wave but there is still hope for some. O2 and Vodafone will most likely be in the second wave of updates that is set to begin on April 5th. AT&T customers will continue to be left in the dark for the time being, as AT&T is still testing the update. AT&T released the following statement: read more

Friday, March 25, 2011

Apple continues tired old "If you don't have an iPhone ad campaign"

This from My comment is the Apple iPhone UI is old and tired, and as well, the distinctions of having e-readers, bookstores, music services and app stores is, well....Put your two-cents in. Is there any distinction any more that makes Apple "special" and apart from the herd, or have iPhones become the herd with Android and WP7 fast on their heels? Viva la choice!

Windows Phone 7 predicted to be in top three mobile OSs

The Asia-Pacific Smartphone market will double in size by 2016 to hit shipments of 200 million, according to the latest forecast of technology research firm Ovum.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NoDo Update Available! Here's your #$% copy and paste!

The latest Windows Phone 7 update is available! Looks like more features than I was expecting, but at least, can we now can the talk about "no cut and paste?" Codenamed "NoDo" this brings important changes to marketplace, WiFi connection and other goodies.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Re-Inventing the site

This is now going to be dedicated to hopefully welcoming the Windows Phone 7 to Japan.
I want all the information, all the videos, all the ads, all the reviews I can possibly find to inform and prepare myself for what is hopefully a done-deal for bringing the best phone OS to Japan.
Why I think it is only a matter of time:
  • My first Zune 30 was at least compatible specifically with the Japanese radio spectrum.
  • The introduction of the HD brought support for Asian fonts and new new UI that I am convinced was more a proving ground for a potential phone OS than an end-all PMP.
  • The expansion of the XBox services in Japan and the inclusion of the Zune video Marketplace signals MS's intent to follow through with a new device, hopefully this year, in Japan.
  • The Nokia/Microsoft alliance announced in February promises potentially new and exciting devices supported by one of the world's largest mobile phone names.

So here it is. I am ready to hitch my wagon to the EnterConnected wagon to view the exciting things I think they know are in the offing.