Welcome Home Makes It Easy to Switch to Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

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One of the biggest complaints that I’ve heard about switching from one smartphone ecosystem to another is finding the right apps that you currently own to create a consistent workflow experience. For instance, if you’re an Instagram and Facebook user, you’ll want the same app–or comparable apps–on whatever platform you decide to switch to. The […]

Windows Phone Marketplace Surpasses 100,000 Apps

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Microsoft is slowly building up the Windows Phone Marketplace, and today it surpasses another milestone. The Windows Phone Marketplace now holds more than 100,000 apps. The number comes from All About Windows Phone which claims Microsoft has passed 100,145 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace after just 20 months. Although developers published more than 100,000 […]

Windows Phone 7.5 Now Required to Access Marketplace

Windows Phone 7.5 Now Required to Access Marketplace

At the end of April, Microsoft announced that device owners would need to upgrade to the latest version of its mobile software, Windows Phone 7.5, in order to access the Windows Phone Marketplace. Well, the time has come and Microsoft is now requiring device owners to have Windows Phone 7.5 aka Windows Phone Mango installed […]

Microsoft Reforms Windows Phone Marketplace To Improve User Experience

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The Windows Phone Marketplace isn’t exactly the best app store at the moment, but Microsoft has a plan to help make it better for users. On the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Todd Brix, Senior Director of the Marketplace, outlined the changes Microsoft will make, with most of the details directed towards developers. Microsoft hopes to improve […]

Windows Phone Marketplace Now Boasts Over 70,000 Apps

Windows Phone Marketplace Now Boasts Over 70,000 Apps

In just a few short weeks, Nokia and Microsoft will finally release their flagship smartphone here in the United States, a phone that is, of course, the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. Well, those interested in picking it up will be happy to know that Microsoft’s app market, the Windows Phone Marketplace, has surpassed the […]

Sid Meier’s Civilization and Pirates Coming to Windows Phone

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With the bad news about Verizon and Windows Phone that I should have seen coming but was too optimistic to accept, this doesn’t have me as excited as it would if I was using Windows Phone as my daily driver right now, but it’s still good to hear. Sid Meier’s Civilization and Pirates are coming to Windows […]

Sid Meiers Civilization and Pirates Coming to Windows Phone

With thebad news about Verizon and Windows Phone that I should have seen coming but was too optimistic to accept, this doesn’t have me as excited as it would if I was using Windows Phone as my daily driver right now, but it’s still good to hear.Sid Meiers Civilization and Pirates are coming to Windows […]

Windows Phone Marketplace Hits 50,000 Apps

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The Windows Phone Marketplace has hit a fairly big milestone today as AllAboutWindowsPhone is reporting that the app market has surpassed the 50,000 app mark today. It took Microsoft’s market just over a year to reach the 40,000 app mark and it took a mere 40 days for it to add the additional 10,000 applications […]

Want another way to score $25 worth of free Windows Phone apps?

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Microsoft is giving away $25 Windows Phone Marketplace gift cards from December 12-16, 2011. This is a different promotion from the one I shared a few weeks ago where you get a $25 gift card if you purchase a Windows Phone in December. This one is a Twitter contest. To win, you have to follow @windowsphone on Twitter. Then […]

Lync 2010. A Microsoft Lync client for Windows Phone 7

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The Windows Phone Marketplace is getting better lately. I know I have complained about the lack of niche apps but give it time, the Windows Phone Marketplace is getting bigger and I won’t have anything to complain about eventually. An app that a smaller group of Windows Phone users and potential new users have been […]

Windows Phone 7 Apps. What are we missing?

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The only thing, in my opinion, that is holding Windows Phone 7 back now is apps. Yes, the Window Phone Marketplace has grown faster than Android and Apple’s app stores but I am impatient. Windows Phone 7 has been out for a little over a year now and they are up to 40,000 apps. There […]

Web-Based Windows Phone Marketplace Launching Alongside Mango Update

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While Microsoft didn’t detail it yesterday at its Mango event in New York City, the company today revealed its plans to bring forth a web-based Windows Phone Marketplace with the arrival of Windows Phone 7.1 aka Mango later this year. In a post on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Developer Blog, Senior Director of the Windows Phone […]

Android Market hits 100,000 apps and Windows Phone hits 1,000

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What a contrast. Android has been around a few more days than “Windows Phone 7″ though. I wonder if anyone has ever added up how many Pocket PC and Windows Mobile apps are out there. I’d be willing to bet that it’s quite an impressive number. Unfortunately, those apps were never assembled in a single […]