Spotify for Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone 7 Soon!

One of the biggest hurdles that I feel Microsoft is facing with Windows Phone 7 is application support. The old, tired apps that might have been written for Pocket PC 2002 that people are still running on Windows Mobile 6.5 won’t run on Windows Phone 7. No, that’s definitely not a bad thing in my opinion. Get rid of those old, tired apps and start new. The problem with starting new is that developers are having to start new too! As we near launch day, more and more apps are surfacing for Windows Phone 7. Big wins are notched into Microsoft’s belt when a popular application is announced for Windows Phone 7. One of those wins was recently announced, Spotify!

And one last thing – we’re also very excited to announce that Spotify will be available on the upcoming Windows Phone 7, which from what we’ve seen is going to be just fantastic.

Spotify, which is already available for the iPhone, Android, and Symbian, recently announced a client for Windows Phone and future plans for Windows Phone 7.

I am excited to see a great service provide an app for Windows Phone 7, but I am really hoping for Pandora too. I don’t think I will use Pandora on a ZUNE PHONE (Windows Phone 7) as much as I do on my iPhone, but I would still like to have the ability.

5 Comments

  1. Johnny

    10/05/2010 at 6:33 am

    ” One of the biggest that I feel Microsoft is facing … ”

    Biggest what ?

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  2. Dan

    10/05/2010 at 7:11 am

    I think the biggest mistake is not regarding application support, it is the fact that MS has ‘decided’ to no longer support local sync via WMDC to your Outlook PIM data, OneNote, or local files. In their infinite wisdom MS has decided to support only sync with ‘the cloud’ or Sharepoint Servers.

    In one fell swoop MS has cut small business and personal users off from the evolution of new technilogy. I do not care about music streaming, app stores, paid access to data, or access to ‘social media.’ I use my PDA as a dayplanner and electronic data storage (ie: paperless) and it upsets me that after 12 to 14 years of developing an electronic system that is nearly bug free the future may be back to a pen and paper dayplanner.

    Dan

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    • Chris Leckness

      10/05/2010 at 7:22 am

      i’ll sell you a Dell Axim. ;)

      J/k… My smart phone usage allows the “new” ways to work for me, but I do understand the pain of those that want to be able to sync with their PC. I do think Microsoft is looking to the cloud a little too much at this point. When I asked why so many of the devices were only packing 8 to 16GB of internal memory, the reply was cloud storage. I don’t want to have to consume data charges to stream my data down when it could easily be stored on the device. That’s one of my complaints so far.

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      • Dan

        10/05/2010 at 8:17 am

        LOL..no thanks on the Axim, I have an HP 211 that has been cracked and can now be updated with the latest WM, Android, or Linux OS. Since WM will run Mobile Office or support the 3rd party applications I use every day that is likely the road forward.

        I figure I have 2 to 3 years before the hardware poops out and THEN I will need to update. Hopefully something will be out there to carry on what I use my stuff for…but from where I am sitting it isn’t looking very good.

        Dan

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