WP7 – The News

Yes, Nokia wasn’t very sneaky about becoming the throbbing member to Microsoft’s right hand, but it happened. Which is really damn cool. A company that’s known for great hardware but choked on the firmware will now have the sleekest OS out there running all over.

But that’s been covered by us already, and so I shall move on.

Asus, maker of good hardware in the netbook and laptop market, has been considering a move to WP7 for mobile devices. We want them. They are damn cool looking phones, like the Dell Venue. But for some reason, Carriers are the limiting factor. Considering every carrier has it’s own badass Android phone, it’s time some of these sexy sons of bitches start getting airtime on TV. Seriously.

From the report, it seems that Asus may soon release it’s first Gen product after meeting with the Sith Lords of Signal at the MWC.

The Update

The Big news is the update that’s getting pushed to WP7. Not paying any attention to some people who don’t understand that it takes a lot more effort to update an OS that works across many different pieces of hardware than just one, I think this is great. I’ve seen an uptick in WP7 news, in that people are starting to care. Which is good, considering what’s coming.

Of course, Copy & Paste is due in the beginning of March. That’s nice, especially when I type an article up in OneNote on my phone and have to sync it then copy and paste it on a desktop/laptop into Blogger.

What else is new? Third Party Multitasking and IE9! Perhaps Microsoft realized that people don’t want to be locked into the phones that they buy. Seeing as there’s a huge dev community for WinMo, and Jailbreaking/rooting became a 1-click phenomenon, I can see why they’d think that. Skype and Pandora have held out on making apps until they get better access to the OS. My Slacker Radio Pauses when I check Twitter. Please, fix this.

Also, IE9: What does it mean? According to this article, and many more, it means better native support for what I refuse to call the new internet.

IE9 provides native support of video (without plug-ins), thanks to HTML5, and has graphics hardware acceleration, meaning that many HTML5 canvas operations are done by a graphics processor.

Seeing the surge in processor power, and the way many of the apps will run the browser in-app, I can’t wait to see what this does for the OS.


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