Windows Phone Italy has spilled the beans on the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade. As always we should take whatever is said with a grain of salt until the official release, but in their Facebook page Windows Phone Italy said Windows Phone:
“The upgrade to 7.8 will be available for versions 7.0 and 7.5 shortly after the marketing of the devices Windows Phone 8. Among the features there is the new Start screen , the sharing of the calendar using the function Club and access to key services and content Microsoft, including Xbox Music Store library that can be enjoyed by Zune and Xbox SmartGlass.”
So in short the features may include the Rooms feature, Xbox Music and of course the start screen. While we would of course always hope for more, I think I would be satisfied with this gesture.
What are 4G/LTE networks and what are they good for? How can you benefit from the fast data speeds? Timo Joutsenvirta from Nokia talks about the very essential about 4G/LTE networks.
Issue #1, November 2012
The WindowsPhoneGeek Magazine is the first magazine for Windows Phone Developers! It is FREE and the main topic of the first issue is the new Windows Phone 8 SDK.
Read the magazine online at this link
In this issue you will find:
- What’s new in Windows Phone 8 SDK for developers
- Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications in Windows Phone 8
- Implementing Coupons and Memberships using the Windows Phone 8 Wallet
- Implementing in-app purchasing in Windows Phone 8
- File and URI associations in Windows Phone 8
- New Launchersin Windows Phone 8
- New LongListSelector control in Windows Phone 8 SDK
- New Location APIs and Background Location Tracking
- Spotlight: Interview with Matt Lacey – Founder of WPUG London
- Business: How to start a successful mobile app business
- WPGeek Component Marketplace – A Great Opportunity for Developers
Source Windows Phone Geek
wpcentral.com are reporting that the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 will be release on the 15th of November priced at Dh2349 (that’s $639) for the Lumia 920 and Dh1800 (that’s $490) for the Lumia 820. wpcetral.com post below:
With both the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 launches over we are seeing more and more devices with pricing and dates appearing around the world.
Today we’ve confirmed the release date and pricing of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 in the Emirates with an official Nokia store. We spoke to Nokia at the Bawadi Mall in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates to get the following details:
- The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available by the 15′th November latest coming at a price of Dh2349 (that’s $639).
- The Nokia Lumia 820 will also be available by the 15′th and will be at a price of Dh1800 (that’s $490).
The devices are unlocked, and are not on contract.
Kudos to this guy in Canada who went a bought a Nokia Lumia 920, went back to the back seat of this car and created, probably the 1st user unboxing and review of the Nokia Lumia 920. A great review which builds the appetite to get the best phone in the market today. Chears Anon Nymous for a great review.
The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.0 provides you with the tools that you need to develop apps and games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5.
The Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is a full-featured development environment to use for building apps and games for Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 7.5. The Windows Phone SDK provides a stand-alone Visual Studio Express 2012 edition for Windows Phone or works as an add-in to Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium or Ultimate editions. With the SDK, you can use your existing programming skills and code to build managed or native code apps. In addition, the SDK includes multiple emulators and additional tools for profiling and testing your Windows Phone app under real-world conditions.
Supported operating systems:
- Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
- Windows 8 64-bit (x64) client versions
- 4 GB of free hard disk space
- 4 GB RAM
- 64-bit (x64) CPU
Windows Phone 8 Emulator:
- Windows 8 Pro edition or greater
- Requires a processor that supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
If your computer meets the hardware and operating system requirements, but does meet the requirements for the Windows Phone 8 Emulator, the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 will install and run. However, the Windows Phone 8 Emulator will not function and you will not be able to deploy or test apps on the Windows Phone 8 Emulator.
Get Windows Phone SDK 8.0
Find out why Barcelona born R&B recording artist IreneB has decided to switch to the Lumia 900 from the iPhone
We recently visited Grammy award winning record producer Frankie Biggz in the beautiful city of Barcelona to find out why he switched from the iPhone to the Lumia 900
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