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Microsoft Windows Phone 7.8 Gets Its Own Site

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.8 Gets Its Own Site
News from eWeek:

Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph posted a short video to the Windows Phone Blog June 25, trying to build excitement for Windows Phone 7.8—a version of Windows Phone that signifies the end of the road for smartphones currently running version 7.5. While Windows Phone 8 was shown off at the Microsoft Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco June 20, Microsoft and Nokia broke the news that Windows 8 was a fresh start—based on a new kernel—so its early supporters would receive the compensation of 7.8, since the phones were unable to graduate to WP 8.

Rudolph wrote that he’d “snuck over” the engineering building to borrow a Nokia Lumia 900 running an early build of 7.8.

“It’s pretty awesome; being able to resize tiles to S/M/L gives a whole new dimension—no pun intended—to personalization and customization,” he added.

In the video, Rudolph demonstrated the ease with which users can change the size of the titles, in addition to deciding where the titles should go, what color they should be and what sho…………… continues on eWeek

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HTC announces Connect to take on Apple’s Airplay
News from Inquirer:

TAIWANESE PHONE FIRM HTC has announced the launch of HTC Connect, a program designed to offer a “seamless visual and audio experience”, in a bid to compete against Apple’s Airplay technology.

HTC Connect, as its name suggests, means that HTC phones can wirelessly connect to other electronic device, enabling users to send audio and video from their smartphone to compatible in-home and in-car entertainment equipment.

“The vision for HTC Connect is to allow our customers to easily stream their favourite high-quality video and audio from their smartphone into their home or car,” said Kouji Kodera, chief product officer at HTC.

“This new initiative will build upon HTC’s innovation in smartphones with leading consumer electronics brands.”

Pioneer Electronics is the first company to sign-up to bring HTC Connect certified devices to market, it has been revealed, in the form of DLNA capable wireless speakers.

“We’re very pleased to be working with HTC on this important evolution of audio technology, which fits very well with Pioneer’s strong commitment to embracing the smartphone movement in our home entertainment products,” said Russ Johnston, EVP of the Home Electronics Division of Pioneer.

“The use of smartphones as primary content sources in the home is a trend that’s developing very quickly, and HTC is helping to p…………… continues on Inquirer

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