Friday, February 11, 2011

Discovering Windows Phone 7 – Part 2

Having played with a demo unit of the HTC HD7 at a roadshow (as mentioned in Part 1 of blog post), I was left drooling but it’s not enough to make me splurge well over RM2K for a no-contract set for a few reasons.

Not having an official apps marketplace for the country is a big no-no for me for a high-end smartphone. Apps are what make a smartphone smart, right?

At time of writing, only 30 countries in the world have official Marketplace access. So, the only way to have some form of Marketplace access is to fake the country that is tied to the Windows Live ID bound to the phone.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Discovering Windows Phone 7 – Part 1

HTC HD7Just two weeks ago, I became the proud owner of a brand new HTC HD7 phone running on the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (WP7) OS. Woohoo!

I thought I share a run-up on how I first got to know about the new phone platform, and then learnt how to develop apps for the phone, and finally, got the phone in full flesh itself.

Getting to Know About Windows Phone 7

I had my first glimpse of Windows Phone 7 in action at a local developer event way back in early 2010.