November, 2011

  • DaveDev

    Win a Samsung Slate or Free Marketing for you Windows Phone Mango Apps



    Are you a Windows Phone developer?  Do you have an app you are upgrading to Mango?  Just getting started and will have an app ready soon?  This contest is for you!  Simply by submitting apps to the marketplace that are targetting the latest version of Windows Phone you could win a bunch of prizes.

    It couldn’t be any easier and you have two ways to win.


    Every new Mango app you publish will be entered to win 1 of 5 Samsung Series 7 slates



    When you publish 5 new apps, you will earn 1 entry to win free advertising for one app of your choice.  The free advertising will run on the Windows Phone Application Network for about 60 days and include 25K impressions



    The contest is running through December 31, 2011 so you still have plenty of time to submit your apps. 

    Full contest details and signup can be found here.

  • DaveDev

    The new Mango Windows Phones are here!


    The Windows Phone Team held a party yesterday in NYC to celebrate the launch of new Mango and the new Windows Phones.

    Plants vs. Zombies getting down

    The event included a six story tall Windows Phone complete with live tiles!  One of my teammates, Peter Laudati, was on the scene and took plenty of pictures you can check out here.  The Windows Phone Team also has a post detailing the event here.


    Big Crowds60 feet tall!

    Watch a time lapse video of the giant phone being built here:

    If you didn’t make it to NYC yesterday for the event, no worries there are more coming across the US

    • 9-Nov Miami
    • 9-Nov San Diego
    • 9-Nov DC
    • 9-Nov Denver
    • 10-Nov Baltimore
    • 10-Nov St. Louis
    • 11-Nov Chicago
    • 14-Nov Boston
    • 14-Nov Atlanta
    • 14-Nov Houston
    • 16-Nov Philadelphia
    • 16-Nov Charlotte
    • 17-Nov Dallas
    • 17-Nov Nashville
    • 17-Nov Phoenix
    • 21-Nov Seattle

    Ready to party? Then register here!

    The Devices

    Here is a run down of some of the devices that were being shown off yesterday from both T-Mobile and AT&T:

    • HTC Radar 4G: Crafted from a single piece of polished aluminum, the HTC Radar is the only white handset in the Windows Phone lineup. $99 after $50 mail-in rebate. Learn more.
    • Samsung Focus S: Successor to the award-winning Samsung Focus, the Focus S features a brilliant 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display—the brightest screen in the lineup—a thin 8.55-millimeter profile, and an 8-megapixel camera. $199. Learn more
    • Samsung Focus Flash: The fast and lightweight Samsung Focus Flash features a 3.7” Super AMOLED screen and 5-megapixel camera. $49. Learn more
    • HTC Titan: Coming soon from AT&T, the HTC Titan sports a 4.7” screen—the largest in the Windows Phone lineup—an ultra-thin 9.9-millimeter design, and an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash.

    And let’s not forget all of the great phone announcements from Nokia:


    Update 11/9 – Nokia just released an 8 minute video documentary on the making of the Lumia 8. Check it out below:



      Lastly, if you are a Spotify fan yesterday brought some good news.  The Spotify app for Windows Phone is now here.

      Check it out!

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