Famous hacker George “Geohot” Hutz, who recently broke into Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 gaming console, was offered by Microsoft Corp. a Windows Phone 7 device, a report says.
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However, the device is apparently not for Hutz to break into but for him to develop legitimate applications for, according to Console Digest.
Hutz is a well-known hacker who has also developed techniques to break into Apple Inc.’s iPhone.
According to Console Digest, Hutz recently posted on …
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Microsoft Corp. has put the blame on an unnamed third-party application for the mysterious data consumed by devices running its Windows Phone 7 operating system.
According to a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson sent to the Seattle PI, the company has “determined that a third-party solution commonly accessed from Windows Phones is configured in a manner that potentially causes larger than expected data downloads.”
Furthermore, the spokesperson said …
Microsoft has said it is investigating “phantom” data consumption of Windows Phone 7 devices which has taken center stage as reports note that it greatly affects data consumption of users.
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According to the British Broadcasting Company, some users say that the “phantom” data consumption could eat up “between 30 and 50MB of data”.
The unexplained data consumption have been reported by users even when their Windows Phone 7 devices were …
According to Microsoft Senior Product Manager for Windows Phone Greg Sullivan, Windows Phone 7 will be adding 5 new languages to its current supported languages in the second half of 2011.
According to reports, the languages to be added during the second half of this year are Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and simplified Chinese.
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It was reported by Microsoft earlier that it has shipped more than 1.5 million units of its Windows 7 devices.
Taking into account the experience of Windows Mobile 6.5, when the smartphones users at the very first possibility changed its standard interface, Microsoft tightly regulated the changes in Windows Phone 7 interface. It’s not liked by producers, who want their products to different – because all WP7-phones differ only in appearance and features (and insignificant). Management of Sony Ericsson recently announced that it is the main reason why the company did not want to release their …
Achim Berg, Microsoft’s vice president of business and marketing for the Windows Phone 7 has recently claimed that the company has shipped more than 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 devices.
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Microsoft has long been criticized for its tight-sealed lips on sales figures of Windows Phone 7 devices.
Some analysts have taken this to mean that the company has failed in its drive to aggressively recover lost market share for the past years with the new operating system for …
Speculation that Nokia is in talks with Microsoft over building a line of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) phones have been renewed as Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-Review reported that the two companies have recently had closed-door meetings.
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There have long been rumors that Nokia will be building a line of WP7 devices mainly because its current Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Elop, has had close ties with Microsoft Corp.
Elop was the man overseeing the Microsoft Office suite from January …