Just a couple of days ago, we posted the news that developer Chris Walshie from Australia was successful in getting root access to Windows Phone 7. Today, he tweeted to inform us all that he now has registry and file-system access as well!
It’s only been a few weeks since Microsoft’s completely overhauled Windows Phone 7 OS was launched around the world, and we are now hearing the first reports of WP7 being rooted and “jailbreaked”.
Developed by Phyar Studio, SeeSee is a photo / video management application for iPhone / iPod touch that is inspired by the Windows Phone 7 Metro theming system.
Neowin has received information that Microsoft is set to launch a wide range of Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21 in UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain (US 21st Oct release date is not confirmed yet).
Brandon Miniman of Pocket Now has posted a very interesting video in which he compares the operating / homescreening system of Windows Phone 7 against iPhone 4 running iOS 4.x. Both have certain similarities along with places where WP7 and iOS completely take separate paths.
Folks at WMPoweruser have unearthed a schematic image of HTC’s enthusiastically anticipated HD7 (release date confirmed with price). HTC HD7 is the true successor of the Windows Mobile 6.5-based HD2. It is expected to have internals similar to the recently announced Desire HD which includes a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 786MB of RAM, an eyegasm-inducing 4.3” screen along with an 8MP camera(w/ flash).
Developer-only test units of Windows Phone 7 are already out since last month. Previously we saw how Windows Phone 7 web browsing stacks up against iPhone 3GS running iOS 4. This time, Pocketnow brings an exclusive look at the web browsing experience with Internet Explorer on WP7, and compares it with Safari on iPhone 4 running iOS 4.x, and Nexus One running Android 2.2 Froyo.
We all thought that the HTC HD3 might be HTC’s first ever Windows Phone 7 handset, but it seems like all that is going to change. A recent leak from mobile operators in the UK shows a new handset named HTC Gold, which is slated to hit stores in November this year, and of course will be powered by Windows Phone 7.
A DeviantArt member named fediaFedia is working on an awesome looking theme, which brings Metro UI to your Windows 7 desktop via Rainmeter software. It certainly is a very tempting theme, which is inspired by WP7S, and definitely worth a look. Even though it’s not ready yet for primetime use, thought we’d just share it with you guys.
HTC HD2 was a big success in the masses, majorly due to it’s multimedia features and it’s huge screen which provided the user with a rich multimedia experience, but unfortunately, it won’t get the Windows Phone 7 Series upgrade due to the strict hardware requirements of three buttons on the phone: Back, Windows and Search. The grail doesn’t end here, HTC’s CEO Peter Chou hinted on a phone which might probably be an HD3, and would hit the shelves in the end of this year – that’s exactly an year after HD2 shipped.