HTC unveils HTC RADAR, HTC’s first Windows ® Phone 7 with Mango Update

HTC boosts of a richer multimedia experience and seamless communication with latest Windows Phone device

SINGAPORE  2 September, 2011 –  HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC Radar™ with Windows®  Phone smartphone.  The HTC Radar is designed to keep you close to the people, news and entertainment that matters to you most.
“The new HTC Radar smartphone raises the bar with new advanced photography, multimedia and social capabilities that enable you to take full advantage of the latest Windows Phone innovations,” said Lennard Hoornik, President of HTC South Asia Pacific. “The HTC Radar’s aluminum uni-body, compact size and finish will capture people’s attention.”
Picture Perfect
HTC Radar features a dedicated hardware camera button which enables you to capture vivid images while the f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance – making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With 28mm wide-angle lenses you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes.  HTC Radar can shoot bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos, making them perfect companions for family functions or a night out with friends. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer, you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built in to Windows Phones.
 
“Phones were originally designed for communication, but they haven’t kept up with the way consumers are actually communicating today. That’s why we built Windows Phone to put people first, building in all the key types of communication people are already using right out of the box,” said Andy Lees, President of Windows Phone Division.  “The HTC Radar brings a sleek, modern design that perfectly complements this people-first experience, making sure it’s easy to connect & share with the people you care about most so the message always gets through.”
HTC Radar
Elegantly crafted with an aluminium unibody, HTC Radar brings you closer to the important things in life, with the new People Hub from Windows Phone. The People Hub keeps you up to date with your friends’ latest news showing all of your communication history with each person, as well as their recent social network updates and photos. You can also stay in touch using SMS, Facebook chat and Windows Live® Messenger in one conversation, without having to switch applications or disrupt the conversation flow. Alternatively, speak “face-to-face” with new video calling that lets you see your friends’ faces on the bright and sharp 3.8 inch screen.
 
Entertainment on the move
With the HTC Radar, mobile multimedia is greatly improved. It includes HTC Watch™ – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. Utilizing Virtual 5.1 surround sound for a rich audio experience, these phones are your perfect entertainment on the go.  Internet browsing is fast and smooth with HTML5 support.  You also get an amazing mobile gaming with Xbox LIVE®, giving you access to a great selection of games for Windows Phone, which include features like Leaderboards and Achievement that connect you with your friends and the Xbox LIVE community around the world.
Availability
The HTC Radar will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $569 in October 2011.
 
About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile industry. By putting people at the centre of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones and tablets that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.
HTC and the HTC logo are the trademarks of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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Big success for XNA Game Studio Training – Windows Phone 7 Olympics

Even the weather yesterday (July 30, 2011) was so bad, the speakers and of course the participants of the training were bravely quest the heavy rain. The Mobile Developers Group of the Philippines, Microsoft Philippines and Windows Phone 7 Olympics Partners have a great deliveries of talks, on first part of Windows Phone 7 Olympics – XNA Game Studio Training held at  Microsoft Philippines HQ.

Speakers of XNA Game Studio Training

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Jojo Ayson (MVP) – Developing Innovative Applications for Mobile Devices

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Paul Gadi – Game Entrepreneurship Opportunities and IGDA Manila Initiatives for 2011

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Jon Limjap (MVP) – Monetizing your Mobile Applications

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Christopher Misola (PHIWUG) – Introduction to Programming With XNA Game Studio

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Adrian Rodriguez (MVP) – Designing XNA Games for Windows Phone 7

 

Mark Gutierrez – Programming With XNA Game Studio
Allan Spartacus Mangune (MVP) – Creating Reusable XNA Game Framework

 

In addition, Mr. Jojo Asyon share his presentation slide – click here to download

 

Photos from Windows Mobile 6.5 – Samsung BT7320l

 

The second part of Windows Phone 7 Olympic would be on August 6, 2011. This the real rock-n-roll to all mobile developers joined the program.

To all Windows Phone 7 Game Olympics speakers, organizers and partners, thank you for sharing your mobile development experiences to us. Soon Philippines will also known as no.1 mobile developers in the planet.

By the way, one of great speaker, Mr. Norbert Aquende (MVP) got fever day prior to the training, his talk would be Integrating Mobile Marketing & Advergaming Concepts to Mobile Applications. Hey sir Norbert, get well soon.

 

resources:

www.app-exchange.com

http://admobwp7.codeplex.com/

Join Mobile Developers Group Philippines on facebook

visit http://www.igda.org/manila

The death of Windows Marketplace for Mobile Web Site and My Phone Service Notification is coming soon

This a bad news for us using Windows mobile 6.5 . As The Windows Phone Team announce last June 8, 2011 that Windows Marketplace for Mobile Web Site and My Phone Service Notification would be Shutting down.

I been using this services since I brought my Windows Mobile. The My Phone helps me to recover my contacts everytime I hardware reset the phone. Windows Marketplace for mobile, I always checked what’s new apps available.

Windows Marketplace for mobile and My Phone, huhuhu, (crying face) good bye. I will be missing you.

 

Letter from Microsoft 
June 8, 2011
Dear Windows Mobile 6.x customer:

Microsoft will be discontinuing the My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.x. We will also be discontinuing the Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site. Because you may be affected, please review the details below:

Windows Marketplace for Mobile Web Site To Be Discontinued

The Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site at http://marketplace.windowsphone.com will no longer be available starting on July 15, 2011. After July 15, 2011, you will no longer be able to browse, buy or download applications for Windows Mobile 6.x phones via the Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site.

The Windows Marketplace for Mobile service will continue to be available on your phone, however. You will continue to be able to browse, buy and download applications for Windows Mobile 6.x on your phone.

My Phone To Be Discontinued

On August 7, 2011, the My Phone service will stop saving content from phones to the My Phone service. If you rely on the My Phone service to back-up the content on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone, you will be affected.

Starting on August 7, 2011, Microsoft will begin moving your My Phone content to Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s free online storage service that helps you access and share your files such as photos and Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos will be moved to SkyDrive for you. Once moved, you will be able to access this content by logging into SkyDrive using the Windows Live ID that you used to register for the My Phone service.

Other content types, including videos, music, documents and favorites will not be moved from My Phone to SkyDrive for you. If you want this content, you must save it from the My Phone service to your local PC.

On October 6, 2011, the My Phone web site at http://www.microsoft.com/myphone will no longer be available. On this date, you will no longer be able to log in to the My Phone service to access your content stored to the My Phone service. Microsoft will continue to store your My Phone content for one (1) year. Physical copies of your content can be shipped to you upon request until October 5, 2012.

Take Action

To learn more about the My Phone service shut-down, including information about your content moving to Windows Live SkyDrive and how to save other content to your local PC, please visit this web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2557520

Microsoft is committed to making this transition easy. In the meantime, we want to sincerely thank you for your use of Windows Mobile 6.x.

 -The Windows Phone Team