Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to its Windows Mobile platform, although incompatible with it. Unlike its predecessor, it is primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market. It was launched in Europe, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, Mexico, and the EPAL region in the second half of 2010, and Asia in early 2011. With Windows Phone, Microsoft offers a new user interface with its design language named Metro, integrates the operating system with third party and other Microsoft services, and controls the hardware it runs on.
Work on a major Windows Mobile update may have begun as early as 2004 under the codename “Photon”, but work moved slowly and the project was ultimately cancelled. In 2008, Microsoft reorganized the Windows Mobile group and started work on a new mobile operating system. The product was to be released in 2009 as Windows Phone, but several delays prompted Microsoft to…

Dear Windows Phone users - “Easy Banking IN” is no more.. Rest in Peace..

Few months back all of a sudden I came across an Idea, there is no mobile banking reference application in Windows Phone market place. So I thought of putting it together and my idea came alive in one day of work and I published to the marketplace. “Easy Banking IN” was well received by users
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Setting up Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8 and working with Visual Studio 2010/2012

Microsoft has just released an update for Windows Phone SDK 7.1 and 8.0 to provide support for Windows Phone 7.8 emulators.I have shared the details in my last blog post. With this article I will walk you through how it would look to work with this update. The following simple steps will help you with
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Windows Phone - Downloading and Sideloading Apps from SDCard

With Windows Phone 8 and new Windows Phone store – Microsoft has introduced the support for Manually download the .XAP files and install the application from an SDCard(Memory card). Follow the steps: Step 1: Windows Phone store will have an additional option  ‘Download and install manually’   for each application [Similar to the screen shot given
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To celebrate the launch of the Lumia 920 and 820 devices, Windows Phone Geek and Nokia are offering awesome prizes for developers in the Lumia Geek 8 Week Challenge. http://windowsphonegeek.com/lumia-geek-8-week-challenge/ Developers can win a trip for 2 to MWC in Barcelona, customized Lumias and their very own demo space at MWC in Barcelona. All developers
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Yesterday Microsoft Windows Phone Team announced the availability of Windows Phone 7.8 to existing Windows Phone 7.x family of devices by early 2013. Some of the interesting features announced are: New Customizable start screen with resizable Live Tiles. It doubles the number of theme and accent colors—to 20—so you can make your phone even more
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Windows Phone Power Tools–a must have extension for all Windows Phone developers

The Windows Phone Power Tools are a natural extension to the developer tools that come with the Windows Phone SDK. Instead of allowing you to only install developer xaps the Power Tools let you test update scenarios by allowing you to update an existing developer app. Instead of having to step through the IsolatedStorage file
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