Nokia Lumia 900 WP7 OS 8107 On WP Bench

I have been playing with my HTC Titan and decided to checkout the WP Bench app. For those of you that do not know, WP Bench is a benchmark app for Windows Phone 7. With WP Bench you can benchmark speed, display, and battery of your WP7 devices. My HTC Titan just scored 93.8 and 91.4 in the two tests that I ran. The speed test includes CPU (sequential and parallel), Data (memory and storage), and GPU (acceleration/fillrate). WP Bench is a nice tool to see how different WP7 devices stack up.

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WP7 LTE Devices As Early As March

One thing that Windows Phone 7 has yet bring to me is an LTE capable phone. My girlfriend has a work Android device that has LTE and the 5-9Mbs she gets on that does put my 2-5Mbs to shame on my HTC Titan. Of course my Titan still owns the speeds on most iPhones that isn’t enough to make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Nokia Ace

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Windows Phone 7 Has Too Many Great Features

Yesterday, I made a little post about some of the great built in features of Windows Phone 7. On my way home I instantly realized that I left out one of the greatest features of the phone and it isn’t even a tile. It is a capacitive button on the bottom right of the front of the phone. This my friends is the search button. I will dedicate this post solely to Bing on the Windows Phone 7 because I feel bad for leaving him out yesterday and there is a lot to cover.

First, what made me realize that I had forgotten to mention it in my post yesterday was when I used it on the way home. I used Tellme as the interface for Bing because I was driving. Continue reading “Windows Phone 7 Has Too Many Great Features”

Simple Things That Make WP7 Awesome

One of the reasons Windows Phone is not a huge hit yet is that people do not realize how awesome a lot of the simple features are and how much it has to offer over the competition. Here is a quick list of some things that you can do just from these few default tiles.

Me Live Tile

It’s all about you baby.

  • View Facebook Notifications
  • Post to Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Windows Live
  • Change profile picture for Facebook and Windows Live
  • “Check in” which you can post to fb/twitter/windows live/linkedin
  • See “what’s new” with facebook/twitter

People Hub Live Tile

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