Samsung beats HTC for Windows Phone 7 market domination

HTC has a long and favorable history with smartphones. It was the clear leader with Windows Mobile, especially as an OEM for other brands. It also led the way with Android. Unfortunately for the Taiwanese firm, that crown has been snatched away, because Samsung is the overwhelming leader in the Windows Phone 7 arena.

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Homebrewers rejoice! Windows Phone 7 unlock now available

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Well, that didn’t take very long. It feels like only yesterday that Windows Phone 7 made its official debut in the marketplace, but someone has already developed, tested, and released an unlocker for Microsoft’s latest smartphone platform.

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Windows Phone 7 getting hit with airborne Angry Birds

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Those antagonized feathered defenders could be heading into yet another battlefield. Angry Birds made its initial splash on the iPhone, but it has since expanded onto other platforms. The next frontier, it seeems, is Windows Phone 7. Those egg-stealing swine are running out of places to hide.

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Windows Phone 7 arrives at Rogers with Samsung Focus

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Over at Rogers Wireless, they’ve picked up the Canadian exclusive to the Samsung Focus, a Windows Phone 7 device that comes loaded with some very impressive hardware. Beyond the Windows Phone 7 Live Tiles and Hubs, you get a massive 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen. The incredible contrast of Super AMOLED very much lends itself to the UI on WP7.

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Windows Phone 7 to get an Amazon Kindle app too

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Just because you want to read your e-books on the road does not mean that you necessarily have to buy an Amazon Kindle. The Kindle app is available on a number of smartphone platforms, and Windows Phone 7 will soon be joining that list.

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Windows Phone 7 incentives give some a free Xbox and others a Zune Pass

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That’s what you call synergy. Or leveraging your other brands. Or going all out with your marketing. Whatever you want to call it, it seems that Microsoft is taking this whole Windows Phone 7 business pretty seriously and it’s not afraid to give out some free stuff to attract your interest.

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Free Zune pass with new Windows Phone 7 pre-order

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Don’t know what to do with all these Windows Phone’s? Microsoft is running a promo for future WinPho7 purchasers in the US that will give them a 3-month Zune pass. All you need is an email and pre-order a Windows Phone.

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AT&T offers LG Quantum, HTC Surround to Windows Phone 7 line

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In addition to the flagship Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone, AT&T will be offering up the HTC Surround, and LG Quantum. CEO Ralph de la Vega calls them “game changers.” That’s exciting and all with the Windows Phone 7 floodgates now open, but we’ll just have to wait and see them first hand before we start “changing” anything.

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HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7 on T-Mobile mid-November

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The Windows Phone 7 train is slowly rolling its way into the T-Mobile station and it looks like one of the first devices to show up at “Magenta” with the new Windows Phone 7 OS is the HTC HD7. You may have seen some leaked photos of this smartphone already, and you may already know it as the Schubert, either way this phone looks pretty sweet with its massive screen real estate of 4.3-inches (largest in USA apparently).

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Google’s Andy Rubin says Windows Phone 7 isn’t needed

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PC Mag recently conducted an extensive interview with Andy Rubin from Google and they addressed a number of different issues. They talk about different versions of Android and the like, but what about the competitors? One of the more interesting quotes came up with the topic of Windows Phone 7 was raised.

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Several Windows Phone 7 devices from Samsung before year’s end

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If there is one smartphone manufacturer that is diversifying its interests, it has to be Samsung. It does feature phones with its own TouchWiz UI, it rocks out with Android, and it even has its own bada OS. And before Santa makes his rounds in a few months, Samsung will have “several” devices powered by Windows Phone 7 on the market.

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HTC Mozart full specs leaked, here comes Windows Phone 7

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As iOS and Android continue to pick up steam, players like Nokia’s Symbian and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile are struggling to keep up. Windows Phone 7 could change things around for the latter and now we’re getting the full specs for the upcoming HTC Mozart smartphone too.

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First look: HTC custom UI video for Windows Phone 7

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Samsung has the TouchWiz thing for its smartphones and Motorola does MOTOBLUR. Over at HTC, they have the Sense UI for Google Android, so it only makes sense that they’d want to customize the user interface on their Windows Phone 7 devices too. And now we get the first look at how these customizations will work.

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Video previews Windows Phone 7 version of Seesmic

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Perhaps one of the most important apps on our smartphones these days are ones that connect us to our favorite social networking sites. Windows Phone 7 is not going to be outdone in this front, because what we see here is the first glimpse at the Seesmic client for Windows Phone 7.

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