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Could Microsoft give a sneak peek of Windows 8 at CES?

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Next month’s CES could be one of the most fascinating events to date, with a whole slew of new technologies emerging. An indicator from the last few months of products coming out of the vine, the 2011 CES' primary focus will be on tablets, as companies jostle for position to take on the market-leading iPad.

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$99 Dell “Venue Pro” slider runs WP7

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The cheapest Windows 7 Phone to date has to be the Dell Venue Pro. It has slid in at $99 with new activation and 2-year contract. The regularly priced $450 phone runs a 1Ghz Qualcomm QSD8250 processor, shoots HD video and has the flashy new Windows mobile OS.

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January Windows Phone 7 update to address missing pieces

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I've had the opportunity to toy around with an LG Optimus Quantum these last few days and while my general overall impression of Windows Phone 7 is mostly positive, there are some missing pieces that make for an incomplete package.

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Canadians getting more WP7 devices with hardware keyboards

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I'm partial to physical keyboards, because for the life of me, I just can't achieve the same kind accuracy and speed on a virtual keyboard. That's why I'm happy to hear Microsoft's intent on bringing more QWERTY-packing Windows Phone 7 devices to the Canadian market.

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Samsung beats HTC for Windows Phone 7 market domination

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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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Google comes to Winphone 7 as an app, not an option

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Nearly every browser on the desktop, iPhone, or Blackberry, allows the user to choose their search engine. However, Windows Phone 7 has tied up with Bing as its default search engine, which means that Bing would block any attempt to browse using any other search engine from the start screen.

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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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Samsung Focus (Omnia 7) running Windows Phone 7 destined for AT&T November 8th

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Windows Phone 7 is a pretty big deal for the boys and girls in Redmond, Washington. Windows Mobile hasn't exactly been the most popular of mobile platforms, so WP7 could represent quite the revival for Microsoft. When is that going to happen? For AT&T folks, one of the biggest dates to circle is November 8th.

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