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orb3000 · Nov 15, 2011

Wallpapers Collection For Windows Phone 7

Our tireless search for new themes and ways to personalize our devices will never stop.  Some looking for abstract images, others wanting animals and so on.  The variety is endless and the only thing matters is to have that original theme on your expensive toy. We noticed the thread made by our XDA friend the0ne, presenting a good collection of themes for your Windows Phone 7. You can find two sets, one including wallpapers with a transparent effect, and the...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 15, 2011

NewsSpot Google Reader Brings RSS Joy to WP7 Devices

Perhaps in an effort to mask the somewhat lackluster third-party application count, Microsoft has given Windows Phone 7 a substantial amount of pre-baked functionality. One glaring omission is the lack of a first-party RSS client. Rather than simply wait for Microsoft to release an RSS reader, XDA forum member FourSpotProject decided to create one. Rocking a panoramic interface and fully supporting live tiles, NewsSpot keeps well within the design constraints of Microsoft's gorgeous Metro UI. NewsSpot even goes so far as to...

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orb3000 · Nov 12, 2011

Concept – Business Card Reader Windows Phone – Calling For Devs

The Windows Phone platform is getting bigger and more solid with the latest 7.5 update, but the market just isn't as big as other platform's markets yet. Our dear XDA friend and chief editor of 1800PocketPC the0ne is calling out to developers to join a project to create a business card reader app for Windows Phone devices.  The idea is a simple app that can scan a business card and add it to your contact list, also giving easy access...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 4, 2011

Learn How To Cook Windows Phone 7 Custom Roms!

We just found an interesting guide that has been around in the Windows Phone 7 area for some time, yet it just came into our sights. XDA member sandman01 has posted a very, and I do mean very, complete guide to learn how to manipulate files, use tools, and finally be able to cook your very own WP7 roms. This seems to work for both NoDo and Mango according to the OP. The guide will only work for those who have devices...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 4, 2011

Waiting To Unlock Your Mango Equipped Phone? Chevron Is Back Online

This is a fantastic day to be part of the Windows Phone 7.x ownership group. If you are just getting your feet wet into the world of Windows Phone, you probably have a locked down device where you can do little to nothing on it. Well, the time has finally come for the chains to be broken and the programmer's loose. As it turns out, according to a thread started by XDA member MrMunchkin the Chevron unlocker which was deemed illegal...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 4, 2011

Pandora for WP7 Proof of Concept Released!

The concept of services such as Pandora, and internet radio in general, is simply amazing. The ability to create your own personalized radio stations to suit your mood is truly a revolutionary concept. Unfortunately, however, until recently there has been no way to enjoy this from the comfort of our Windows Phone 7 devices. With the release of Windows Phone 7 Mango and its fully HTML5-compliant browser, WP7-devotees are able to get their fix straight from the web app. The solution is...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 31, 2011

So, You Got WP7 On Your Tsunagi… Now, Unlock It And Enjoy It!

A few hours ago, we published an article that talks about the successful port of WP7 to the aging yet apparently not dead, Toshiba Tsunagi. However, what fun is an OS if you cannot install apps on it or play with it? Well, it seems that XDA Recognized Developer Nokser thought about this as well while he was working on this port. So, after the port became functional, he decided to make a small guide on how to run Chevron Unlocker on...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 31, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Ported To The Toshiba Tsunagi

It looks like the HTC HD2 just lost its crown as the only device carrying Windows Mobile as its native OS that is capable of running Windows Phone 7. Everyone, say hello to the Toshiba Tsunagi (TG01 and TA01) equipped with Microsoft's newest OS (well, it isn't Mango, so it isn't exactly the newest). This is all courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer Nokser who has been working on this project for a several months now. Due to the complexity of getting the...

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mic_888 · Oct 24, 2011

SmartDialer For Mango

If you're a Windows Phone 7 owner and am missing the convenience of a smart dialer, look no further. XDA forum member Deadknight has written his own simple and efficient smart dialer for Mango. The dialer supports searching telephone numbers and contact names as well as wildcards (star button). Right buttons open the SMS menu. And for anyone who would like the dialer to match the rest of the apps on their Windows Phone 7 device, you'll be pleased to hear...

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mic_888 · Oct 24, 2011

Screen Capturer – Get A Screenshot With Your Camera Button

Want a convenient way to capture a screenshot on your Windows Phone 7 device? XDA forum member JerryJiang has written a little application to enable capturing a screenshot using your camera button. You'll need to install the xap file, and start the capture task. The 'task' will then run and listen out for the Camera button event. Then all you need to do is navigate to any application and touch the Camera button to capture the screen. The Screen Capturer allow...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 13, 2011

Upcoming WP7 Rom Loaded With Internet Sharing!!

It looks like our good friends at DFT are keeping busy with Windows Phone 7 development. In fact, they are doing so much that they are in a bind as to what to include in their next release of their Freedom Rom. XDA member mwang posted a poll for WP7 owners to cast their vote on some options that they are considering for their upcoming rom. However, the true highlight of that thread (for many, anyways) is the small note at the...

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orb3000 · Oct 12, 2011

Notification Concept For Windows Phone

If you are the type of person always looking for better notification options on your Windows Phone 7, this may be of interest. XDA member the0ne let us know about Notification Concept. The idea is to have one place for all new events and updates, like calls, mail, and messages. And social network updates, like Facebook and Twitter. Also all calendar reminders--alarms, dates, notes, tasks, etc.--appear in the Notification Center. You can interact with the toast notifications by tapping on...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 29, 2011

WiFi Hotspot Enabled For Samsung Omnia 7

We don't talk as much as we should about WP7 in the Portal. However, and much against people's skepticism, this platform is heavily being worked by several devs whom we know and remember from the golden days of Windows Mobile. In this particular case, Focus and Omnia 7 owners have gained a very important feature, previously unavailable: WiFi hotspot. XDA member drkfngthdragnlrd has posted a very complete guide on how to achieve this mod based on the original work released by...

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orb3000 · Sep 21, 2011

BIGDialer For Windows Phone 7

This application is suitable for older people or for someone who has vision problems. Now you can use large numbers when dialing. XDA member lseidman presents BIGDialer for your Windows Phone 7, which allows you to easily view big sleek looking buttons to dial phone numbers without having to squint if you have bad vision. The latest version includes voice dialing. You can get it for free on the market, and don´t forget to leave your feedback for the developer....

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orb3000 · Sep 20, 2011

XDA TV WebApp

It´s no secret that XDA TV is becoming more popular every day. We love everything from seeing SassiBob showing a new app, Samcaplat reviewing things with his nice British accent, or azrienoch´s editorials telling what others don´t dare say. In order to compliment the full experience, XDA member nathanpc presents a web application to see XDA TV. As it uses WebKit, it should work on any operating system including Android, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, modern desktop browsers, and iOS. The developer...

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orb3000 · Sep 9, 2011

HTC Shipped Mango ROMs For A Bunch Of Devices

Here are some interesting news for Windows Phone 7 owners. XDA member Football has informed us that the final RTM Mango shipped ROM´s has been leaked for the following HTC devices: Mozart HD7 HTC 7 Trophy Verizon Trophy HTC 7 Pro It´s getting hard for HTC to keep a close eye on their ROMs with the Mango update rolling on closer. You have to be careful, as any devices with HSPL installed will be bricked if the ROM is installed. In the...

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mic_888 · Sep 5, 2011

Download Songs And Audio Books With SuperMusic For WP7

XDA forum member fscode has brought to us an alternative free music downloader for Windows Phone 7 - SuperMusic version 1.0 will soon go live in the Marketplace. It enables users to download free songs and audio books from free music sites. Users of any version can download free music files without any limitation. Basic functions include: Download music files from free music sites to your phone. Play the downloaded music on your phone. Sync the downloaded files to PC. Custom...

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mic_888 · Sep 4, 2011

MultiTaskToggle For Mango

Windows Phone 7 owners running Mango might be interested to hear about the latest development from XDA Senior Member GoodDayToDie. The dev has thrown together a one-click app for enabling or disabling multitasking on Mango. It enables fast app switching and full multitasking as well as disabling multitasking when required to save battery. Features of the app include: Secondary tile with deep linking, shows current multitask state and toggles it when tapped. Supports HTC for sure and hopefully Samsung. Works on...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 2, 2011

XDA Visits HTC’s London Event, Radar and Titan Unveiled [breaking]

Last night, HTC simultaneously unveiled two brand new Windows Phone 7 devices in different locations around the world. I was lucky enough to get myself to the London branch of the event, and despite the time I spent queuing, shuffling, listening and watching slightly tipsy nerds awkwardly do The Robot, I eventually managed to get some must-know info on the latest in HTC's WP7 range. Once ushered into Victoria House, a large yet unimposing venue set in the middle of...

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mic_888 · Sep 1, 2011

Express Your Emotions With Rage-O-Meter

We all feel anger every now and then (some more than others), and having a way to express your rage in a fun app is the aim of Rage-O-Meter by XDA forum member beefalo. It's quick and simple - drag the pulsating orb of rage into position, press and hold the broadcast button, and send your rage into the world. The app integrates with Facebook and Twitter to send messages to your social networks, allowing faster rage relief via mass empathy....

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