ElCondor · May 17, 2010 at 05:19 pm

Windows Phone 7 Facts: OOBE: Out-Of-Box Experience, Start-up Sequence

This is part 4 of the Windows Phone 7 Facts series. In case you missed it, you can find the previous articles here.
The previous facts were all based on information from XDA user and moderator Da_G. The coming articles however are all interesting facts from the Windows Phone 7 Guides for OEMs.

Microsoft is planning to add a new customization progress to Windows Phone 7.
Internally, they call it OOBE: Out-Of-Box Experience. They will probably advertise it as OOBE too.

Not very surprising, the Windows Live service is required for complete use of WP7.
The following image from a confidential Microsoft document shows us the exact way that WP7 will be customized

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This procress will start when you’ve unboxed your Windows Phone 7 Phone and boot it for the first time.
The start-up sequence will not differ from current Windows Mobile versions, the order is the same:

  1. OEM Image (i.e. HTC)
  2. Operator Logo (i.e. AT&T)
  3. Windows Phone 7 Image – this one will only show up once at the very first boot.

Make sure to keep an eye on the XDA-Portal for more information!


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Emil Kako · Feb 1, 2015 at 02:54 pm · no comments

Good Games to Show off Graphics on My Phone?

Mobile games may not be ready to replace your consoles, but they have seen incredible improvements over the years. What are some of your favorite graphic-intensive games to show off how powerful your device is?

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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