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Windows Phone 7 Styled Lock Screen for WM
With the introduction of the new Windows Phone 7 OS, certain applications have been popping up throughout the different XDA forums. Now, XDA developer xda2_haseeb has created a lock screen for Windows Mobile that mimics the look of the WP7 lock screen. Although it’s in beta stage, the application already has some nice features, including support for all resolutions.
Originally posted by xda2_haseeb
- Animations on Locking and Unlocking
- Bluetooth & Wifi On Notification Icons
- Displays Time, Day & Date.
- Shows Unread SMS, Missed Calls Count & Unread Mail Count
- Phone Operator Name & Signals are Displayed
- Supports all resolutions (Tested only QVGA & VGA, but is build to support all resolutions, try and tell us, Thnx)
You can find more information and download it from the applicaton thread.
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