A week in Windows Phone 7
Posted on 09-05-10 07:00 pm

We promised we wouldn't be leaving Windows Phone 7 in the dark, so here's a summary of what happened this week in Windows Phone 7:

Sunday 8/29

The EvoFx engine was showed off in this Youtube video, showing the power and potential of Windows Phone 7 gaming:

Monday 8/30

  • Pocketnow did it again with their exclusive Windows Phone 7 videos, this time showing off the dear experience we call texting:

  • The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace app categories were finalized to prepare for the October market launch. To prevent spamming, apps can only be placed into one of the following categories:

1. Books & Reference 
- eReader 
- Fiction 
- Non-fiction 
- Reference
 2. Business
 3. Entertainment
 4. Finance

 5. Games 
- Action & Adventure 
- Board & Classic 
- Card & Casino 
- Family 
- Music 
- Puzzle & Trivia 
- Shooter 
- Sports & Racing 
- Strategy 
- Xbox Companion
 6. Health & Fitness 
- Diet & Nutrition 
- Fitness 
- Health
 7. Lifestyle 
- Community 
- Food & Dining 
- Out & About 
- Shopping
 8. Music & Video
 9. Navigation
10. News & Weather
11. Photo
12. Productivity
13. Social
14. Sports
15. Tools

16. Travel 
- City Guides 
- Language 
- Planning 
- Travel Tools

Tuesday 8/31

  • Pocketnow releases another video on Windows Phone 7, this time showing the calling experience and how it handles "Multitasking":

  • The Optimus 7 and LG C900 were caught side-by-side in a boot comparison video, courtesy of android.com.pl

Wednesday 9/1

  • The HD3 is seen by Engadget in an O2 planning document, boasting the name "HD7"

  • The Windows Phone team posts on their blog that Windows Phone 7 OS has been released to manufacturing to prepare for the quickly approaching launch. Quote:

"Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform Microsoft has ever released.  We had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes.  We’ve had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing our software and giving us great feedback. We are ready."

Thursday 9/3

  • The LG Optimus 7 is spotted in an FCC filing with AT&T bands, hinting it may be coming to America after all.

Friday 9/3

Strangely, nothing interesting happened.

Saturday 9/4

A prototype for the Optimus 7 (technically the LG Panther) is seen at IFA, demonstrating the DLNA features of the Optimus 7:


And that's what happened last week, on Windows Phone 7. All caught up? Great. For more information, visit WindowsPhone7Central.

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