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Windows Phone 7 How does it work?

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Where to start?

As I mentioned in my previous post about the phone you can associate your phone with a Windows Live ID. Having done this all your contacts from Windows live sync via the could to your phone. Now I am not 100% sure that you need a Windows Live ID, though if Android phones are anything to go by needing a Google account to access the Google market place I would guess you do.

As I found out thanks to Paul Thurott on the Windows Weekly podcast, first you need to link services to your Windows Live ID. This can be done via the services link on Windows Live. Linked services are other web sites like WordPress.com, Slideshare and Facebook. Having completed this step, when you sign into your phone the “People” Live Tile fills with the latest updates from which service has the latest.

The People Live Tile where all your contacts reside

The People Live Tile where all your contacts reside

When you tap this Live Tile you go to your contacts where you can see all your contacts information as well as any live updates from theirs and your linked accounts. Also at this part of the people UI you can manually add your contacts which will then be synced to your Windows Live ID and viewable through your Windows Live account on the web.

As with all the smart phones you can also integrate with Microsoft Exchange Web Mail. This populates seamlessly, on the phone importing all your exchange contacts from your online contact list. You can add phone numbers, avatars (pics of your contacts) etc easily as well.

To add your exchange account you can swipe left or tap on the home screen arrow situated on the top right screen to show all the phones applications.

Apps display left to right iPod 4, HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7

Apps display left to right iPod 4, HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7

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October 31st, 2010 at 8:19 am

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7

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As I said in my last post I bought a new HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 from Telstra. Quite a mouth full of a phone name definitely not as easy to say as Nokia, iPhone 4 or Android. After the usual muck around by Telstra’s courier service I had the phone on Thursday night.

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 in the box

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 in the box

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 un boxing

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 un boxing part 1

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 un boxing part 2

HTC Mozart 7 Windows Phone 7 un boxing part 2

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October 31st, 2010 at 5:44 am

The problem with smart phones

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Leading up to holidays last Christmas I had a slight dilemma, my 3 year old Nokia phone needed a new battery. My first thoughts were to just go to Wollies and buy another pre-paid Nokia throw in my SIM. Then I thought about it some more and said to myself what about these smart phones? My only previous sighting of smart phones was that of higher executive use or my previous head teacher who had a Windows phone. Thinking back on watching her having to use a stylus on the thing made me think may be not a smart phone. I had only seen a few people using iPhones in the wild and most of those people where known posers not tech savvy types.

After a little Googling the choices were narrowed down, iPhone 3GS, HTC Android or ye old BlackBerry. Having visited the BlackBerry website I was not getting one of those, I simply didn’t like the thing. So the choice narrowed to two.

At this time there was commotion in the tech press about a Google experience phone based on the next iteration of their Android (Linux based) OS. I was full of excitement being bit of a Google fan boy.  I was however let down a few days later when it leaked that the Google phone (soon to be released and known as the Nexus One) was only going to be released in the USA and UK. I was depressed and a little let down, I did not want to buy an Android device which had HTC Sense bloatware on it I wanted the phone the way Google intended.

This left me now with only one choice the iPhone. Now I know @benpaddlejones will jump in here and say “you could buy a Windows Phone 6.5” which he has but I did not want to buy a new phone with a six year old OS.

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October 21st, 2010 at 10:26 am