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Universal Windows Apps Consolidated Price Tiers Now Live In Windows Store

Universal Windows Apps Consolidated Price Tiers Now Live In Windows Store

April 12, 2014 No Comments

Out now is the rolling out the consolidated price tier structure of the new Windows Phone/Windows Ecosystem which is the first change that will:  1) Simplify app pricing for developers by providing a single set of price tiers across Windows and Windows Phone, necessary to support universal Windows apps & 2) Increase developer opportunity by adding ...

Confirmed? Microsoft to Continue Publishing Xbox Live Games on Other Platforms

Confirmed? Microsoft to Continue Publishing Xbox Live Games on Other Platforms

January 21, 2012 1 Comment

When Microsoft published Kinectimals to the IOS app store, we here at WP7connect were furious. After awhile we began to realize that maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing as it could quite possible gain more users to the Windows Phone platform in the long run. Either way, finally Microsoft has stepped in and commented ...

Microsoft Challenging EU ‘App Store’ Trademark

Microsoft Challenging EU ‘App Store’ Trademark

May 16, 2011 No Comments

Earlier this year Microsoft filed a motion in the U.S. to fight Apple obtaining a trademark on the term ‘App Store’. Apparently they along with a few others have decided to do the same in Europe. HTC, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Microsoft have joined forces against Apple in this fight. A Microsoft rep has this to ...

App Playing Field Leveling Out Against iPhone

App Playing Field Leveling Out Against iPhone

May 3, 2011 No Comments

We all know that lots of people choose to buy a smartphone because they have done a good job of marketing the fact that their app store has an abundance of apps. PCWorld did an analysis of all the popular OS markets to figure out what it really means to have that many apps, and ...

Microsoft Now Owns Patent For Apps That Sells Stuff

Microsoft Now Owns Patent For Apps That Sells Stuff

April 22, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft recently received some more patent muscle as they just got granted their 2004 filing for apps that sell the user stuff. That ‘stuff’ can either be products from amazon, eBooks, pretty much anything you can think of. The patent is pretty broad so it should hold with anything you throw at it. Wonder what ...

Windows Phone Connector Available in Mac App Store

February 16, 2011 No Comments

Though they are definitely in the minority, the people who use both Apple computers and a Windows Phone 7 will be happy to know that Windows Phone Connector is finally out of the beta stage. Through the Windows Phone Connector application you are able to connect your WP7 to your Mac without needing the Zune ...

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Microsoft Files Motion to Make Apple Give Up ‘App Store’

January 13, 2011 No Comments

In 2008 Apple applied to trademark the term “app store”, obviously making it unusable for other companies with an app market. Microsoft is going against Apple to get that trademark removed. Currently WP7 is using the term Marketplace as the place where WP7 users go to purchase applications. Microsoft argues that the term “app store” ...

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HTC ONE (M8) For Windows Officially Announced & Now Available For Verizon Wireless (Press Release)

HTC offers Windows platform on flagship device, blends premium hardware with unique software experience BELLEVUE, WA – August 19,...

Watch Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Featuring Instagram, OneDrive, Amazing Photos, & Cortana (VIDEO)

Check out the latest ad by Microsoft showcasing the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Instagram and OneDrive and the newly,...

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