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1.5 million Windows Phone 7 handsets sold (to retailers) within the first six weeks

Microsoft has revealed some of the figures that followed its recent Windows Phone 7 launch. Achim Berg, Microsoft’s vice president of business and marketing for Windows Phones, has been talking about the platform in an online interview.

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Is Microsoft about to back down from locking Windows Mobile 7 users into its Marketplace app store?

Mark Bridge writes:

In this week’s podcast we talked about the ChevronWP7 ‘unlocking’ solution that allowed the installation of Windows Phone 7 applications without the need to use Microsoft’s Marketplace application store. Unlike previous Windows Mobile handsets, new WP7 devices can only add applications that are offered via the Microsoft Marketplace.

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Mobile phones give you wings

Mark Bridge writes:

James's recent trip down memory lane reminded me of a moment in 1998 when a major mobile phone manufacturer promised phones that 'gave you wings'. No, not Red Bull. No, not Red Bull Racing partner LG. It was Motorola.

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Unlocking a Windows Phone 7 handset to run any app

Windows Phone 7 has only been available for a few weeks and already there’s an unlocking solution available. ChevronWP7 isn’t a ‘network’ unlock but enables WP7 users to ‘sideload’ applications that aren’t available from the Windows Mobile Marketplace.

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Now it's Samsung and LG hit by Android-related legal action

Technology company Vertical Computer Systems is taking legal action against Samsung and LG, claiming that a number of Android-based devices infringe its patents.

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