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3 funny apps for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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I present to you 3 funny apps for your Windows Phone 7.5

No great smartphone without some funny apps to install on it. That goes for Windows Phone Mango as well. Here you have 3 fun apps I have installed on my phone. These apps won’t help you get more productive or effective, but they are a lot of fun :-)

1. Duke Nukem Soundboard

Duke Nukem Soundboard App
Do you remember the legendary Duke Nukem from the old PC game? Now you can get all the great sound clips, taunts and shouts from the king himself. Let me give you a couple of examples from Mr. Dukes Soundboard:

“Hail to the king baby”

“It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble-gum, and I am all out of gum”

“Damn, I am good”

2. Hangover Helper

Hangover Helper App
If you wake up somewhere with big hangover and don’t know where you are, this apps helps you figure it out and show you a map where you are. It can also help you to find the pictures from your phone taken yesterday. Maybe that will bring back some memories ;-) Finally it can help you to create text message you can send home to Parents or partner if you have problems to come up with a good one yourself.
This app is also available in a pro edition.

3. FishEye Camera

FishEYE Camera App
With this little app you can change your picture to FishEye perspective. You can use it on pictures you already have on your phone or you can take a new one with the camera. This app is also available in a ad-free version.

I would love to hear if you know any funny apps for Windows Phone Mango you can recommend. Please leave me a message. I you liked this post please click on some of the Share buttons below :-)

5 Cool Apps for your Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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windows-apps5 Cool Apps for Windows Mango

Today it is time for me to share some of the best apps I have come across so far for my Windows Mango phone. As you might have read already I recently bought a HTC Radar smartphone running the new Windows Phone Mango. One of the things that make a smartphone smart is if you have some cool apps that can help you out. Yes I know. The Windows Marketplace does not have 500.000 apps like the AppStore and either does it have 250.000 apps as the Android marked, but with about 35.000 Apps so far Microsoft is on their way and new apps are added every day.

One of the programs that are still missing on the Marketplace is Skype. I find that a bit strange because who is it that recently bought Skype? Yep correct Microsoft themself…!! However a new video service called Tango is available for both: Windows Phone, Android and iOS.

Need help for reinstalling an App on Windows Phone Mango

If you like me sometimes find it necessary to reinstall an App you have tried to install once I came across this little article that explains how. It is not difficult at all, but it can be tricky to find the option to do it. I have been looking for this option in the Zune player many times, but it is not there. You need to go to the online version of the Marketplace to find the option.

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5 cool Apps for Windows Phone Mango you might want:

Track your sports activities via the phones GPS and keep track on distance, time and a lot more.

Scan from newspaper or documents and save as images or upload to your DropBox account.

The greatest movie database ever. Why not have access from your phone

Keep up with live results and startups from your favorite league.

Make free video calls over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi to save money with free International calls. Works with Windows Phone, Android, iOS phones, tablets, and PCs.

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I hope you liked the Apps I have been recommending above. Now I would like to hear what your favorite mobile app is and why you like it. Please drop me a commend below.

Review of HTC Radar with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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I recently bought a HTC Radar with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and would like to bring to you my own little review of the device. I recently wrote a post about Windows Mango where I mentioned that I would buy a HTC Titan. Well I ended up with the HTC Radar instead because I think the Titan is too big for a phone and because the HTC radar also is cheaper. After about a week with the HTC Radar I have no regrets about that decision.

 

My first impression of the HTC Radar

My first impression of the phone was very good. It good a really great LCD screen with great contrast. The touch screen reacts very fast and precise and it seems that the 1 GHz processor has no problems to deliver the power needed to make it a great experience to use the phone. The Mango start screen is really working great. You got all what you need in one screen: E-mail, SMS, pictures, contacts, Browser (IE9), calendar, marketplace and more. If you are missing an app on your start page you can easily add it to the start screen and rearrange if you like.

My HTC Radar

I am not sure that it will be the same all over the world, but here is what was in the package of my HTC Radar:

  •  The Phone itself
  • 1 Power adapter
  • 1 USB cable (Used both for data and when charging the phone)
  • Headphones with built-in FM radio antenna
  • A stack of a warranty papers for the trash can (I guess the need to be there)

No driver CD’s or manuals included you will have to download that yourself.

But wait, how about Apps for Windows Mango?

With the release of Windows phone 7.5 Mango Microsoft have launched a new Marketplace where you can get Apps just like you know it from Apples App Store. The Windows marketplace does of cause not yet have 500.000 apps as Apple does, but according to Winrumors the marketplace already have reach the 35.000 mark. My guess is that this number will increase fast as more people gets Windows Mango phones in their hands and because Microsoft is doing a lot to get developers around the world to start making apps for their new phone OS. Here is a couple of approaches Microsoft has made to increase the number of apps in the Marketplace:

 

What has impressed me most about the HTC Radar

  • Great look and feel
  • Great screen, great colors and very good touch functions
  • Quick response
  • For a brand new Phone OS more than 35.000 apps is pretty well I think and I have been able to find most of the one I was looking for.
  • Great multitasking capabilities make it possible to jump between active programs. That is working a lot better than their earlier versions of Windows Phone.
  • Very well integrated with the Windows Live, SkyDrive, Twitter and other online services.

The downside about HTC Radar

  • It is a bit hard to hit the right letters on the Keyboard (Maybe I just need to get used to it)
  • No application for Contact management/sync. It can’t even Sync with your desktop Outlook. I needed to import all my contacts to my online Google Account to import them!!
  • No file Explorer to manage files – I really miss this feature that I have had on all my phones in the past.
  • Non-removable battery (When the battery is death the phone is death)
  • The Local Scout service only works in the U.S

HTC Radar Specifications:

General
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA900 / 2100

Size
Dimensions: 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm
Weight: 137 g

Display
Type: S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 3.8 inches
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Gyroscope sensor
– Multi-touch input method

Sound
Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes

Memory
Phonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records: Practically unlimited
Internal: 8GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot: No

Data
GPRS: Yes
EDGE: Yes
3G: HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port: No
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0

Camera
Primary: 5 MP, 2560х1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features: Geo-tagging
Video: Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary: Yes, VGA

Features
OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
CPU:  1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset
Messaging:  SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: HTML
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games: Yes
Colors:  Active White, Metal Silver
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support; Bing Maps
Java: No

Battery
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1520 mAh
Stand-by: Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 330 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 5 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)

Video reviews from Winrumos.com and PhoneArena.com:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QgoG_6b01w&feature=feedu

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-MjjDbDORY

Now this was all from me for now. I will properly make a couple of follow-up post about the Windows Phone Mango OS in the next couple of weeks as I get more experience with it. Until then I would like to hear what you think about the HTC Radar? Please drop me a comment below.

Upcoming Phones with Windows 7.5 Mango

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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Microsoft has just recently released Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Microsoft has tried to get their piece of the Mobile marked for years without any big success so far, but something tells me that with the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango they really mean business this time. So why do I think that?

  • Microsoft started an alliance with Nokia a couple of years ago. Nokia has always made very good phones but has for years had problems when it comes to the software on their phones. I think their alliance is a very smart move from Microsoft as well as Nokia.
  • All Microsoft employees are getting a Windows Phone 7.5. In that way they will get a taste of their own medicine and will all be ambassadors for their new product.
  • Not only Nokia will get access to sell phones with Windows Mango. Also HTC, Acer, Dell, Samsung, LG and properly even more are coming with Windows Phone 7 phones.
  • Microsoft has the best possibility of all to make strong integration with online sync of MS Exchange Mail services and the rest of the Office product suite, simply because they are making the product themself. Today you can sync mail with MS Exchange on almost all phones, but I guess in the future it will just work a little bit better with a Windows Phone ;-)
  • The History of strong marketing power have learned us that when Microsoft really want something the usually gets it over time. I remember the days where Netscape was the best web browser and Novell was the best file-server. Not many people speak about Netscape and Novell anymore.
  • New Marketplace – Microsoft is launching a new web based Application marketplace that already include most of the must have applications like Twitter, YouTube, Adobe Reader, Facebook, Angry Birds, DropBox and many more.

 

Upcoming Smartphones with Windows 7.5 Mango:

Not much use of a new mobile phone OS without a supported phone to run it on and it looks like a lot of new cool smartphones are coming with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango:

Samsung Omnia-W

LG Fantasy

HTC Titan

HTC Radar

Nokia 800 Sun

I expect my next smartphone to be the HTC Titan and  I will of cause write a review of it as soon as I get it in my hands. Until then here is a little video of it:

httpv://youtu.be/orSjIIyr4KI

That was all from me. Now it is your turn. What do you think about the new Windows Phone Mango? Will it be a success? Will it have a change against the iPhone or will it be another mobile flop from Microsoft? Please drop me a comment below.