Old Spice Guy Betrays Old Spice to Sell Windows Phone 7 in Australia?

Memey treachery! Viral video legend Isiah Mustafa appears in a new video, where he not-so-subtly alludes to the Windows Phone 7 launch, and an apparent ad campaign starring himself. I always thought advertising was a loyal business—how disillusioning. » 10/15/10 2:40pm 10/15/10 2:40pm

Steve Jobs' Student Foe Wins Trip to Microsoft Launch

Chelsea Kate Isaacs, that student who won brief internet notoriety for pissing off Steve Jobs via email, only to receive a B on her paper, now has journalistic vengeance. Sorta! Microsoft scooped her up to cover a press conference. » 10/13/10 7:20pm 10/13/10 7:20pm

Zune HD2 In the Works at Microsoft?

Rumors of the Zune HD2, a next-gen entertainment device that would run Windows Phone 7's spiffy Xbox Live games, have been kicking around for months. But a new Microsoft job listing suggests that now it's actually in the works. » 9/13/10 2:19pm 9/13/10 2:19pm

Microsoft Office on Windows Phone 7 Looks Fantastic

You can doubt Microsoft's phone strategy. You can grouse about features they've left out of Windows Phone 7. But don't for one second question their ability to put together an Office suite, ok? » 4/24/10 6:00pm 4/24/10 6:00pm

Windows Phone 7 and Internet Explorer 9: Here's What Happened

The most interesting parts of Microsoft's Mix conference have come to a close, leaving us with two steaming news lumps: One for Windows Phone 7, and one for Internet Explorer 9. Here's what's in them! » 3/16/10 9:13pm 3/16/10 9:13pm

In Defense of No Multitasking: Microsoft Edition

Windows Phone 7 won't have full multitasking for third party apps, which, given Windows Mobile's multitasking past, took people off guard. Here's how Microsoft's Scott Guthrie answers for this. Warning: The rationalizations might sound a little familiar. » 3/16/10 6:44pm 3/16/10 6:44pm

Samsung's Not-So-Mysterious New Windows Phone 7 Handset

We've become acquainted with Windows Phone 7 handsets from Asus and LG, but during this morning's demo, we saw a new one from Samsung. So, what do we know about this—or any—of the handsets we've seen so far? » 3/15/10 9:10pm 3/15/10 9:10pm

Surprise: Windows Phone 7 Has Native DivX Support

This is an unexpected treat: Windows Phone 7's SDK came out today, and apparently it includes DivX support up through DivX6. That means no DivX7, but it's still a lot more than you can find on the iPhone. » 3/15/10 3:56pm 3/15/10 3:56pm

Netflix App Streams Gorgeously on Windows Phone 7

Here's the first demo of Netflix running on Windows Phone 7. Keep in mind, it's technically a prototype, but equipped with show subscriptions and 3G streaming, Netflix is super hot on the platform. We want this. Now: » 3/15/10 1:45pm 3/15/10 1:45pm

Windows Phone 7 Apps: First Video

Click to viewSo this is how apps are going to look on Windows Phone 7: visually captivating, great animations, 3D transformations. It's a very distinctive look and feel from iPhone apps, and may be just what Microsoft needs to establish themselves. » 3/15/10 1:09pm 3/15/10 1:09pm

Windows Phone 7 Apps: Everything You Need To Know

Windows Phone 7 Series: It's a thing! And it looks pretty great, so far. Last month's announcement, though, left a lot of questions. Questions which are answered here, in Gizmodo's live updated coverage of Microsoft's MIX 2010 keynote. » 3/15/10 12:12pm 3/15/10 12:12pm

Windows Phone Marketplace Partners: Pandora, Foursquare, EA Mobile, AP,…

It's not clear yet when Microsoft's newly announced Windows Phone Marketplace is going to launch, but when it does they'll have a bevy of partners already on board, ranging from the AP to Foursquare to Pandora. And they look good! » 3/15/10 12:11pm 3/15/10 12:11pm

Microsoft Demos Game Across Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, and Windows 7

Whoa. During the keynote presentation at TechEd Middle East in Dubai, Microsoft's Eric Rudder played the same Indiana Jones-ish game on a Windows computer, a Windows Phone 7 phone, and an Xbox 360. Gaming is about to get real ubiquitous. » 3/06/10 2:13pm 3/06/10 2:13pm