HTC HD7: First look [Yes, it’s Windows Phone 7]

Well, it’s here. We’ve had it for a good couple of weeks now and it’s a beauty. Of the six Windows Phone 7 devices released this week, the o2 exclusive HTC HD7 is the biggest and best of the bunch.

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When the news broke that these devices – this new OS – was on the horizon, many scoffed. But I think TechCrunch said it best when they said, “Did Microsoft bring a gun to a gunfight?

Someone’s stepped up their game and it shows.

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Say hello to the Puma Phone

Last Wednesday, Really Mobile was invited along to Sagem’s blogger/press conference for their new and upcoming Puma Phone, so Vikki and I went along to see what’s what.

Available from mid-May, the Puma Phone is a bold step in a new direction from the world-famous sports brand – and at first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a misstep. Puma obviously aren’t known for their technology advances and I think I’m being more than fair if I say that Sagem aren’t exactly known for it either. To say I went in slightly cynical, might be an understatement.

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Video Diary: James Whatley on planning MGoLA

Planning for Mobile Geeks of LA is well under-way. We go to the park to look in James’s mobile ‘bag of wonder to take a look at the devices as the popular meet-up heads west from its birth-place.  James also demonstrates wide-screen video recording on the new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music which looks promising.

James has all the details you need on his site.

Whatley talks Apps on the Beeb

Our own James Whatley talks application stores with Rory Cellan-Jones in a feature that originally broadcast on the BBC’s 6pm evening news.  Rory also posted a follow-up to the dot.life blog including an extended interview with Malcolm Barclay the iPhone developer featured.