Published on January 23rd, 2012 | by Sam Sabri1
Windows Phone Nightly January 23
Hello all. Hope your weekend was good, it was rainy here in Southern California. Now back to why you’re here, Windows Phone news and cool articles that you might have missed. As we develop this “Nightly” post series I’ve decided to only do it on weekdays and to start including news that might not have necessarily come out in the past 24 hours. At the same time we’ll use our best judgement so as not to just give old news.
Now for the cool news and links from around the web today for Windows Phone:
Tweet of the Day: Carbon has been having a bit of trouble getting Marketplace certification as reported in the last Nightly and on their blog. They also seemed to have been denied access for a 4th time with the developer giving up hope on the Windows Phone platform. However, Brandon Watson reached out to the developers via Twitter to try and resolve the issue. Here was the tweet of the day giving us hope to see Carbon in the Marketplace sooner rather than later.
-June availability for the Lumia 900: The Nokia Lumia 900 was just announced at CES two weeks ago as an exclusive hero device for AT&T here in the United States. However, after the initial announcement early rumors began to suggest it would become available on other carriers overseas and here in the United States with slightly varied hardware for the other big three telecoms. Now Carphone Warehouse suggests it might be expected around June 2012 over in the UK, which could also hint at where it might be for other countries. Check it out here. Story via WPCentral.
-New Post in 31 Days of Metro Design: Arturo Toledo has posted the latest update to his 31 part series about Windows Phone and the Metro Design Language. If you have any interest in design, Windows Phone, UX or UI you need to follow him on twitter and read his blog. The latest entry explores the Hub and Spoke navigation model and is incredibly useful in helping developers create ‘flow’ in their apps that make them great to enjoy. Read the entry in its entirety here.
-Nokia gaining big share of 2nd Gen: WMPoweruser reports that Nokia has amassed a huge share of second-generation Windows Phone handsets, 45% to be exact. The data comes from Elbert Perez, the developer behind many successful titles totaling more than 1 million downloads. That being said, I’m not going to quote it as fact since you need to assume that everyone second generation device needs to have downloaded a game from him, but it is still interesting that Nokia has a large share only after recently entering. Read and review the facts for yourself over here.
Thanks for reading today’s interesting stories. If you have any suggestions be sure to send them our via Twitter or our contact section. Also be on the lookout for our review of the HTC Radar 4G. After putting the phone through daily use the past month it is time to write about the experience (hint: awesome), I just need to get a good camcorder to film the video portion and we’re golden. Till