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Getting ready for Windows Phone 7

I’m SO ready to get this device! I actually don’t care which I get, as long as I get it ASAP. I’ve actually ordered two different devices, at two different shops, just to be safe. Which I’ve ordered? HTC 7 Trophy and Samsung Omnia 7. The last one is the one I want the most, but from what I’ve heard, this will not be released for a while in Norway. But what’s the difference between the devices? Well, not much to be honest. The reason I want the Samsung is because of the screen. According to people that’s tested “all” devices, Samsung has the best screen with it’s AMOLED technology. Other than that, they’re more or less identical. Some are 10 grams heavier, some are 8MP camera, instead of 5MP, but since Microsoft has set some minimum requirements, there’s not much difference.

What should you do before you buy your new phone? Paul Thurrott, the guy behind the “Windows Phone Secrets” book, has written a pretty good article about this topic. To sum up;

  • Configure your Windows Live ID by navigating to On this site you can connect your Live ID to Facebook, LinkedIn, your blog+++.
  • If you’ve got one account for Xbox LIVE, one for MSN, one for Hotmail etc, you might want to gather this into one account.
  • Install Zune and gather all your media-stuff.

One more thing. Xbox LIVE and Zune Marketplace will not be available in Norway when the phone gets released, but no worries. From what I’ve heard, this WILL be released. Not sure when, but rumours say January.

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