4th & Mayor Foursquare App for Windows Phone Gets Major Update

The wait is finally over!  Jeff Wilcox, the Microsoft employee who has developed the Foursquare app 4th & Mayor for Windows Phone has released version 3.0 of the popular app.  The new version supports all the fun things Mango brings to Windows Phone including Live Tiles and the ability to pin friends, yourself and even a quick check-in tile to your Start screen.

4th & Mayor requires that you have a Foursquare account, which is free.  The app itself is also free.

A full review of 4th & Mayor will be coming later this week.

HTC Titan Windows Phone Now Available at AT&T

AT&T is now officially offering the new HTC Titan on their website.  This has been a much anticipated offering from both HTC and AT&T as one of the top “2nd Generation” Windows Phones available on the market.  The Titan sports a massive 4.7″ display, 1.5GHz processor, 8MP Rear Camera and 1.3MP Front Camera, 16GB of storage (just over 12GB is user accessible) and is only 10mm thick.  It is impressive!

The Titan is $199.99 with a 2 year contract and requires a minimum data plan as well from AT&T.  If you want to buy the phone without a contract you can do so for $549.99.

Click the AT&T logo below to go to the AT&T Wireless Site to check out the Titan and other Windows Phone powered devices they offer.



AT&T Announces Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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So this is interesting…. AT&T has announced some of the deals they are going to have coming up next Friday, Black Friday, through Cyber Monday.  Some of these deals are going to be HUGE.

Friday November 25th
(Black Friday)
Touchscreen devices starting at $.01* Samsung Galaxy Tab (Refurbished) deal.
Saturday November 26th Pick Your OS Sale – Devices start at $.01*
Sunday November 27th $.01* Online Exclusive Devices Sale
Monday November 28th
(Cyber Monday)
$.01* Device Sales Rotating every 3 Hours


If you are going to be looking for a new Windows Phone for yourself or a family member, Friday & Saturday next week are going to be the days to watch.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from AT&T!

Pocketnow.com Reviews The Samsung Focus S

The Pocketnow.com team is the latest to weigh in with a review of the Samsung Focus S.  The extensive review covers all aspects of the latest Windows Phone offering from Samsung and includes a huge number of device shots, a couple of videos and some good photo comparison shots from the Focus S and other Windows Phones.

The 4.3-inch screen is absolutely gorgeous, the speed increase is extremely welcome in the processor intensive games, and the camera works very nicely. The excellent battery life is sure to make your Android and iPhone friends jealous as well.

Check out the full review over at Pocketnow.com

How To Take Screenshots on Windows Phone 7.5

Over the course of the past couple of days I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my reviews here the site and from Tweets I’ve posted regarding screenshots.  Usually they are along the lines of, “How did you take your screenshots?”

Natively, Windows Phone does not have a way to take screenshots.  It is a huge (underline, underline, bold, bold) problem, especially for those of us who blog.  After all, I’d like to provide you screenshots, not device shots of a particular screen.  They look better!  Fortunately there is an easy way to do this and I’ll show you in this How To.

Here is what you will need:

  • A Windows PC running Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit is fine)
  • The Windows Phone 7.1 SDK (Free)
  • .NET Framework 4.0
  • A Windows Live ID
  • $9 to get an unlock token from ChevronWP7
  • Screen Capture v3 from XDA Developers

Samsung Focus 1.4 Finally Getting Windows Phone Mango Update

It has taken weeks after everyone else but the Samsung Focus version 1.4 finally has started receiving the Mango update.  The v1.4 Focus has always been a little behind everything else when it came to updates because Samsung made minor changes to a certificate in the device (this according to Paul Thurrott on the latest Windows Weekly Podcast).

Users are now reporting that their 1.4 Focus’ are being prompted with available updates so if you have one, check your device or connect it to your PC and check for updates in Zune.  If you are unsure which version of the Focus you have, pop out the battery and look on the sticker in the battery compartment.  There you will see a “Revision” number.

Here is the link to the Windows Phone Blog announcing the update

Microsoft Releases Information on Build 7740 for Windows Phone

It took a day after the release to find out about it but Microsoft has posted information on the Windows Phone Update Page about the 7740 build that was released yesterday.  The build was found to be available for HTC and Samsung devices but not all of them.  Based on Microsoft’s posting, it looks like it was aimed at mostly European models.

Update 7.10.7740.16

Email threads. Fixes an email issue related to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. With this fix, when you reply to or forward a message, the original message is now included in your response.

Voicemail. Fixes a voicemail notification display issue.

This update is available only in certain markets.


While it is a day later than expected, Microsoft has one again proven they do provide information on what the particular builds released are fixing or adding to the Windows Phone platform.

Mobility Minded Gets Hands-On Time With The Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash

There have been a lot of reviews and posts around the two new Samsung Windows Phones over the course of the last couple of weeks but a good comparison video with both devices in hands is over at Mobility Minded.  My good friend Johan covers both the Focus S and Focus Flash in the 4 minute video both from a technical perspective as well as a look and feel perspective.  It’s well worth 4 minutes of your time, especially if you are considering either one of these devices.

Check it out at Mobility Minded