Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at abhishek@techie-buzz.com.
IDEA 2011

Windows Phone 7 has won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA). Windows Phone won in the Interactive Product Experiences category of the Design Segments. Windows Phone is also one of the winners in the IDSA Best In Show 2011 winners.

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Overall, 16% of smartphone users in US say they’ve made a purchase as the result of a marketing message they received on their smartphone. Android users are the most likely to report making a purchase after receiving a message on their smartphones (21%), followed by Windows Phone owners (19%), iPhone owners (17%), and Blackberry users [...]

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Glassboard

Glassboard is a free app for sharing privately with different groups of people you know. You create a board – Glassboard term for a group – and invite people to it. These are the only people who will be able to see what’s posted to that board. The board members can share messages, comments, photos, [...]

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Evernote

Evernote is arguably the best note-taking application. One of the reason for this is the availability of Evernote everywhere – on all desktop and mobile platforms as well as browser. Recently, Evernote launched its application for Windows Phone 7, where it competes with the bundled OneNote application from Microsoft.

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MAS Search

Microsoft Academic Search is a project of Microsoft Research that allows you to explore over 27 million publications on multiple academic domains, authors, and more. The team has now brought this very useful service to Windows Phone as well.

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Mango

Last month, Rob Miles and Andy Wigley, two of the most sought-after Microsoft mobile development MVPs in the world, conducted a two-day fast-paced, demo-rich online course live on the Web. The course videos are now available on Channel 9 to view and download.

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HTC Titan - HTC Radar

The next release of Windows Phone – Windows Phone 7.5, popularly called the Mango release – is coming soon to HTC devices.The world’s fifth-biggest maker of smartphones unveiled two new devices at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

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Originally published on Techie Buzz App Internet is a phenomenon that Forrester defines as “specialized local apps running in conjunction with cloud-based services” across smartphones, tablets, and other devices. A few weeks back, I gathered few insights on the same by Ellen Daley, Vice President at Forrester at the NASSCOM EMERGEOUT Conclave 2011.

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Nick Randolph at BuildMobile has authored four comprehensive posts with code snippets about using several authentication models in Windows Phone apps.

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Smartphone Market

The smartphone market has seen explosive growth in recent years, and the growth looks ominous. Recent surveys show that the current feature phone owners are rapidly switching to smartphones, while non-cell phone owners are jumping directly to smartphones with their first cell phone purchase.

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