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.
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Forget Brandon Watson’s official title at Microsoft. He’s the man who’s echoing Steve Ballmer’s “Developers, developers, developers” anthem in the Windows Phone space. His team is responsible to build the platform, one developer at a time.

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TextMixt

I can never have enough of word games! TextMixt is a fun game with five levels of difficulty. All you need to do is find as many 3, 4, 5, and 6 letters words before time runs out. And it’s available for free. There are over 10,000 possible words and you get a time bonus [...]

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I have never been shipped any packages from Sweden. Since the past week though, I’ve been eagerly awaiting a package sent by a very creative, geeky lady and one who loves Windows Phone like me. It arrived in the mail today and it’s a Windows Phone 7 inspired pouch!

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2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft Windows Phone division president Andy Lees took stage on the second day of the Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 in Los Angeles and shared his thoughts on the upcoming Mango release of Windows Phone. The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is Microsoft’s premier event for the partner community to learn about Microsoft’s road map and [...]

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Windows Phone Mango

Tom Warren at WinRumors has posted an in-depth feature review of the upcoming Windows Phone update codenamed Mango.

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Brian Gorbett and Cliff Simpkins meet over a discussion that covers the recent Nokia announcement and new features in store for the Windows Phone 7 platform which Cliff promises will “really blow people away.”

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SilverlightShow

Microsoft announced certification exam 70-599 – Designing and Developing Windows Phone 7 Applications few months back. The exam will be published on July 14, 2011.

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amCharts

Quick Charts is a fast set of charting controls for WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone 7. Quick Charts for Windows Phone is an easy to use and free and open source product. The source code is released under very permissive Ms-PL license.

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Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphones

Although casual gaming on smartphones is very popular, most smartphone-based games are single-player games or turn-based, in which two or more players queue up on a single phone to play games. Switchboard is a cloud service that enables smartphones to link to each other for multiplayer gaming.

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Foursquare

While the upcoming Mango release of Windows Phone brings native support for Facebook Places to Windows Phone 7, Gowalla and Foursquare are trying their might to keep the community hooked to their service.

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