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Download WhatsApp for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Last week there were some leaked pictures that showed the WhatsApp messenger running on a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device. And we, obviously, assumed that WhatsApp will soon be releasing a dedicated app for the neglected mobile operating system of Microsoft’s. So they did!

The worlds most used instant messaging and sharing application for mobile devices, WhatsApp, is now also available for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in the Windows Phone Marketplace. This is a really good news for all those early adopters of the Microsoft owned mobile operating system, as the app brings all the other OS closer.

WhatsApp Messenger, as we all know, doesn’t charge you for sending messages, photos or videos, but instead uses your data connection or Wi-Fi. That is much better than being charged by your network for every SMS or MMS that you send. You can even Group chat with all your friends who are different platforms such as iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia and Android. That’s one of the best reasons to download and use WhatsApp Messenger on your Windows Smartphone.

The app has the same features on Windows Phone 7 too, you can text any of your friends who’re using WhatsApp, send photos, Group Chat, send videos, contacts etc. Every feature, now with the Metro UI look on your Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device too.

If you’re still using Windows Phone 7, you should be receiving the 7.5 Mango update soon. To download the WhatsApp messenger for your mobile device you’ll either need to use the Zune Software on your desktop or use this link here via your phone.

WhatsApp runs only on devices that can be used to make phone calls or with a SIM slot, so it will not work on devices like iPod Touch, iPad or other tablets. You can follow our tutorial on how to use WhatsApp on iPod Touch and Apple iPad to use the app with all its functionality.

How-to Make Your Android Phone look like WP7

So you’re a big fan of the new Metro UI of Windows Phone 7 and you desperately want it on your Android device. Of course you’d be tempted to try the Metro UI, because it’s exceptionally beautiful and simplistic to use, but you can only enjoy it on a WP7 phone. However, it’s not impossible to get the similar look of WP7 on your loyal Android phone with the help of some launchers and widgets.

If you’ve been trying to make your Android phone look like WP7 then here’s a helpful tutorial to get things to look more tiled. The most outstanding feature that we need to perfect are those tiles for applications, which are used instead of icons. There are many widgets and themes out there that will make it happen, but it’d be even better if you follow the steps below. Before beginning this, you’ll need to root your device and upgrade to a custom ROM. You cannot do all this on a stock ROM. It’s also preferable to have a really good phone.

Root your phone.

Install CyanogenMod 7 Custom ROM.

Now you’ll need to install Widget Locker, the Lockscreen customization utility that adds custom sliders and shortcuts and the CoWon d3 lock theme for Widget Locker.

You’d also require Clockr Evolution, to get the Windows Phone 7 Clock

If you’re running on the stock ADW Launcher or Launcher Pro, then it’s time you switched them with Launcher 7 Pro.

You would require a Font Changer and then download the font WP7 Segoe light.

Download Simi Clock widget for weather and clock on your homescreen.

Lastly, the Mortem Tuam tile pack and wallpaper for Launcher 7 that you can download from here.

After installing everything, it would all depend on how creative you are in putting all of it together and make a beautiful homescreen for your device. It’s easy once you have it all. Check out some screenshots below of it will look once you’re done with this.

All credit goes to idroidd from deviantart who created this with the help of his Samsung Galaxy Captivate.

What do you think of this? Are you going to try this on your Android phone? I’m a huge fan of the Metro UI and I already tried this on my Xperia X1.

Sliding Keyboard for Windows Phone 7, Swype Alternative

If you’re a Windows Phone 7 user, you must be quite disappointed that you’re not able to enjoy any Swyping on your keyboard. By Swyping I mean, the Swype Keyboard that lets you input words by joining the letters in a swiping action, rather than just typing each letter. It’s supposed to faster than normal typing, and Windows Phone 7 hasn’t been getting any Swype love till now. Sliding Keyboard is a Swype alternative for Windows Phone 7 and works pretty much like the latter, but isn’t as awesome as it.

Sliding Keyboard

Sliding Keyboard has the looks of the stock Windows Phone 7 keyboard, but adds to it the functionality to connect words in a swiping or sliding gesture. This is a proven method for faster text input, hence I’m sure all those WP7 users out there would want to try it out. Recently Swype V3 was released that came with better word recognition and dictionary, which made it even better and faster than before. Do not expect the same from Sliding Keyboard, because it’s just the beginning to a whole new world of sliding through WP7 keyboard.

With Sliding Keyboard installed, you can also use e-mail addresses and texts to start an e-mail or even search Bing directly via your keyboard. If you just changed your religion from Android to Windows Phone 7, then this is certainly going to help you overcome your loss.

The Sliding Keyboard for Windows Phone 7 is not a free app and will cost you $1.29. There is however a free trial that you can download to see for yourself it’s worth the $1.29 price tag. Sharpen your sliding skills and get ready to slide some words across your Windows Phone 7 keyboard.

Download Sliding Keyboard for Windows Phone 7. You’ll also need Zune software to download and install it.

Are you or have you ever used Swype Keyboard? If so, did you find it better and faster than the conventional keyboard and would you give this a try?(WP7 users)

Top 3 Options for Windows Phone 7 Phones in India

Windows Phone 7 is in the latest news right now. Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft’s latest smart phone platform. WP7 moved to the new step when they partnered with Nokia to produce more high quality WP7 phones. WP7 already has an advantage by Microsoft being the creator as the high quality programs are being added to WP7 without any effort by the consumer. WP7 is impressive and is miles ahead of the earlier Windows Mobile platform. Coming to the topic, India, as of now might not have a handful of WP7 phones but it surely has some awesome ones. I will share them in this post. So, lets begin.

1. Dell Venue Pro

Dell has not been in the smart phone business for a much longer time but they have given a chance to the customers for using a WP7 device. Dell Venue Pro is a large and a heavy mobile. It has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a display of 4.1 inches. It runs on Windows Phone 7. It has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It has a 5 megapixels camera with geo-tagging. It has a RAM of 512 MB and an inbuilt storage of 8GB. It weighs 192.8 grams which definitely makes it a little over weight. GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB2.0 are available. It has got a microSD card slot. It has got a 1400 mAh Li-on battery.

The price of Dell Venue Pro is around Rs. 28,500 which might be comfortable for a lot of people.

2. HTC HD7

HTC has launched 2 WP7 phones in India. HTC HD7 in one of them and the other one would be displayed afterwards. HTC HD7 has got a good build quality and a capable hardware. This phone weighs 162 grams. It has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a display of 4.3 inches. It runs on Windows Phone 7. It has an LCD capacitive touchscreen. It has a 5 megapixels camera with auto focus, dual LED flash and dual tagging. It has a Ram of 512 MB and internal storage of 16GB. GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB2.0 are available. One minus point would be that it doesn’t has a card slot. It has a Li-on 1230 mAh battery.

The price of HTC HD7 is around Rs. 27,000 which definitely gives it an edge over the phone above.

3. HTC Mozart 7

 

Another phone from HTC. This phone has got a great build quality. This phone weighs 130g which definitely makes it better from the above 2 in terms of weight. It has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a display of 3.7 inches. It runs on Windows Phone 7. It has an S-LCD capacitive touchscreen. It has a 8 megapixels camera with auto focus, xenon flash, geo-tagging and face detection. It has a Ram of 512 MB and internal storage of 8GB. GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB2.0 are available. The minus point in this phone is that it gives only 8GB of storage and it is not upgradeable as there is no card slot. It uses a Li-on 1300 mAh battery.

The price of HTC Mozart 7 is around Rs. 25,500 which might be less but the above phones are of course better than this one.

So, I have told you the top 3 options for Windows Phone 7 in India. If you are looking to buy one, I would suggest you HTC HD7 as it has nice features and a good price tag.

What do you think of the phones? Which one are you looking forward to buy? Do comment.