Keith Combs' Blahg

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  • Blog Post: Blown Away by Nokia Lumia

    Snicker.  Better listen to your women boyz.
  • Blog Post: NOKIA Lumia 900 Coming to AT&T in the USA for $99

    The cat is finally out of the bag and official.  The NOKIA Lumia 900 is coming to the USA on Easter Sunday.  Here’s a paragraph from the AT&T blog. “Nokia Lumia 900 won the Best of CES award for smartphones and is more than just a killer phone at a killer pricepoint.  Priced at $99...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 March Update - details emerge

    Someone just update the updated the history area of so you can see some of the details in the coming March Update.  Here are a couple of the items: Marketplace improvements. We've improved the stability of Marketplace while you download apps. We've also improved the experience of downloading...
  • Blog Post: Phone updates: process and timing

    Eric Hautala, General Manager of Windows Phone Customer Experience Engineering posted a blog post today about the Windows Phone 7 update.  Here’s and excerpt: “Who doesn’t love presents? Luckily, my new job at Microsoft is to deliver them to you. My name’s Eric, and I run the team responsible for...
  • Blog Post: Mirage?

    And by the way, the video above is an enthusiast video created for the London Secret Cinema “ Lawrence of Arabia ” event last week. 
  • Blog Post: Have a great idea for Windows Phone? Here’s the stack

    Welcome to the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box ! Please vote for a feature suggestion or submit your own! We've created this site as a tool to help Microsoft understand how customers use Windows Phone and we welcome your feedback. Please note that the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box is moderated...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

    This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 promotion - get a killer phone for $0.01

    See . Looks like the offer is good until 7/1/2011.  Hit the link for full details on the terms and conditions. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: Zune and Zune Pass expand to international markets – hello Windows Phone 7

    REDMOND, Wash. — Sep. 20, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the further international expansion of Zune, its digital entertainment service. This fall, Zune will expand its music and video footprint and bring the free Zune software, Zune Marketplace online store, Zune Pass 1 music subscription service...
  • Blog Post: Viva La Springboard - The Springboard Tour Dates and Cities Announced!!!

    May 2 – Toronto | May 4 – Detroit | May 6 – Chicago | May 9 – Indianapolis | May 11 – Dallas | May 13 - Columbus The Springboard Series Tour is back! This 6 city tour brings the top product teams from Microsoft to you. We understand the questions and issues that IT pros deal with every day. How do I...
  • Blog Post: Updated Translator App for Windows Phone Released

    Presenting the new Translator App for Windows Phone. Powered by the same technology behind Bing Translator, the new Translator app takes advantage of Windows Phone platform's unique features to deliver a great translation experience, enabling you to go to new places with confidence. The app features...
  • Blog Post: We have liftoff - Windows Phone 7 launches

    Today we start the next milestone in the life of Windows Phone 7.  This morning we held a global webcast to announce some of the cool devices coming to Europe this month, and the United States in November.  I certainly haven’t decided what to get but after testing the HTC EVO and it’s 4.3”...
  • Blog Post: 24 Hours With the AT&T NOKIA Lumia 900

    Cool Video.  Order your Lumia 900 now at
  • Blog Post: Music and Dance–the universal language

    Flash Mobbing in India with NOKIA. 
  • Blog Post: KIN phone details and pricing released

    For people who want to keep up and share everything going on in their lives with the people who matter most, Verizon Wireless and Microsoft Corp. made KIN available online on May 6th. Designed specifically for people who are actively navigating their social lives, KIN blends the phone, online services...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Phones now available for pre-order

    Time to get your grape on.  Grin.  See the Nokia and HTC phone now available for pre-order .
  • Blog Post: Nokia Lumia 710 now for sale

    Go get it @
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Update - an Interview with Andrew Brown

    Windows Phone 7 launched in Europe last month and is launching in North America next week.  You’ve seen the commercials.  You’ve seen the demos.  But have you heard much about the update infrastructure we’ve put in place for the devices? Probably not.  It’s isn’t as sexy as the glorious...
  • Blog Post: Nokia Announces the Lumia 928 - Available for $99 on May 16th

    The Nokia Lumia 928 will be available on May 16th at and at your local Verizon Wireless Store for a price of $99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Also, a new 2-year service agreement is required. As a sweet bonus – for a limited time – buyers of the Nokia Lumia 928 will get a $25 credit...
  • Blog Post: Have you checked out ? is a great way to look at all of the applications and games available for your device. Be sure to check it out when you have a few minutes from the big screen on your desk. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: New Windows Phones Hit Store Shelves Today

    NEW YORK — Nov. 7, 2011 — Consumers today can experience new Windows Phone 7.5, formerly code-named “Mango,” with a selection of sleek and stylish smartphones from HTC Corp. and Samsung, starting at just $49.99. Now available at AT&T, the, Samsung Focus ™ S and Samsung Focus Flash are the newest...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 - Release to Manufacturing !!!

    Today is the day that the Windows Phone team has been driving towards, and we’re very excited to say that we’ve reached the biggest milestone for our internal team – the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Phone 7!  While the final integration of Windows Phone 7 with our partners’ hardware...
  • Blog Post: Thief !!!

  • Blog Post: Next major release of Windows Phone, code named "Mango" previewed

    REDMOND, Wash. — May 24, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today previewed the next major release of Windows Phone, code-named “Mango,” through a series of media events around the world. “Mango” will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps...
  • Blog Post: Want to see this on TV? Watch the YouTube version and help make it happen