Taking screenshots hasn’t been easy on Windows Phone so far but thanks to a utility called ‘Screen Capturer’ by Jerry Jiang, you can now take screen caps without having to tether your device. The utility requires your device to developer unlocked and has been recently updated to version 3 bringing forth the following changes :
Full English version
Redesigned UI with Metro interface
Use camera button to take screen caps (!)
Prevent Capture Task auto run: Capture Task uses BackgroundAgent to run and wait for Camera button event, BackgroundAgent may auto run in some case, enable this option to stop auto capture.
The Capture Task duration: How long will the Capture Task run before it stop to accept Camera button event.
The app will help you take screenshots pretty much everywhere except games and video. You can grab v3 of the app from XDA.
What makes or breaks a platform? Pricing. Last year, every Windows Phone device sold in America was sold at $199.99 for a new two year contract. As recently stated, Microsoft is changing their selling strategy for Microsoft Windows Phone by offering different (and cheaper pricepoints). What this means is that each OEM offers a lower priced (less specs) model and a premium model. The HTC Radar, being offered on T-Mobile United States will sell for a cool $99 on contract. For a pretty decent device with an FFC and 5 MP camera on back running Mango, it’s not that bad all things considered. Will you purchase one?
Nokia world is only a couple of days away and in my opinion will be a defining moment in the history of Windows phone OS. This will make or break both Nokia and Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. Along with the reveal of new lineup of Windows Phone devices, Nokia along with Microsoft is aiming to focus heavily on gaining momentum with developers. Nokia basically isolated Meego because of nearly non existent developer community so they cannot afford to do the same mistake again, considering they will have their exclusive marketplace store in Windows Phone. As a developer myself, it’s good to see we are getting so much attention (much deserved, don’t you think?). From building an application from scratch to monetizing and publishing – every single aspect will be covered to provide developers, we’ll hopefully see loads of Symbian / QT devs out there, to have a fresh look at the platform from the developer’s perspective. Here’s a preview video from Nokia giving you a sneak peak at what’s coming up at Nokia World for developers:
October 26th, London – Nokia World. Don’t forget to tune in here to read all the latest announcements.
Sometimes there is news that even we miss, but we understand the importance of that news because it keeps everyone informed about the events of the week. Or, it makes a dinner party even more interesting as you gab about Windows Phone related news. Regardless, the news will definitely be helpful in either event. Without further ado, here it is:
Official News of October 16-23
AT&T Next Gen Windows Phones Strike a Pose via [wmpu]
Mango is now 100% Go for Every Single Device via [wpcentral]