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Windows® Phone 7 For Dummies® [Kindle Edition]

Bill Hughes
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Book Description

Unleash the full power of your Windows Phone 7!

Windows Phone 7 is the new and improved mobile platform for all Windows smartphones. The new platform has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and this guide walks you through everything that's new, from the look and feel to the underlying code to the revamped home screen and user interface experience. Placing special focus on the features and functionality that is shared across all Windows Phone 7 series models, this fun and friendly book covers a wide range of how-to topics on everything from making simple calls to using your handheld device as a mobile computer.

  • Explores the exciting new Windows Phone 7 and the completely revamped platform that will revolutionize the way you experience mobile phone use
  • Shows you how to personalize your interface and exchange and sync information with your Windows PC
  • Covers how to download, install, and use Mobile Office applications
  • Demonstrates creating, downloading, exchanging, and sharing digital media, such as photos, videos, sound, and music files with other mobile device and PC users

Windows Phone 7 For Dummies takes your Windows Phone 7 experience to a whole new level!


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You have the smartest smartphone around — now learn how to make the most of it!

It's revolutionary, it does all sorts of new tricks, and it's friendlier with your PC than any other smartphone. You want to get all the functionality from your Windows Phone 7 that you paid for, so grab this book and learn how to use every feature! From the basics to playing games, music, video, and going online, here's what you need to know.

  • Meet Windows Phone — learn your way around the phone and find out what applications are included

  • The gang's all here — coordinate all your social networking contacts and facilitate communication with the People hub

  • Let's hear it — use your phone's Zune HD capabilities to get the most from music and video

  • X-citing gaming — play your favorite Xbox games, including multiplayer ones, and explore what's available on Xbox LIVE

  • Get down to business — take the Internet wherever you go and use Office Mobile apps including OneNote, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Open the book and find:

  • Why your Windows Live ID is essential

  • Cool things only your Windows Phone can do

  • How hubs help you

  • Tips on buying apps at the Marketplace

  • Multiplayer games for your phone

  • Hints for using the Windows Live photo gallery

  • Types of games available through Xbox LIVE

  • What you can do if your company uses SharePoint

About the Author

Bill Hughes is a marketing strategy executive whose 20-plus years of experience span sales, strategic marketing, and business development. He has worked for major corporations, including Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Motorola, and has aided Microsoft in marketing to mobile application developers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 12022 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470880112
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 4, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BDOZGM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,334 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Windows Phone 7 for DuMMIES (smart) January 22, 2012
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Must book before/after you buy Windows Phones. For a penny. Of course I paid $3.99 shipping & handling. No body pickup pennies on the sidewalks nowadays. Heavy duty paper created natural looks excellent pictures (screen captures from Windows Pnone) and graphics. I myself hate the fonts, style, approach of the DuMMIES series books but this book is worth original $24.99 US. One thought: those cartoons by Rich Tennant... The author did one deed. One cartoon I still remember, old wife is at desktop keyboard, ugly potbelly bare chested boxer briefed big-footed husband lifting an iron at his iron-board to PRESS keys in a key-ring. Says "Press a Key?". (sort of similar effect)
One more nice thing about this book, it is "IN FULL COLOR". This is the only the DuM series book in Full color, bright shiny heavy duty paper.
Thanks author Bill Hughes, Wiley Publishing, Inc. et al. And Amazon.com who gave me this opportunity to buy the best deal in the West.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and helpful December 18, 2012
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I'm almost seventy-five, and learning new skills to keep up-to-date is necessary. While I chafe at the appelation "dummies", it certainly is accurate in my case, and the book has helped eliminate the mystery of the Windows Phone.
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