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Steve Ballmer Takes On Everyone (Microsoft Included)

Steve Ballmer took his turn in the hot seat today at D8, and anybody hoping for a few candid spitballs from Microsoft’s quotable CEO wasn’t disappointed. Ballmer had plenty to say about everyone’s faults – starting with his own company’s:

The War For The Future Of Mobile Phones: It's All About The OS

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve looked smartphones a few times but haven’t really spent much time looking at the different mobile operating systems. Here’s a quick tour of the main players…

iPhone OS, Android And Windows Mobile In Perfect Harmony

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See, a guitar made up of phones isn’t just about the music. It’s about bringing people together. And by “people” I mean mobile operating systems. Presenting two Android and WinMo devices and an iPod touch, united to play Cracklin Rosie.

HTC HD Mini Review: A Really Lousy iPhone Nano

The HTC HD Mini is to the HD2 what the iPhone Nano would be to the original iPhone. It’s well-built and charmingly small, but its OS is too dated to ever enjoy very much.

The Rotting Corpse Of Windows Mobile: Goodbye Mobile Firefox

Mozilla’s officially abandoning development of Firefox Mobile for Windows Mobile in the wake of the shiny – er, matte – future of Windows Phone 7. Which they’re not latching onto, either, because there’s no native SDK.

Windows Phone 7 SDK Available Now, Free

You can download the Windows Phone 7 SDK right now from this link. Make us some good stuff, programmers. [Windows Phone Developer]

Netflix App Streams Gorgeously On Windows Phone 7

Here’s the first demo of Netflix running on Windows Phone 7. Keep in mind, it’s technically a prototype, but equipped with show subscriptions and 3G streaming, Netflix is super hot on the platform. We want this. Now:

Windows Phone 7 Apps: First Video

So this is how apps are going to look on Windows Phone 7: visually captivating, great animations, 3D transformations. It’s a very distinctive look and feel from iPhone apps, and may be just what Microsoft needs to establish themselves.

Windows Phone Marketplace Partners: Pandora, Foursquare, EA Mobile, AP and More

It’s not clear yet when Microsoft’s newly announced Windows Phone Marketplace is going to launch, but when it does they’ll have a bevy of partners already on board, ranging from the AP to Foursquare to Pandora. And they look good!

Windows Phone 7 Apps: Everything You Need To Know

Windows Phone 7 Series: It’s a thing! And it looks pretty great, so far. Last month’s announcement, though, left a lot of questions. Questions which will be answered here, in Gizmodo’s live coverage of Microsoft MIX 2010 keynote. Constantly updating.

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