Facebook Said to Be Working on Phones With INQ for AT&T — Facebook Inc. is working with mobile-handset manufacturer INQ Mobile Ltd. on two smartphones that may be carried by AT&T Inc., according to three people familiar with the matter. — The devices, which will feature Facebook social …
Discussion: MediaPost, eWeek, Googling Google Blog, Search Engine Watch, IntoMobile, SlashGear, Switched, Fone Arena, TechEye, Android Phone Fans, Yahoo! News, GMSV, ReadWriteWeb, Reuters, Tech Trader Daily, Between the Lines Blog, Techland, Newlaunches.com, AndroidGuys, THINQ.co.uk, Phone Arena, FierceMobileContent, USA Today, I4U News, Product Reviews Net, Digital Daily, Computerworld, Gearlog, Gizmodo, Pocket-lint, Crave, The Register, Internet2Go, Engadget, Electronista, TechCrunch, ZDNet, Telegraph, Inquirer, Guardian, Silicon Alley Insider, Mobile Entertainment, V3.co.uk and Phones Review, Thanks:atul
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Zuck Speaks: Facebook Phone Is Real
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Facebook Teams with INQ, ATandT on Android Phones
Christopher Dawson / Googling Google Blog: A Facebook phone would be Android's ace in the hole
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Rumor: Facebook is working closely with INQ on two AT&T handsets
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Two INQ Mobile Facebook phones tipped for 2011 debut
Amar Toor / Switched: The Facebook Phone Saga: What We Know So Far
Dean Wilson / TechEye: Facebook working on two smartphones with INQ Mobile
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Will a Collaboration with INQ Bring us a Facebook Phone Running Android?
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on what ‘building a phone’ means (or doesn't)
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: The Phone Speculation Train stops: iPhone, Verizon, Facebook
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: The Real Facebook Phone(s)?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Coming Soon: Facebook Phone?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Facebook's phone: Will it actually sell?
Doug Aamoth / Techland: This Facebook Phone Thing is as Straightforward as God
Stephen / Newlaunches.com: Facebook and INQ Mobile may be getting ready to announce 2 Facebook mobile phones
Scott Webster / AndroidGuys: The Case for the ‘Facebook Phone’ Gets Stronger
Michelle Kessler / USA Today: Zuckerberg: No Facebook phone operating system
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Facebook Phone is a Platform says Zuckerberg
Gary Johnson / Product Reviews Net: Facebook Phone Rumors: INQ Mobile and AT&T
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Report: Nonexistent “Facebook Phone” to Be Manufactured by INQ Mobile
Daniel Ionescu / Computerworld: Facebook Phone Rumors Persist But Zuckerberg Denies Device
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Facebook Phone Rumors Continue, Evolve
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Rumor: Two Facebook Phones Coming Next Year?
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: INQ: Facebook phone 2 coming February
Bill Ray / The Register: Facebook phone rears up again
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Android-Based ‘Facebook Phone’ Is By INQ Mobile
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Why Facebook Is (Probably) Turning To Android To Make Mobile Even More Social
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: Facebook ‘working with INQ Mobile to develop phone’
Nick Farrell / Inquirer: Facebook working with Inq rumours will not die
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Facebook: we're not building a mobile phone or mobile OS
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment: Report claims Facebook working on two Android handsets with INQ
David Neal / V3.co.uk: Facebook phone rumours gather pace
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook Phone: All You Need To Know + New Details — Of all the recent technology news, the one that's held most of my interest is the existence of the Facebook phone. Why? Because I'd been aware of a project to build a phone based on Facebook for quite some time, though I hadn't been able to confirm it from multiple sources.
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: A Facebook phone! OMG!!! Oh, wait, it's Kin 2.0
Darnell / 901am: Why A Facebook Phone Is A Bad Idea
Jason Harris / Techcraver.com: Facebook Is Wise To Build a Phone
Ryan Fleming / Digital Trends: Zuckerberg talks possible Facebook phone
Chris Davies / SlashGear: INQ Facebook phone: Spotify bundle & cloud sync?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Want details on that Facebook phone? Here's the lowdown
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: A Hollywood Ending? …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: Facebook to increase its mobile focus
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: Facebook Phone: Mark Zuckerberg speaks!
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: INQ is working with Facebook, but so is everyone else
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Facebook rumored to work with INQ on AT&T bound Phones
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless Readies Tiered Data Pricing — Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said the company's wireless arm expects to introduce its own form of tiered pricing, possibly over the next four to six months. — But Mr. Seidenberg said Verizon Wireless's offering …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Verizon CEO Seidenberg on iPhone, cord cutting, tiered pricing
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Verizon CEO: Get ready for tiered data plans
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Verizon Wireless introducing tiered data pricing in the next 4 to 6 months
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: A Verizon iPhone: Eternal Wait Brings Frustration, Rumors
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Watch Out Data Hogs: Verizon To Join AT&T With Its Own Tiered Data Plans
Marc Flores / IntoMobile: Verizon to Get Tiered Pricing in Four to Six Months Says CEO Ivan Seidenberg
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Verizon to roll out tiered wireless data plans
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Verizon to Launch Tiered Smartphone Data Pricing in 2011
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless: Verizon's Seidenberg: We don't have an iPhone deficit
Sal Cangeloso / Geek.com: Verizon Wireless will have tiered data plans within 6 months
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Verizon CEO hints iPhone not coming soon — NEW YORK - Comments from Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Ivan Seidenberg on Thursday left little room for the possibility of a Verizon version of the iPhone any time soon. — Speaking to investors at a Goldman Sachs conference …
Discussion: MediaPost, InformationWeek, I4U News, AppleInsider, TiPb, Cult of Mac, Computerworld, SlashGear, Fortune, IntoMobile, Macsimum News, Silicon Alley Insider and Digits
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Verizon CEO: No IPhone Deal On The Horizon
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek: Verizon CEO: No iPhone Yet
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Verizon iPhone only maybe available on LTE
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac: Verizon CEO Plays Down Possible iPhone Launch
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Verizon CEO hints no iPhone for 2011
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Verizon CEO: We want iPhone for 4G LTE
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: CEO Ivan Seidenberg pours cold water on all those Verizon iPhone rumors
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Verizon CEO hopes for an iPhone on the company's upcoming 4G network
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Verizon CEO “Hints iPhone Not Coming Soon”... So Verizon iPhone Probably Coming Soon
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: A Verizon iPhone: For Pete's Sake, Tell Us When It's Coming
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Here it comes: ‘Super WiFi’ — Microsoft, Google and other tech companies won a key victory in Washington, D.C., today as the Federal Communications Commission moved to open up vacant spectrum between television channels for unlicensed use by wireless devices — a development expected to lead …
Discussion: PC World, TechCrunch, BetaNews, Engadget, Wi-Fi Networking News, CNET News, Google Public Policy Blog, Computerworld, Open Source Blog, Electronista, Reuters, Obsessable and GigaOM
Tony Bradley / PC World: FCC Approves White Space “Wi-Fi on Steroids”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: “WiFi On Steroids” Is A Go. …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: FCC lays new rules for devices working in the ‘white spaces’ between TV stations
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News: White Space Rules Avoid Pitfalls
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: FCC officially frees TV white space spectrum
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog: FCC vote on white spaces lays promising foundation for “Wi-Fi on steroids”
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source Blog: FCC approves Super WiFi
Jasmin Melvin / Reuters: FCC paves way for new mobile devices
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: FCC opening unused spectrum to unlicensed devices, could be start …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Is Facebook Worth $33 Billion? It's Complicated
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
FCC Votes to Open Vacant TV Airwaves for $4 Billion Wireless Market by U.S
FCC Votes to Open Vacant TV Airwaves for $4 Billion Wireless Market by U.S
Discussion: mocoNews, MacRumors, GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb, PR Newswire and The Pondering Primate
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Feds Approve White Spaces For Rolling Out A Super Wi-Fi Network
Scott P. Shaffer / The Pondering Primate: The F.C.C. Approves “WiFi on Steroids”, or “White Space”
David Heinemeier Hansson / Signal vs. Noise:
Facebook is not worth $33,000,000,000 — Facebook is an amazing success as a social network. Anyone who can get 500 million people to connect, share photos, and click on little cows in Farmville deserves major kudos. — But the bulls**t monopoly-money evaluation merry-go-round has to stop.
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Digg.com redesign alienates users — The Internet can be a fickle creature, but if there is one lesson that seems to consistently ring true it's this: don't alienate your core users. — It's a lesson that digg.com is learning the hard way. Having been a paragon of social bookmarking …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Digg Redesign Tanks: Traffic Down 26%
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Digg's traffic is collapsing at home and abroad
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Mulve - The Nightmare-Scenario Music Downloading Tool — As pressure on file-sharing continues to mount, many people are searching for ‘safer’ methods to acquire music. Today we bring news of an application that seems to be almost too good to be true. With a huge database of songs …
Discussion: Geek.com, gHacks Technology News and Download Squad
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Mulve: super fast music discovery and no P2P in sight
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Mulve is a fast, free, non-P2P way to download music
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Facebook Sells Your Friends — How Facebook plans to leverage its 550 million users into the greatest advertising juggernaut since ... O.K., only since Google. That's still huge — There were two obvious winners at the FIFA World Cup this summer. Spain took home the 13-pound …
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Can Facebook Make Web ‘Perfect’ Ad Medium?
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
More Hotmail updates on the way — We've kept ourselves busy this summer. A few months ago, we released a re-invented Windows Live Hotmail designed around what people said they wanted—a more efficient service to help them manage clutter with features like Sweep and one-click filters …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, LiveSide.net, All about Microsoft Blog, Softpedia News, Neowin.net and Techie Buzz
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Microsoft Brings LinkedIn to Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail
Sunshine / LiveSide.net: More Hotmail updates coming up!
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Marvell's 1.5GHz, Triple Core ARM Processor Can Handle 140 Hours of Music on One Charge — The smartphone guts race just got a bit more interesting—dark horse Marvell has just outed the first ever 1.5GHz ARM tri-core mobile processor. The Armada 628 pairs two high-performance cores with one optimized for low-power.
Discussion: IntoMobile, PR Newswire, TechEye, Boy Genius Report and Electronista
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Marvell announces 1.5 GHz tri-core mobile processor
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hey Cable Guys! Cord Cutting is Real, and It's a Problem, Says Verizon CEO — The party line from cable executives is that the “cord-cutting” phenomenon-consumers swapping cable subscriptions for Internet video-is a myth. Or, at best, greatly exaggerated. Not so, says Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg.
Discussion: Ars Technica, DSLreports, Bloomberg, ZDNet, MacRumors, Light Reading, Technology News, FierceIPTV, Engadget, fierceonlinevideo.com … and Electronista
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Verizon CEO throws wet blanket on iPhone rumors
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg: Verizon to Move to Tiered Prices, Would ‘Love’ IPhone
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Comcast Tees Up TV Everywhere Relaunch
Greg Sandoval / Technology News: Verizon CEO: Cord cutting is real
Jim O'Neill / FierceIPTV: Comcast dismisses cord-cutting threat; says it's relaunching Xfinity... again
Jim O'Neill / fierceonlinevideo.com/news/frontpage: Verizon's Seidenberg sees cord cutting as cable's undoing
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
What Netflix CEO hopes U.S. won't notice — ‘Self-absorbed’ Americans may ignore Canada price disparity … The Hollywood Reporter: You're looking beyond the U.S. border for growth. Where will you expand next after Canada? — Reed Hastings: For now we're focused on Canada.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and The Official Netflix Blog, more at Mediagazer »
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Instapaper Goes From Hobby to Startup — On Tuesday Marco Arment, the chief technology officer at the social networking site Tumblr, announced that he would be leaving the hot startup to tend to a personal project: Instapaper. — I caught up with Mr. Arment on the phone Wednesday to find out what's next from his personal project.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
An American in Paris Says Au Revoir to His Laptop — Lots of people are wondering whether a touch-based tablet computer that doesn't have a physical keyboard or run a traditional operating system can replace their laptops on the road. So I decided to find out.
Steven Sande / TUAW: Walt Mossberg travels to Paris with iPad instead of laptop
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Down, Like Buttons Vanish, Internet Implodes — If you're currently writing us an email to tip us that Facebook is down, you can stop — we've gotten a few hundred of those in the past few minutes. Yes, Facebook appears to be down at the moment. I'm currently getting a DNS failure message …
Discussion: Mashable!, Product Reviews Net, Silicon Alley Insider and The Huffington Post
Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook is down, causing error messages to pop up across sites with “like” buttons.
David / TmoNews:
T-Mobile G2 Pre-Order Is A Go For Tomorrow, Release October 6th! — We'll just make this a super quick post but the T-Mobile G2 with Google will be available for pre-order starting tonight and running through October 4th with a release date on October 6th. I can't say how happy I am …
Discussion: Smartphones …, Engadget, IntoMobile, Fone Arena, Android Phone Fans, Boy Genius Report, AndroidSPIN and I4U News
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog: T-Mobile G2 pre-order may start tomorrow, ship on 6 October
Asad Rafi / Fone Arena: T-Mobile will start taking pre-orders for G2 from tomorrow, releasing on October 6th
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: T-Mobile G2 Pre-Order Starts Tomorrow, Release Date Set for October 6th
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Pre-orders for T-Mobile G2 begin tomorrow, on sale October 6
Alex Smith / AndroidSPIN: T-Mobile G2 Pre-Order Details Surface
Robert Evans / I4U News: T-Mobile G2: Pre Order Tomorrow, Oct. 6 Launch
HP Slate Tablet Rears its Square-Edged Head in Leaked Video — Admittedly, we're more keen on HP's webOS tablet, or even the ditched Android tablet (basically, anything other than Windows 7!), but this leaked Slate video does suggest that maybe it will wind up in the hands of consumers after all.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Engadget, Technologizer, CrunchGear, The Toybox Blog, Guardian, I4U News, Daring Fireball, Gearlog, Silicon Alley Insider, Softpedia News, Liliputing, 901am, The Next Web, iThinkDifferent, Fone Arena, GottaBeMobile, PreCentral.net, Electronista, 9 to 5 Mac and Neowin.net
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: HP Slate prototype gets videoed
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: HP Slate: Is this finally the answer to the iPad?
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Is that a real HP tablet running Windows 7? We sincerely hope not
Robert Evans / I4U News: HP's Slate Outed In Video
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Purported Video of HP Slate Running Windows 7
Cisco Cheng / Gearlog: HP Teasing its Prototype Slate Tablet (Again)
Brad Linder / Liliputing: HP Windows Slate prototype captured on video
Matt Brian / The Next Web: HP Slate Tablet Video Leaks Out
Anum Vighio / iThinkDifferent: Leaked Video Review of HP Slate Windows 7 Tablet
Asad Rafi / Fone Arena: Video: HP Slate prototype in action
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net: HP's Windows 7 Slate caught on video
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: HP's forthcoming Windows 7 tablet video speaks for itself
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iPad, Apple's ‘Mac of the masses,’ predicted to sell 21M in 2011 — One prominent Wall Street analyst has increased is forecast for iPad sales in 2011 to 21 million, citing expansion of the device's availability, as well as rapid adoption in the enterprise sector.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, Fast Company, iClarified, Cult of Mac, msnbc.com, MacDailyNews, I4U News and Tech Trader Daily
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Apple could sell 21M iPads in 2011, helped by sales to Fortune 100 companies
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: The iPad Will Outsell Lady Gaga
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac: Analyst: iPad is ‘Mac for the Masses’
Athima Chansanchai / msnbc.com: Analyst: Android tablets could outsell iPads
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Apple predicted to sell 21 million iPad Tablets in 2011
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Continues The Sprint Beyond Check-Ins With Partner Badges — Foursquare just announced that it is partnering with RunKeeper, an application that helps users track fitness routines, to allow members of the location-based social network to earn badges without actually having to check-in.
Discussion: foursquare, Mashable! and About Foursquare
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Earn Badges on Foursquare, No Checkins Required
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare:
Foursquare experimenting with recommendations engine and “manufactured serendipity” — Each day in my office we face a challenge: where to eat lunch. We've tried building elaborate spreadsheets to track the local eateries and where we've been recently, but in the end we usually end up eating …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, ReadWriteWeb and The Blog Herald
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Foursquare Experimenting With Recommendation Engine
James Johnson / The Blog Herald: Foursquare Will Soon Tell You Where To Eat
Blockbuster Files for Bankruptcy After Online Rivals Gain — Blockbuster Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to quickly adapt its movie- rental model from storefronts to mail-order and online technology pioneered by rivals such as Netflix Inc.
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Rental giant Blockbuster files for bankruptcy, finally caves to Netflix and Redbox
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Cautionary tale: Blockbuster admits defeat
Caroline Humer / Reuters: Blockbuster files for bankruptcy
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Blockbuster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: How Online Video Killed Blockbuster
Jim O'Neill / fierceonlinevideo.com/news/frontpage: That's a wrap: Blockbuster files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Blockbuster Bankruptcy Shoe Finally Drops; Nearly $1 Billion In Debt
Sid Yadav / VentureBeat:
Exclusive interview: The teens who took over Twitter — A teenage prank on Twitter turned into the hack heard round the world Tuesday — and VentureBeat now has the story behind it. Through an exclusive interview with the two New Zealand kids whose code spread around the world in minutes …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
LinkedIn Agrees to Buy Business Reviews Startup — The purchase of ChoiceVendor is the networking site's second acquisition — LinkedIn, the largest networking site for online professionals, bought ChoiceVendor Inc., a website for reviews of business service providers.
Discussion: MediaPost, Business Wire, Between the Lines Blog, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, TechCrunch and Screenwerk
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: LinkedIn To Buy B2B Reviews Startup
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: LinkedIn buys ChoiceVendor, eyes B2B reviews
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: LinkedIn Makes It Second Acquisition: Business Reviews Company ChoiceVendor
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: LinkedIn Buys ChoiceVendor: ‘Yelp for B2B’
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Nokia Ponies Up $10 Million to Encourage Ovi App Development — Nokia just announced a new mobile application development contest that comes with $10 million in “cash, devices and marketing prizes” up for grabs. The “Calling All Innovators” contest, presented by Nokia and AT&T …
Discussion: Computerworld, mocoNews, www.pocketgamer.biz, GigaOM, Boy Genius Report and Electronista
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Nokia, AT&T offer $10 million for mobile phone apps
Robert Andrews / mocoNews: Nokia, AT&T Putting Up $10 Million To Encourage Ovi Developers
Keith Andrew / www.pocketgamer.biz: Nokia teams up with AT&T to launch $10 million Ovi app challenge
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM: 10 Million Reasons the Nokia N8 is Destined for AT&T
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Nokia and AT&T offering $10 million in application development contest
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Show's Title, in Symbols, Defies DVRs — CBS knew that when it ordered a sitcom with a vulgar word in the title, it would get attention. The network also knew there would be some hand-wringing about the coarseness of popular culture. — Here's what the network did not know …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: MySpace taps new content chief — Andy Marcus aims to leverage site's audition platform — MySpace has tapped Andy Marcus to take the reins on its efforts in the entertainment business. — Formerly senior vp business and legal affairs at MySpace, Marcus will move over to senior vp entertainment and video.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
U.S. Kindle Store Now Has Over 700,000 Books — This morning, Amazon released a small update to its Android app, including voice search and a Wikipedia dictionary. Hidden in the release was another interesting stat—the U.S. Kindle Store now has over 700,000 books. This is up from 670,000 books three weeks ago.
Discussion: CNET News, eWeek, Business Wire, IntoMobile, The Next Web, CrunchGear and ResourceShelf
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Amazon spruces up Kindle Android app, but...
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Amazon Kindle for Android App Updated
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Amazon Kindle for Android adds voice search, more
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Amazon Adding 10,000 Books A Week To US Kindle Store
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Kindle for Android Update Adds Voice Search, Wikipedia Dictionary
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to add Visual Basic to its Windows Phone 7 dev-tool list — Until today, Microsoft's advice to developers interested in writing Windows Phone 7 applications was to use C#, Silverlight or XNA. But on September 23, Microsoft officials said they'd be adding another requested tool to the Windows Phone 7 arsenal: Visual Basic.
Discussion: LiveSide.net, ReadWriteWeb, The Microsoft Blog, BetaNews, Ars Technica and eWeek
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft releases preview of Visual Basic for making Windows Phone 7 apps
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Windows Phone 7 now offers Visual Basic developer tools
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Delivers Visual Basic Tools for Windows Phone 7 Development