08/19/2011, Those living in Japan will be lucky enough to get their hands on the first Windows Phone 7 devices that come loaded with Mango, which will be the Fujitsu IS12T. At that time it was unknown as to when exactly Japanese customers would be able to get their hands on the Windows Phone 7 device, but thanks to a photo snagged by Tezawaly of Nanapho.jp, we now have a date, […]
08/16/2011, You know that Microsoft’s foray into the video game console market all those years ago with the original Xbox certainly brought about a renewal, taking over the old vanguard of Sega. Well, time has passed and Microsoft has yet to crack into the Japanese market with their Xbox 360, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t successful in its own home ground – the US. Microsoft wants to take their […]
08/16/2011, Wow, it looks like Windows Phone users won’t have to fork out money to use premium versions of music-recognition apps like Shazam in the future. The Mango update to Windows Phone 7 eschews the need for such apps, since the new Bing has a feature called audio search that does the same thing.
08/14/2011, It looks like the talk on everybody’s lips this weekend seems to be about Windows Phone 7, and for a good reason. Apparently, the final working build of the operating system update – Mango has been leaked into the wild and made available to the public. Discovered by the folks over at XDA-developers, the build of Mango is known as build 7720 and requires the post-NoDo update (7392) in […]
08/12/2011, Early yesterday morning, we talked about the possibility of the Windows Phone 7 Mango update arriving as early as September 1st – that would mean it is just slightly more than a couple of weeks away. Well, this rumor has been debunked, where Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore recently tweeted that the September 1st launch rumor will remain just that – a rumor. Of course, this is not to say that all […]
08/12/2011, The HTC Mazaa does not look as though it will ever hit the mass market for reasons that HTC only knows, but it seems as though this is a souped up version of the HTC Trophy. Interestingly enough, this smartphone was the giveaway prize in at least two of Microsoft developer contests, but at least it is a benchmark of what is to come with the next generation of Windows […]
08/11/2011, Update: This is just a rumor as it has been debunked by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore in a tweet. Read more about it here. Could Microsoft actually make Windows Phone 7 Mango available this coming September 1st? Perhaps, as there is a new rumor making its rounds on the Internet that Microsoft has picked September 1st as the release date for Windows Phone 7 Mango. According to Pocket-lint, they say that […]
08/11/2011, The HTC Mazaa was originally leaked earlier this year, and it looks like it has resurfaced again, this time as a Windows Phone 7.5 device that’s on Sprint’s network. The phone was given away by Microsoft as part of the recent WPAppItUp competition for app developers. Seeing how it’s been given away to developers, it looks like it won’t be sold commercially but that’s not a problem since it’s not […]
08/10/2011, It seems that phones in the past had more customizability than they do today. I remember being able to get customized logos which replaced the operator name on my Nokia 3310 and I also remember being able to customize my own ringtones on the phone itself, and set custom ringtones for different people. If you’ve used Windows Mobile devices in the past, it looks like the Mango update for Windows […]
07/28/2011, When it comes to smartphones these days, you have users who believe in a true and full touch screen experience, unwilling to add weight or thickness to their device with a keyboard. On the other end of the spectrum you have users who believe in having a physical keyboard along with the touch screen experience and who will only consider smartphones with a keyboard.
07/26/2011, Mango should be making its way to our Windows Phone 7 handsets very, very soon. According to the official Microsoft blog, the company has just signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build of the operating system – that means the operating system is now in the hands on of handset makers and carriers to create new Mango handsets with. Now we’ll just have to wait for OEMs to […]
07/22/2011, Some folks had pretty high expectations for the upcoming Windows Phone Mango update that is said to arrive later this fall, with whispers of in-app purchases being enabled making their rounds on the Internet. Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided to shoot down such rumors with an official announcement, claiming that the feature will NOT arrive on Mango – despite saying it is a priority, but we guess the priority is not […]
07/18/2011, As we all know, ZTE will be one of the manufacturers that Microsoft had listed for their Windows Phone 7 devices. In fact, one such device was shown during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 last week, and it is the device pictured to the right. However it looks like Dr. Luo Zhong Sheng, General Manager of Mobile Communications at ZTE, posted on his Weibo account (China’s version of Twitter) a […]
07/12/2011, Remember our story earlier this month concerning a new Samsung Galaxy S II variant that ran on Windows Phone Mango as we were busy cleaning up after the Independence Day BBQ at our backyards? Well, it seems that all systems are go where this smartphone variant is concerned, where it was present at the Microsoft WPC 2011 conference, accompanied by other new Windows Phone handsets. Apart from that, we also […]