Windows Phone 7 archive

  • Nokia WP7 handset launch countries revealed
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    Nokia WP7 handset launch countries revealed

    By 17 June 2011

    It's all terribly exciting, as Nokia has announced which European countries will be the first to get its new Windows Phone 7-flavoured handsets. It's been reported from the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference, in which Victor Saeijs, vice president, Nokia...

  • Microsoft: Portable games consoles not viable
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    Microsoft: Portable games consoles not viable

    By 13 June 2011

    Microsoft has said once again that it will not be perusing a dedicated handheld device in the same way Nintendo and Sony are. “In a term of a dedicated handheld there are questions of the viability of that business model,” Dennis Durkin, Microsoft’s...

  • Samsung could be making a bid for Nokia
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    Samsung could be making a bid for Nokia

    By 8 June 2011

    It looks like Nokia's Windows Phone prayers might have been answered. Reports suggesting that Samsung may purchase the company would place the Finnish manufacturer at the number one spot on WP7 sales. Pocket-lint got in contact with Nokia and Samsung...

  • 7 days living with...Windows Phone 7
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    7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

    By 6 June 2011

    There's been a lot of talk about WP7 over recent weeks about its impact, or failure to impact, on the mobile market; reports of sluggish sales and problems with its first major update not having helped the fledgling operating system. So as part of our...

  • Nokia boss: Why we chose Windows Phone 7
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    Nokia boss: Why we chose Windows Phone 7

    By 2 June 2011

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took to the Qualcomm Uplinq stage in San Diego on Thursday to deliver a keynote address where, as is becoming common for the under pressure boss, he pulled no punches. The straight talking former Microsoft man described exactly...

  • Nokia shares plummet despite WP7 themed future
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    Nokia shares plummet despite WP7 themed future

    By 1 June 2011

    If you thought that Nokia's downward spiral would be halted following the Microsoft partnership announcement in February then think again - the Finnish company's share price has dropped significantly following its issuing of a profit warning to shareholders....

  • Acer W4 Windows Phone 7 Mango handset spotted at Computex
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    Acer W4 Windows Phone 7 Mango handset spotted at Computex

    By 31 May 2011

    The fact that Acer is one of the partners in Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 plans is no secret, it was confirmed around a week ago. However, it seems as if the companies have been working together, behind-the-scenes, for a lot longer. In addition, while...

  • 12-megapixel HTC Windows Phone 7 caught on camera
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    12-megapixel HTC Windows Phone 7 caught on camera

    By 30 May 2011

    Those desperate for a camera phone worthy of replacing their Nokia N8 may just have had their prayers answered by HTC rather than Nokia after leaked shots showing a 12 megapixel HTC handset sporting WP7 have been spotted in Russia. Well known Russian...

  • Nokia: New Windows Phone 7 devices every two months
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    Nokia: New Windows Phone 7 devices every two months

    By 27 May 2011

    Nokia is well aboard the good ship Windows Phone 7 now, and with the new Mango features officially confirmed for all to hear is keen to stress its dedication to the platform. And what dedication it is, Roy Castle would have been proud. For you see Nokia...

  • HTC CEO confirms continued support of Windows Phone 7
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    HTC CEO confirms continued support of Windows Phone 7

    By 26 May 2011

    HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou has reaffirmed his company’s support of WP7, announcing plans to bring out handsets powered by the new OS update, nicknamed Mango.  “We have some Windows Mango phones,” Chou told Reuters. And added, “We are very...

  • ZTE, Fujitsu, and Acer join the Windows Phone 7 party
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    ZTE, Fujitsu, and Acer join the Windows Phone 7 party

    By 24 May 2011

    Microsoft has announced that ZTE, Fujitsu, and Acer will be joining the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 party later in the year.  The companies will be joining HTC, LG, and Samsung who’ve already got handsets on the market, and of course Nokia who announced...

  • Microsoft: Tethering should have been in Windows Phone 7 Mango
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    Microsoft: Tethering should have been in Windows Phone 7 Mango

    By 24 May 2011

    Achim Berg, the corporate vice president of Windows Phone marketing has told Pocket-lint in an informal chat that he has regretted not getting the Windows Phone 7 team to include tethering in the new Mango update detailed on Tuesday.  The revelation...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango: What's new, and why you'll want it
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango: What's new, and why you'll want it

    By 24 May 2011

    Since the launch of the Windows Phone 7 in October 2010, Microsoft has been promising a stack of new features to make its mobile phone operating system even better. So, six months on, and Microsoft has revealed the next batch of features (some 500 in...

  • Windows Phone 7.5 to add 500 new features
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    Windows Phone 7.5 to add 500 new features

    By 23 May 2011

    The most famous bald bonce in tech, that belonging to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, took to the stage in Japan at Microsoft's Developer Forum (accompanied by the rest of his body, of course) over the weekend - where he stated that the Windows Phone 7 Mango...

  • Nokia invites you to help craft future mobile phones and devices
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    Nokia invites you to help craft future mobile phones and devices

    By 19 May 2011

    Nokia has launched an initiative for inventors, experienced or otherwise, to submit ideas and inventions for consideration as new products. Invent with Nokia is a scheme designed to garner external expertise and help in crafting the company's future phones...

  • Microsoft buying Nokia, says rumour. No it's not, says Nokia
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    Microsoft buying Nokia, says rumour. No it's not, says Nokia

    By 16 May 2011

    Nokia and Microsoft may be sitting in a tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G., but rumours of an imminent acquisition posted by infamous Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin have been rapidly debunked. Murtazin claims that Nokia is to start negotiations with Microsoft next...

  • Windows Phone 7 mango update Bings in new features
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    Windows Phone 7 mango update Bings in new features

    By 9 May 2011

    Wanna know what's coming up in the Windows Phone 7 (or should that be 7.5?) update, but can't be bothered to waste 58 minutes of your life listening to a load of WP7 developers discussing it? Then fear not, because we (or rather our pals at WPCentral)...

  • No Windows Phone 7 update for naughty updaters
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    No Windows Phone 7 update for naughty updaters

    By 5 May 2011

    Despite calling the group who developed an update tool so Windows Phone 7 users wouldn't have to wait around for Microsoft before getting the original OS update "a clever bunch", Microsoft has confirmed that early updaters, who strayed from the official...

  • Windows Phone 7: Only 674,000 sold?
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    Windows Phone 7: Only 674,000 sold?

    By 3 May 2011

    Does the name Eldar Murtazin ring any bells? Well, it should as Murtazin is the chap who got hands on with the Nokia N8 ages before it hit the shops, foretold that the Motorola Xoom would be the launchpad for Honeycomb and also revealed details of the...

  • O2 HTC Mozart breaks Orange exclusive
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    O2 HTC Mozart breaks Orange exclusive

    By 28 April 2011

    O2 has added a second Windows Phone 7 smartphone to its line-up before the Bank Holiday weekend.   However, before you get excited that it’s a new handset completely, it’s actually just the HTC Mozart first launched as an Orange exclusive in October...

  • Nokia cuts 7,000 jobs as it offloads Symbian
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    Nokia cuts 7,000 jobs as it offloads Symbian

    By 27 April 2011

    Nokia has announced that it is slashing 4,000 people from its payroll, and offloading a further 3,000 in the latest move in the Finnish company's massive overhaul. The total includes 700 UK employees, although the bulk of the redundancies will be in Nokia's...

  • Mango update confirmed as Windows Phone 7.5
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    Mango update confirmed as Windows Phone 7.5

    By 25 April 2011

    Confirmation that Microsoft's next major Windows Phone 7 update, dubbed Mango, will bump the OS up to version 7.5 has surfaced courtesy of a Mango preview platform. It had been rumoured that the update would see the birth of Windows Phone 7.5, but this...

  • Rumoured HTC 16-megapixel Windows Phone 7 smartphone wants to replace your camera
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    Rumoured HTC 16-megapixel Windows Phone 7 smartphone wants to replace your camera

    By 18 April 2011

    Rumours of new Windows Phone 7 smartphones have been a bit quiet of late, presumably because most manufacturers are still waiting for Microsoft to get moving with it’s Mango update. Still, that’s all come crashing to an end as rumours of a new HTC Windows...

  • Microsoft: More camera apps coming to Windows Phone 7
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    Microsoft: More camera apps coming to Windows Phone 7

    By 14 April 2011

    Microsoft has added more tools for developers to get creative with the camera on a Windows Phone 7 smartphone at its MIX 11 event in Las Vegas this week. Although the new developer tools, which come out in May, offer plenty more features besides, the...

  • Angry Birds coming to Windows Phone 7 25 May
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    Angry Birds coming to Windows Phone 7 25 May

    By 14 April 2011

    Just as we told you it would, Microsoft has officially confirmed that Angry Birds, the popular game by Rovio will be coming to Windows Phone 7. Those who’ve waited for this moment before switching their phone and their operating system can get the...