Windows Phone 7 archive

  • Ballmer on Nokia: Really looking forward to bunch of new devices next week
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    Ballmer on Nokia: Really looking forward to bunch of new devices next week

    By 19 October 2011

    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, has said that he is really looking forward to the "bunch of new devices running Windows Phone" about to be announced at Nokia World, suggesting multiple devices from the Finnish company running Windows Phone 7. The comments...

  • Navigon for Windows Phone 7: GPS turn by turn arrives
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    Navigon for Windows Phone 7: GPS turn by turn arrives

    By 11 October 2011

    Although TomTom has yet to make a Windows Phone 7 navigation app, that hasn’t stopped its rival Navigon from launching one. The new Navigon for Windows Phone 7 app is available for all Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) users and takes advantage of new features...

  • HTC Titan review
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    HTC Titan review

    By 11 October 2011

    Whether it's Greek mythology or astrology, the notion of the titan is well established. The name brings with it a sense of size, a sense of power and a sense magnificence. But can the new HTC Titan, a Windows Phone 7 smartphone sporting a whopping 4.7-inch...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango review
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango review

    By 10 October 2011

    Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango update is now here and that means a bevy of new treats and features for you to play with. We've been playing with Mango since the start of June, have gone through a couple of updates and have been living with the final...

  • Dual-core Windows Phone handsets due for launch
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    Dual-core Windows Phone handsets due for launch

    By 10 October 2011

    Microsoft is planning dual-core LTE capable Windows Phone 7 handsets according to WP7 unit boss Andy Lees.  Speaking to Allthingsd.com, Lees explained that Microsoft has got new multi-core Windows Phone 7 handsets in the pipeline, in order to keep up...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Flux review (Windows Phone 7)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Flux review (Windows Phone 7)

    By 7 October 2011

    RSS is dead, isn’t it? Well, not if Flux has anything to do with it. It’s a simple, but advanced Google Reader for Windows Phone 7 that allows you to say up to date with your feeds on the go. With a new friendly Mango update, is this the reader to...

  • German designer Jil Sander launches Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone
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    German designer Jil Sander launches Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone

    By 6 October 2011

    We can't think of technology much more stylish than the live tile interface of Windows Phone. No surprise then that uber minimal German designer Jil Sander has jumped on board the good ship Windows Phone 7.5 and launched a sleek little handset built by...

  • Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone turns your phone into a remote control
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    Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone turns your phone into a remote control

    By 5 October 2011

    Microsoft has announced that it is building a dedicated app for Windows Phone 7 users to control certain elements of the Xbox 360 console. Sneaked out as part of the bigger "New TV services coming to Xbox Live" announcement for the Xbox 360 in the UK...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout hits more phones
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout hits more phones

    By 4 October 2011

    Microsoft has said that over 50 per cent of Windows Phone 7 users now have access to the new version: Windows Phone 7 Mango. "Hello everyone. Six days ago we started rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update around the globe," writes Eric Hautala,...

  • Windows Phone 7 Nokia Maps: screenshots leaked
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    Windows Phone 7 Nokia Maps: screenshots leaked

    By 3 October 2011

    Pictures of Nokia's new Windows Phone 7 Maps app have been leaked online. They show images of a Symbian-style Ovi Maps navigation app, complete with directions, photos and detailed place descriptions.  The app is rumoured to be bundled as an exclusive...

  • Nokia Ace: The third Nokia Windows Phone surfaces
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    Nokia Ace: The third Nokia Windows Phone surfaces

    By 3 October 2011

    We’ve already heard that Nokia might be launching not one but two Windows Phone 7 smartphones at the end of October; however, we're now hearing rumours that Nokia could be planning a third handset as well. Over the weekend spec details leaked out for...

  • Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T: First Windows Phone 7.5 handset pictures and hands-on
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    Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T: First Windows Phone 7.5 handset pictures and hands-on

    By 3 October 2011

    HTC Titan stand down, Samsung Omnia W step aside, there's only one handset that can lay claim to being the first ever Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, device and it's the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T - a smartphone born out of a partnership between the two Japanese...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset turns on 3D voice navigation
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset turns on 3D voice navigation

    By 30 September 2011

    As Nokia prepares to unleash its first iteration of Windows Phone 7 handsets upon the world, reports have come in that the Finnish phone giant is preparing its own voice navigation and 3D maps software for the Mango OS. The reports that come in from WinRumors,...

  • HTC Titan and HTC Radar on sale at Phones4U now
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    HTC Titan and HTC Radar on sale at Phones4U now

    By 30 September 2011

    Phones4U has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be selling the Windows Phone 7 touting HTC Radar and HTC Titan from Saturday 1 October. The HTC Titan will be free on contract from £36 a month while the HTC Radar, also free on contract, will cost...

  • Windows Phone 7 Apollo wish list crowdsourced by Mango users
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    Windows Phone 7 Apollo wish list crowdsourced by Mango users

    By 30 September 2011

    Microsoft is turning to its users in order to come up with the feature-set on its next operating system, codenamed Apollo, now that Mango has been released. The new Feature Suggestions page is already gaining plenty of votes with users telling Microsoft...

  • Nokia Sabre outed by Microsoft
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    Nokia Sabre outed by Microsoft

    By 29 September 2011

    Microsoft has inadvertently leaked details of a yet to-be-announced Nokia Windows Phone 7 smartphone along with name-dropping three other phones at the same time.  The new models are the Samsung Yukon, Samsung Wembley, Nokia Searay, and Nokia Sabre....

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #57
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #57

    By 28 September 2011

    The Pocket-lint Podcast is jam packed with top tech news and features this week, with Chris Hall, Rik Henderson and Dan Sung turning their attention to the imminent iPhone 5 and Amazon Kindle Fire announcements. And present a FIFA 12 review for your delectation,...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango roll out begins, O2 and Orange users get it straight away, Vodafone soon
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango roll out begins, O2 and Orange users get it straight away, Vodafone soon

    By 27 September 2011

    Following a barrage of new Windows Phone 7 launches from HTC, Samsung, and others, Microsoft has said that it has started the software update for Windows Phone 7 Mango. The new update, which is promised to be with all current Windows Phone 7 users by...

  • Skype Windows Phone 7 confirmed
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    Skype Windows Phone 7 confirmed

    By 27 September 2011

    Microsoft has confirmed that Skype will be coming to Windows Phone 7.5, dubbed Mango, as it looks to include as many social services as possible for users wanting to stay connected on the go. Already available on iPhone and Android, it is the first time...

  • Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace updated, lets you buy apps via browser
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    Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace updated, lets you buy apps via browser

    By 27 September 2011

    Microsoft has announced the launch of a new look Windows Phone Marketplace and with it the chance to buy a Windows Phone 7 app via the website instead of the phone. The news means that users will no longer have to have Zune installed to download apps...

  • Nokia Windows Phone is 'absolutely stunning’
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    Nokia Windows Phone is 'absolutely stunning’

    By 26 September 2011

    "Absolutely stunning." That’s how everyone that's been shown Nokia's new Windows Phone 7 smartphone describes the device. This is according to Nokia’s Conor Pierce, general manager for UK and Ireland, in a one to one interview with Pocket-lint. "To...

  • Samsung Omnia W Windows Phone 7.5 Mango phone official
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    Samsung Omnia W Windows Phone 7.5 Mango phone official

    By 26 September 2011

    If your cravings for a mediocre Windows Phone 7 device weren't met by the recently announced Samsung Focus Flash, then take a look at the just announced Samsung Omnia W - a Mango device that's landing next month. With a spec sheet that sounds just like...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango update to start next week or two
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango update to start next week or two

    By 22 September 2011

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will be rolling out its latest Windows Phone 7 operating system, dubbed Mango, to customers with a first generation WP7 smartphone in the next week or two. The announcement from Redmond means the company sticks to the promised...

  • Microsoft talks the future of Windows 8
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    Microsoft talks the future of Windows 8

    By 17 September 2011

    Windows 8, in the words of Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, is “a bold reimagination of what Windows could be”. This latest big move for Microsoft, as heralded at the Build developer conference in Anaheim, ranges from the chipset changes, to the experience...

  • VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 Tango video chat on a HTC Titan
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    VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 Tango video chat on a HTC Titan

    By 16 September 2011

    That headline may be a trifle misleading. Not intentional, of course - but we do need to clear a few things up. This isn't Windows Phone 7 Tango in action here. This is the Windows Phone 7 Tango app. Confused? You needn't be. Tango is purportedly the...