Windows Phone 7 archive

  • App Of The Day: Lo-Mob review (WP7)
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    App Of The Day: Lo-Mob review (WP7)

    By 11 August 2011

    It might be fair to say that photo apps allowing you to down-grade your digital pics in order to make them look a little more "orfentic" has reached over-saturation (pun intended) point, indeed the choice is simply overwhelming.  However, all offer something...

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Mango landing 1 September
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    Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Mango landing 1 September

    By 11 August 2011

    Microsoft will roll out its latest phone operating system, currently codenamed Mango, to Windows Phone 7 users starting on 1 September, Pocket-lint has exclusively learnt. Therefore, that will be the date that the company will start its fightback against...

  • Motorola has Windows Phone 7 plans
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    Motorola has Windows Phone 7 plans

    By 10 August 2011

    Motorola bossman Sanjay Jha has hinted that the company would be willing to go down the Windows Phone 7 route, providing that it could get a similar deal to the one Nokia has been granted. Speaking at the Oppenheimer Technology & Communications Conference...

  • Nokia Windows Phone to arrive in August?
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    Nokia Windows Phone to arrive in August?

    By 2 August 2011

    Nokia has been marred by a traditionally sluggish release cycle, but it looks like the company has finally pulled its socks up and may very well be headed for a Windows Phone 7 release as early as August.  Invitations for a Microsoft and Nokia joint...

  • HTC Omega: HTC's first Windows Phone 7 Mango device?
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    HTC Omega: HTC's first Windows Phone 7 Mango device?

    By 26 July 2011

    Could the HTC Omega be the Mango-flavoured follow up to the HTC 7 Mozart? It looks that way as detailed specs of the supposed Windows Phone 7.5 device have leaked online, with a spec sheet that hints at a refreshed Mozart. Sadly, there are no pictures...

  • VIDEO: Nokia Sea Ray Windows Phone 7 in action
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    VIDEO: Nokia Sea Ray Windows Phone 7 in action

    By 19 July 2011

    Back in June, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop showed off the company's first Windows Phone 7 smartphone - the Nokia Sea Ray - at a hush-hush event. Unbeknown to him (yeah, whatever) one audience member filmed the whole thing, posted it online at let the whole...

  • Microsoft employees testing Twitter integration headed to Windows Phone 7
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    Microsoft employees testing Twitter integration headed to Windows Phone 7

    By 14 July 2011

    Microsoft employees have begun posting tweets that point to them testing the social network on Windows Phone 7. Mango, the new update for WP7, has had Twitter integration planned since its announcement. Current builds of the new Microsoft smartphone OS...

  • VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 Mango outperforming iPhone iOS 5
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    VIDEO: Windows Phone 7 Mango outperforming iPhone iOS 5

    By 13 July 2011

    When Microsoft demoed Windows Phone 7 Mango for the first time in May it made a big deal of telling anybody who would listen that its IE9 browser was the fastest browser on the block thanks in part to the built-in hardware acceleration. Pocket-lint was...

  • Microsoft sees unified eco-system for PCs, Phones and TVs of tomorrow
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    Microsoft sees unified eco-system for PCs, Phones and TVs of tomorrow

    By 12 July 2011

    Microsoft’s president of its phones division, Andy Lees, has told delegates of the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference that the company is working towards a unified eco-system for all its products, as it continues to align its PC, phone, and gaming...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Windows Phone 7 outed by Microsoft
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    Samsung Galaxy S II Windows Phone 7 outed by Microsoft

    By 12 July 2011

    Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner conference is a pretty boring affair with Windows Partners from around the world talking shop for most of the time, but every so often we catch something that might be exciting for the consumer. On Tuesday that "something"...

  • Microsoft's Ballmer admits Windows Phone 7 sales still small
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    Microsoft's Ballmer admits Windows Phone 7 sales still small

    By 11 July 2011

    Steve Ballmer, the head honcho at Microsoft, has acknowledged that, almost a year after its launch, the Windows Phone 7 market share is still incredibly small compared to that of Android and the iPhone. However, he was still confident that it had been...

  • Microsoft boss talks up second-generation Windows Phone 7
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    Microsoft boss talks up second-generation Windows Phone 7

    By 11 July 2011

    It's a little known fact that David and Victoria Beckham's new baby Harper Seven Beckham takes her middle name from her parents' love of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7*. But whilst Dave and Vicky (as Pocket-lint knows them) are contented with Microsoft's...

  • Mango powered LG Optimus 7 renamed E906?
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    Mango powered LG Optimus 7 renamed E906?

    By 6 July 2011

    Last years WP7 could be this years Mango powered revamp by the looks of things. According to Pocketnow, LG is planning a fruity refresh to its Optimus 7, slapping the OS update on it and calling it the E906. The original Optimus 7 bears the product number...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II: Windows Phone 7 flavour coming soon?
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    Samsung Galaxy S II: Windows Phone 7 flavour coming soon?

    By 4 July 2011

    Could a Windows Phone 7 version of the massively popular Samsung Galaxy S II be incoming? According to the clues uncovered by Windows Phone 7 lovers WMPU then indeed it could - or at least a close cousin of it. Digging around in the Bluetooth SIG, WMPU...

  • Orange Windows Phone 7 app giveaway starts as Microsoft hits 25,000 app milestone
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    Orange Windows Phone 7 app giveaway starts as Microsoft hits 25,000 app milestone

    By 1 July 2011

    Orange Windows Phone 7 customers will be able to get a free app of the day, every day, for the next 31 days worth up to £70, the UK phone operator has announced. The news, which comes as Microsoft celebrates hitting the 25,000 app milestone in it’s...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 apps to work on rivals' handsets
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 apps to work on rivals' handsets

    By 1 July 2011

    Nokia will do all it can to enhance the Windows Phone 7 experience when it comes to software as well as hardware, Marco Argenti, senior vice president of Developer and Marketplace at Nokia told Pocket-lint in a one-to-one briefing in London: “Windows...

  • Windows Phone 7 Tango, the follow up to Mango?
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    Windows Phone 7 Tango, the follow up to Mango?

    By 28 June 2011

    Windows Phone 7 Mango isn’t even out yet, but that hasn't stopped people touting the next codenamed version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system. According to sources, it will be know as Tango - as in the dance, not the drink. Since the...

  • Nokia: Numerous WP7 phones coming to make California sit up and notice
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    Nokia: Numerous WP7 phones coming to make California sit up and notice

    By 23 June 2011

    Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, has confirmed that the company has “other devices completely different to [Sea Ray] already working” in a secret meeting secretly videoed and leaked online. In the meeting, where the CEO explicitly asked for no filming...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 "Sea Ray" gets not so secret showing
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 "Sea Ray" gets not so secret showing

    By 23 June 2011

    Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has shown off the company's first Windows Phone 7 smartphone at a secret event giving us a taste of what's to come.  Of course you aren't supposed to see the new phone that's codenamed "Sea Ray" just yet, none of us are, and...

  • APP OF THE DAY: I Love Katamari review (WP7)
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    APP OF THE DAY: I Love Katamari review (WP7)

    By 22 June 2011

    You can’t beat a good Japanese game that’s got crazy ideals, the King of all Cosmos, and a random soundtrack to boot, or can you? For today’s App of the day we've downloaded I love Katamari, the classic game for our Windows Phone 7 smartphone (the...

  • Nokia hands Symbian over to Accenture - still no end for the OS
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    Nokia hands Symbian over to Accenture - still no end for the OS

    By 22 June 2011

    The days of Nokia and its love affair with the Symbian OS are numbered. The final signatures have been put in place, hands shook and leaving parties arranged. This is it, this is the end. From October 2011 all developing and support of Symbian will be...

  • Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices landing 26 October?
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    Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices landing 26 October?

    By 22 June 2011

    Nokia has revealed the date of Nokia World 2011, a date that falls nicely in line with the estimated arrival time for the ailing giant's Windows Phone 7 assault. The conference will take place in London on 26 and 27 October, with an opening keynote scheduled...

  • Not so fast: iOS 5 browsing faster than Windows Phone 7 Mango and Android
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    Not so fast: iOS 5 browsing faster than Windows Phone 7 Mango and Android

    By 21 June 2011

    When Microsoft demoed Windows Phone 7 Mango for the first time in May it shouted from the rooftops that its IE9 browser was the fastest browser on the block, thanks in part, to hardware acceleration built-in. A month later and we’ve got a dev unit from...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango – new features detailed
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango – new features detailed

    By 21 June 2011

    Microsoft is full steam ahead at the moment with its Windows Phone 7 operating system and that means giving us the chance to actually live with one in the home ahead of the official release of the new update in September. We plan to bring you a full...

  • SkyDrive revamped; 25GB, HTML5, and photo friendly
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    SkyDrive revamped; 25GB, HTML5, and photo friendly

    By 21 June 2011

    Microsoft has announced new features and a new HTLM 5 design for its SkyDrive service on Monday. The service, which is Microsoft’s answer to Dropbox, allows users to share content from anywhere, collaborate on Office docs, and share photos thanks to...