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Microsoft Zune Pass price drops, 10 songs a month along with it

Microsoft Zune Pass price drops, 10 songs a month along with it

Starting on the 3rd of October, those hoping for a lower price point for the Zune Pass unlimited music service will be jumping for joy as $14.99 turns into $9.99. With this price cut comes a few other cuts as well, including the option to download 10 songs per month that you can keep for your own forever. This price cut will take place on October 3rd, 2011, and will be available to Canadian Zune users as well. Will this cut finally convince you to jump in on the Zune revolution*?

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Verizon to roll out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update for HTC Trophy today

Verizon to roll out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update for HTC Trophy today

Verizon announced that it will begin rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update to HTC Trophy handsets starting today. Microsoft had just released the Mango update this morning to select handsets such as the HTC HD7, Samsung Focus, and the Dell Venue Pro. Existing Windows Phone 7 users will have to wait for an alert on their handsets to notify them that the update is ready for their device.

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Windows Phone Mango Supports Music Streaming From SkyDrive

Windows Phone Mango Supports Music Streaming From SkyDrive

The Windows Phone Mango update promises more than 500 new features, one of which includes the integration of Microsoft's online cloud service called the SkyDrive. The feature lets you store photos, videos, and documents in the cloud for easy access and sharing. But with the newly released Mango beta build to developers earlier this week, it was discovered that the SkyDrive can also be used to stream music.

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Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Technical Preview

Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Technical Preview

It's been eight long months since we reviewed our first Windows Phone 7 handset. Microsoft's rebooted platform launched with a bang at the tail end of 2010, promising not only a new start from the Windows Mobile days of old, but a fresh interpretation of what a smartphone should be like. A tentative hit with reviewers but less so among consumers, however, Windows Phone's impetus fizzled out as new devices failed to appear. Now, Windows Phone 7.1 "Mango" is coming to fill in some of the gaps, tidy up some of the loose ends and - Microsoft hopes - make the platform a more realistic competitor to iOS and Android. Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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Microsoft CEO must go demands influential investor

Microsoft CEO must go demands influential investor

An outspoken and influential hedge fund manager made waves at an investor conference yesterday by calling for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to step down. Suggesting Ballmer's "continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft's stock," Greenlight Capital chief David Einhorn insisted it was time to "give someone else a chance" at the helm. The investor - whose fund currently holds approximately 9m Microsoft shares, or around 0.11-percent of the outstanding shares - blamed Ballmer for wasting time and money on poorly considered mergers and acquisitions, as well as short-sightedly mishandling the smartphone, PMP and tablet segments.

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Mango rumors surface ahead of Microsoft event today

Mango rumors surface ahead of Microsoft event today

If you are a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 fan, today is a big day for you. We mentioned a few weeks ago that today was a special VIP event with Microsoft calling geeks together to make some announcements about Windows Phone. We will be at the event so hit us up later after it starts to see just what was unveiled. There have been some rumors that new hardware may be unveiled today with the possibility of nine new smartphones and the naming of new hardware partners.

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Microsoft axes Courier-creating Pioneer Studios

Microsoft axes Courier-creating Pioneer Studios

Microsoft has shuttered its Pioneer Studios consumer electronics operation, a skunkworks project the company had hoped would enable it to develop innovative technologies and products. Responsible for the Microsoft Courier concept, the KIN phones and various chunks of Windows Phone 7, Xbox and Zune, CNET reports, Pioneer Studios had been led my ex-Entertainment and Device CTO J Allard, who left the company last year.

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Microsoft: Unofficially updated Windows Phones won’t get our software

Microsoft: Unofficially updated Windows Phones won’t get our software

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 7 handsets unofficially upgraded to NoDo (aka update 7390) using the ChevronWP7 tool will not be able to upgrade to the new 7392 version being pushed out now, at least by official means. According to the Windows Team Blog, the unofficial modifications leave the Windows Phone handsets looking to the Zune PC software as incompletely upgraded: because of that you get error code 80180048 and can't go any further. Build 7392 isn't expected to bring any especially interesting changes, but the issue could lead to headaches down the road when Microsoft releases more significant updates like Mango to the platform.

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Windows Phone 7: The First Six Months

Windows Phone 7: The First Six Months

It's a half birthday! Today is 6 months to the day since the official launch of Windows Phone 7, and we're got a roundup like you wouldn't believe! How would you like to know everything that ever mattered about the platform in one single post? That's what's going on here. Behold the successor to the Windows Mobile platform, one that's taken the world by storm! -- Depending on how you look at it. We've got all the big steps complimented by hands-on with all the big guns - reviews too!

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