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Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

HTC's recent legal loss in the ITC Apple patent case, along with Microsoft's aggressive patent push amid Android OEMs, has reportedly left manufacturers increasingly wary of Google's open-source OS. According to the 21st Century Business Herald, growing Chinese brands like ZTE and Huawei are looking to adopt Windows Phone Mango either as a placatory measure toward Microsoft or the first step in a transition from over-reliance on Android. However, the platform spat could also have an unlikely beneficiary: MeeGo.

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Nokia “Sea Ray” Windows Phone caught on video

Nokia “Sea Ray” Windows Phone caught on video

Nokia's "Sea Ray" Windows Phone smartphone has leaked again, turning up in a Chinese video complete with an overview of the casing design - still very similar to the Nokia N9 - and some brief pre-release play. First shown in a leaked presentation by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop late last month, the Sea Ray phone now shows off its touch-sensitive buttons and, around the edges, its various ports.

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Fujitsu Windows Phone could be tweaked 12MP Android handset

Fujitsu Windows Phone could be tweaked 12MP Android handset

Fujitsu's first Windows Phone handset could well be a reworked Android device, with particular similarities spotted between the smartphone briefly previewed earlier this week and the REGZA T-01C currently available on Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Both handsets have a distinctive camera ring design as well as three front-panel buttons with the same styling.

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Microsoft To Ship Windows Phone Mango Devices By September?

Microsoft To Ship Windows Phone Mango Devices By September?

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango update is set to touchdown sometime this fall, but when exactly has remained under wraps. Now it looks like a Microsoft employee may have just inadvertently spilled the beans via Twitter. The Microsoft Imagine Cup competition Twitter account Tweeted to finalists that they would each be receiving a Windows Phone Mango handset by September.

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Microsoft licenses GeoVector AR tech to challenge Google Goggles

Microsoft licenses GeoVector AR tech to challenge Google Goggles

Microsoft has licensed augmented reality technology from specialist GeoVector, potentially opening the door to "pointing-based local search" being included in future mobile devices like Windows Phone handsets. The deal - financial terms of which have not been revealed - covers "spatially aware mobile computing"; GeoVector holds patents in digital watermarking, as well as overlaying digital graphics on top of a live view, such as showing cut-aways and other information.

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Microsoft: Windows Phone is not for tablets

Microsoft: Windows Phone is not for tablets

Microsoft may have given a sneak peak of a new range of Windows Phone handsets coming down the line from Samsung, Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE at its Worldwide Partners Conference yesterday, but the company also renewed its denials that the platform would ever land on a tablet-scale device. Windows Phone president Andy Lees suggested that since the company "view a tablet as a PC," Electronista reports, putting Mango on a slate would be "in conflict" with the premise that a tablet should do anything a regular PC can.

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Microsoft Reveals New Windows Phone 7 Mango Handsets From Samsung, Acer, And More

Microsoft Reveals New Windows Phone 7 Mango Handsets From Samsung, Acer, And More

Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) kicked off yesterday with a keynote that had CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledging poor sales of the company's Windows Phone 7 handsets. That may soon change with the upcoming Mango update. The company today gave a sneak peek at WPC of several exciting new handsets on the way. Catch the video after the break.

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Samsung readying Galaxy S II with Windows Phone Mango?

Samsung readying Galaxy S II with Windows Phone Mango?

Samsung is tipped to be readying a Windows Phone version of its best-selling Galaxy S II Android smartphone, with the Samsung SGH-i937 showing up at the Bluetooth SIG. Details on the smartphone are scant, but its WP7.1 Mango flavor is apparently confirmed thanks to it making an appearance on Occasional Gamer's list of supported Windows Phone devices.

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HTC Eternity leaks: 4.7-inch 1.5GHz WP7.1 Mango superphone?

HTC Eternity leaks: 4.7-inch 1.5GHz WP7.1 Mango superphone?

It's been a long time since we saw a new Windows Phone 7 device - barring Nokia's "Sea Ray" prototype - and so consider our interest piqued by the HTC Eternity, billed as a Windows Phone 7.1 Mango device that could well arrive in the early fall alongside the updated OS. HTC Inside scored the details, which tip a massive 4.7-inch WVGA Super LCD touchscreen, 8-megapixel main camera supporting 720p HD video recording, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 1.5GHz processor.

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Windows Phone Mango seeded to developers from today

Windows Phone Mango seeded to developers from today

Microsoft has announced an early access program for Windows Phone developers, giving them a taste of juicy Mango ahead of everyone else. According to the Windows Team Blog, as of today the first invites to test Mango are going out, with full distribution expected to be up and running in the next couple of weeks.

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Windows Phone Mango Won’t Require Physical Buttons?

Windows Phone Mango Won’t Require Physical Buttons?

When Microsoft and Nokia first unveiled their new relationship it was said that Nokia would have certain privileges over other Windows Phone manufacturers. Microsoft has been placing hardware design restrictions on its manufacturers including the requirement of specific physical buttons. Hence, when Nokia's "Sea Ray" was leaked, the absence of buttons was assumed to be an exercise in their special privileges. But word comes now that this may not be the case.

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Nokia outsources Windows Phone production to Compal tip insiders

Nokia outsources Windows Phone production to Compal tip insiders

Nokia has reportedly turned to Compal Electronics to manufacture its first wave of Windows Phone handsets, rather than building them in-house at its own facilities. According to DigiTimes' sources, Compal has inked an agreement with Microsoft to produce its own Windows Phones - joining recent additions Acer, ZTE and Fujitsu - as a licensee, and will also be looking to produce Acer's line-up.

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