Windows Phone 7.1

Nokia slashes Q2 outlook as Symbian woes continue; Hopes WP7.1 will save all in Q4

Nokia slashes Q2 outlook as Symbian woes continue; Hopes WP7.1 will save all in Q4

Nokia has already frustrated recent Symbian device owners today, by releasing the Anna-toting E6 and X7 but not an upgrade for existing handsets to the newest version of the platform. Now the company is upsetting investors, with a warning that its Q2 2011 financial results will be worse than previously expected. Demand for existing handsets has slumped, leading Nokia to predict net sales "substantially below" the earlier estimate of €6.1bn to €6.6bn.

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HTC PLAY To Be HTC’s App Store?

HTC PLAY To Be HTC’s App Store?

HTC already has its own video streaming service called HTC Watch and now it looks like the company may be ramping up its own app store to be branded as "HTC PLAY." The mobile device manufacturer recently filed a trademark application with the USPTO, seeking to secure the mark under three major categories that all point to the selling of smartphone apps.

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HTC Mazaa is 12-megapixel WP7.1 Mango handset? [Video] [Update: Probably not]

HTC Mazaa is 12-megapixel WP7.1 Mango handset? [Video] [Update: Probably not]

Remember that 12-megapixel HTC Windows Phone we told you about earlier? It's looking increasingly possible that it could be the HTC Mazaa, which leaked back in April, a so-far unannounced CDMA/GSM World Phone. Eldar Murtazin has shared a lengthy Windows Phone 7.1 Mango preview video (which you can see after the cut) as part of his hands-on with the device, confirming that he had a Mazaa on hand.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

Perhaps the two biggest topics of the week, the Google Wallet announcement and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.1 Mango unveiling, brought exciting new developments for the two mobile platforms. More speculation continued on what Apple has planned for next month's WWDC, where the company is expected to unveil the new iOS 5, OS X Lion, and possibly the iCloud---iTunes cloud music service. In anticipation, Amazon's been competing even more aggressively to campaign for its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and the pertinent links to everything covered in the video.

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Nokia To Release A Windows Phone Every Two Months?

Nokia To Release A Windows Phone Every Two Months?

Microsoft recently unveiled its Windows Phone 7.1 Mango update and revealed the manufacturers that will be on board to pump out the next-generation of Windows Phones. Noticeably not mentioned as much was Nokia, who has a unique relationship with Microsoft that may give them more privileges than the other phone makers. However, when exactly Nokia plans to actually exercise those privileges is still not certain, although we now hear that when they do, they intend to crank out a lot of phones and fast.

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Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

Google Wallet on Android: iOS and Windows Phone Must Be Next

On May 26th, 2011, Google announced a partnership with financial groups Citi, MasterCard, and First Data, mobile networks like NXP, Sprint, and Samsung (the last two obvious since their hero device in this project is the Nexus S 4G,) and retail locations like American Eagle, Subway, and Macy's. These partnerships all converge on a single project: Google Wallet. This project is an NFC-based and will rely on several factors to be successful: the participation of major businesses, the ability to have manufacturers add compatible NFC chips to handheld devices, and the confidence of the population Google hopes will adopt the system. But wait a second - will this whole system collapse if it's only on Android phones? Let's have a chat about why Apple and Microsoft [plus RIM and Nokia] must be next on the docket or the entire project may be grounded before it even takes off flying.

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Windows Phone Mango Music Search Hands-On [Video]

Windows Phone Mango Music Search Hands-On [Video]

If you're the sort of person that loves to find music via your environment, if you're the kind of dude or lady who is constantly waiting for the radio DJ to announce what the song you just listened to was called, Windows Phone 7.1 Mango has the solution for you - Music search. With this new listening ability that Windows Phone 7.1 phones will have, you'll be able to click the listen-in button and wait for the magic to occur. We've got a video of the process happening below - enjoy it!

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Qualcomm “exclusive” Windows Phone 7.1 Mango chip supplier

Qualcomm “exclusive” Windows Phone 7.1 Mango chip supplier

Qualcomm has announced that, just as with the first generation of WP7 handsets, its chips will be exclusively found inside the incoming range of Windows Phone 7.1 Mango devices. According to a statement Qualcomm gave SlashGear, "In close coordination with Microsoft, Qualcomm are excited to bring a new generation of Windows Phone handsets exclusively featuring Qualcomm’s second generation Snapdragon mobile processors to market."

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SlashGear 101 : Windows Phone 7.1 Mango

SlashGear 101 : Windows Phone 7.1 Mango

Welcome to SlashGear 101, a place where you're going to be able to learn everything you wanted to know about every little subject that matters most in the tech world. Today's subject is the brand-spanking-new Windows Phone version 7.1 Mango, a system that will be available for free to all eligible Windows Phone customers by the fall of 2011. This newest system improves the Windows Phone experience by Extending the App Experience, making "A Smarter Smartphone" with predictive features and multitasking, and adding Internet features that include Music Search, Visual Search (with photo recognizing abilities,) and Local Scout which shows you businesses and etc around the area you're physically located. Sounds great! Let's have a look!

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Dell missing from Windows Phone 7.1 Mango line-up

Dell missing from Windows Phone 7.1 Mango line-up

Windows Phone 7.1 Mango is official along with new OEM partners Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE, all of whom have committed to releasing at least one WP7.1 device by the end of the year. One curious omission from Microsoft's partner slide, however, is Dell; the company launched one Windows Phone 7 device, the Dell Venue Pro, back at the platform's initial launch, but is conspicuous by its absence at the Mango preview today.

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