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Windows Phone Marketplace open for Mango app submissions

Windows Phone Marketplace open for Mango app submissions

Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace has opened up its doors to app submissions for the upcoming Mango update. Back in July, Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace Senior Director Todd Brix had promised to start accepting submissions in late August and here we are with the Mango update rumored to launch in less than two weeks.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Leak Available for Download Now

Windows Phone 7 Mango Leak Available for Download Now

The folks at Microsoft have released build 7720 for their Windows Phone mobile operating system internally this weekend, a leaked version of this full upgrade to what's otherwise known as Windows Phone Mango available now. This is NOT an official release from Microsoft as it's only been sent out internally, within the company, that meaning of course NOT FOR YOU! But that doesn't hold back the folks at XDA Developers does it? I think not. Hackers rejoice, today you may load an early version of the final Windows Phone Mango build on your devices.

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Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Microsoft's Windows Phone Mango update is just around the corner and that means come September or October, several new Mango handsets, including ones from Nokia, will be butting heads with the Apple iPhone 5 and the myriad of Android devices. And since Nokia's making a huge bet on the platform, we can expect the company to come out in full force to promote and support Mango, including some bashing on iOS and Android.

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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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Microsoft Previews New Games Hub For Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft Previews New Games Hub For Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft today revealed new details on their updated Games Hub for Windows Phone Mango. Xbox LIVE is fast becoming the pervasive games and media platform for Microsoft's ecosystem, with recent announcements that Windows 8 will have Xbox LIVE built-in. Hence, the new Games Hub will now have front and center many of the features that were originally available only in the Xbox LIVE Extras app.

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Apple iOS 5 Safari Now Faster Than iE9 On Windows Phone Mango

Apple iOS 5 Safari Now Faster Than iE9 On Windows Phone Mango

It was during the MIX 2011 developer conference back in April when Microsoft gave the first detailed look at its new Windows Phone Mango update. At the time, the company touted new enhancements in support for HTML 5 and CSS3 and did a side-by-side comparison with iOS and Android, showing that IE9 on its Windows Phone blew away the competition in speed. Well, now it looks like Apple is ahead again with the iOS 5.

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Microsoft Offers Android Devs Windows Phone API Mapping Tool

Microsoft Offers Android Devs Windows Phone API Mapping Tool

Microsoft is ramping up both consumer and developer support for its Windows Phone platform in preparation for their Mango update. Earlier today, they kicked off new one-cent deals for HTC Windows Phones in hopes of boosting consumer adoption of their platform and now they're offering a new app migration tool for Android developers.

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Nokia admits MeeGo was false hope

Nokia admits MeeGo was false hope

Nokia's fall from cellular grace, decision to abandon Symbian and contentious shift to Windows Phone is still a touchy topic, especially for loyal Nokia fans frustrated by how MeeGo was marginalized in favor of the Microsoft platform. Listen to CEO Stephen Elop and key members of the Nokia team, however, and it seems MeeGo was never near being the salvation the company needed. In a lengthy Bloomberg piece on the company and its new CEO, the stand-out message is one of speed: at its previous rate there would have been a mere three MeeGo devices by 2014, but now, in less than three months since announcing the Microsoft partnership, Elop has "got a working Windows Phone in my pocket now ... we're moving at a speed that's faster than Nokia has ever moved before."

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Nokia shares tumble after sales projection slash

Nokia shares tumble after sales projection slash

Uh-oh. Nokia's announcement a few hours ago that it would be falling well short of its Q2 2011 sales estimates seems to have made itself known, with the company's share price promptly ditching almost 18-percent (at time of writing). The market reacted with as much nervousness as we'd expected, shares in the Finnish company crashing to €4.74 apiece from the €5.75 the market closed at yesterday.

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