Windows Phone 7.1

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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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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