Windows Phone 7

Nokia Drive for Mango adds voice control but AT&T ignoring Searay say tipsters

Nokia Drive for Mango adds voice control but AT&T ignoring Searay say tipsters

Nokia is reportedly readying a voice-control update for its mapping software, with the new PND app set to debut on the company's first Windows Phone handset. According to WinRumors' tipster, a T-Mobile Germany product display - temporarily erected at the carrier's headquarters - confirms the new 3D mapping system. However, there's also talk that AT&T may have decided to bypass one of the first Nokia Windows Phones, the Searay, and instead hold out for the Nokia Sabre.

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Nokia Sabre plus Samsung Yukon & Wembley WP7 phones leaked

Nokia Sabre plus Samsung Yukon & Wembley WP7 phones leaked

Microsoft has inadvertently leaked product names for unannounced Windows Phone handsets, including the Nokia Sabre, as well as specifications of a new 1.5GHz Samsung device. Buried in the terms and conditions of a Microsoft Canada app promotion - since amended, but not before WPCentral grabbed some screenshots - were Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices the Samsung Yukon, Samsung Wembley, Nokia Searay and Nokia Sabre.

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Samsung “knows it can’t rely on Google” says exec

Samsung “knows it can’t rely on Google” says exec

Samsung has lashed out at Google over Android patent issues, with an executive at the company claiming it signed the Microsoft licensing deal because "Samsung knows it can't rely on Google." The unnamed official dismissed suggestions that Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility would be beneficial to the ecosystem of Android device manufacturers at large, telling The Korea Times that "if Samsung truly believed that Google's takeover of Motorola Mobility was going to be helpful ... it would have waited until that deal was closed before concluding the license agreement with Microsoft."

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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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Microsoft launches new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft launches new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft rolled out its major Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update today and has also opened the doors to a new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace that's looking rather slick. Perhaps taking a page from Android, Microsoft is allowing users to browse this new web portal and download apps directly to their devices. They've also added a "My Phone" page that lets you easily manage your Xbox Live profile, Windows Live email, SkyDrive, and the Find My Phone feature.

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Nokia’s first Windows Phone app hits

Nokia’s first Windows Phone app hits

We all know that Microsoft is pinning a bunch of its hopes for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango on Nokia being a major maker of smartphones running the OS. At the same time, Nokia is hoping that Mango will be interesting enough to pull its smartphone business out of the tailspin that is seeing Nokia plummet on the global smartphone market.

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Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Despite the poor sales of Microsoft's Windows Phone devices, Verizon seems to have more confidence in the platform than RIM's BlackBerry. During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam expressed his opinion on which platform would emerge as the third major mobile operating system and he believed that Windows Phone would overtake BlackBerry.

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