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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T-Mobile announces the HTC Radar 4G

T-Mobile announces the HTC Radar 4G

T-Mobile officially announced the upcoming availability of the HTC Radar 4G as its very first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset to support its HSPA+ network. This announcement coincides with Microsoft's roll-out of the major Mango update for Windows Phone 7, which just went live this morning.

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Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update goes live

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update goes live

Windows Phone users: time to glue your eyes to your smartphone screen. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is headed out of the virtual door, with users of smartphones like the HTC HD7, Samsung Focus and Dell Venue Pro promised alerts on their device to flag up the newly-available update.

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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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Samsung Omnia W grabs Mango: bigger processor, smaller screen

Samsung Omnia W grabs Mango: bigger processor, smaller screen

Samsung has revealed its latest Windows Phone 7 device, the Samsung Omnia W, running WP7.5 Mango on a 1.4GHz single-core processor. The successor to the original Omnia 7, the Omnia W shrinks the display somewhat to a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED panel, but drops a tenth of a millimeter to come in at 10.9mm thick and falls to 115.3g.

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HTC Radar visits FCC on the way to T-Mobile

HTC Radar visits FCC on the way to T-Mobile

One of the very first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices from HTC, called the Radar, has just passed through the FCC. This is always a good sign that the device is gearing up for launch but when exactly that will be is still uncertain. The handset was first officially unveiled at the beginning of this month during IFA 2011.

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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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HTC: Beats Audio Windows Phones in the pipeline

HTC: Beats Audio Windows Phones in the pipeline

HTC has confirmed it is working with Beats Audio to bring the company's music technology to Windows Phone handsets. Speaking to SlashGear at an HTC event today about the prospect of Beats - which currently features on the HTC Sensation XE - to devices running on Microsoft's smartphone OS, the company confirmed that "we're working with Beats to enable that."

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