Nokia’s Windows Phone Ace for AT&T Gets Leaked: LTE Included

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Nokia may have an ‘Ace’ up its sleeves, and this one is headed for AT&T with dual 4G network support for the carrier’s HSPA+ network and new faster LTE network. Presumably, this will be among the first Windows Phone device with 4G LTE network support as thus far, none of Microsoft’s hardware partners have built […]

T-Mobile’s Massive November Smartphone Launch Gets Detailed

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As the sole carrier left without an iPhone in its portfolio, T-Mobile will be making up for lost ground come this November with a massive roll out of multiple Android smartphone and tablet models. Deployment of new devices actually begin in October with several feature models and November will usher in the remainder of T-Mobile’s […]

Microsoft Canada Leaks Nokia Sabre Windows Phone Name

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In addition to Nokia’s Sea Ray Windows Phone, which is similar to the Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone handset from a hardware design perspective, it appears that Nokia may have another Windows Phone handset codenamed the Nokia Sabre. The name of the phone was leaked as part of a contest by Microsoft Canada. The Windows Phone […]

Android Already As Profitable for Microsoft as Windows Phone 7

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Microsoft makes almost as much money licensing patents to HTC,¬†Samsung¬†and other companies as it does selling Windows Phone 7 devices. Yes, you read that right, Microsoft makes almost as much from Android sales as they do through sales of their own Windows Phone devices. That’s more than Google makes from the Android, which the company […]

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Released: Features & Upgrade Details

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The Windows Phone 7.5 update, known better as Windows Phone Mango, is finally here. Well, here in a way only Microsoft can use it. Microsoft’s Mango website says that Windows Phone 7 Mango is “here”, but if you try to download it to your phone you might come up empty. Update: If you own the […]

Mango Arrives on HTC Arrive, Trophy Windows Phones at Sprint, Verizon

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Retail locations of Sprint and Verizon Wireless stores have begun to receive demo and display units of the HTC Arrive and HTC Trophy respectively with the Mango software pre-installed. Neither carriers nor Microsoft have given an exact release date of when the Mango software update will begin to roll out for these two CDMA Windows […]

Mango Ripens on AT&T on 9/27 for Windows Phone Owners

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September 27 will be the magical days for eager Windows Phone 7 owners on AT&T‘s network as the carrier is poised to release the Mango software update to a number of smartphones starting on that date and continuing through October depending on the specific device you own. According to WP Central, which has obtained a […]

Microsoft Claims People Don’t Use Tabs in Mobile Browsing

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In justifying some of the changes made to its Mobile Internet Explorer browser–version 9–coming on Windows Phone 7 Mango, Microsoft did its research and finds that people don’t use tabs when browsing on a mobile device. With the Windows Phone 7 Mango software update, Microsoft moved the address bar on Internet Explorer 9 Mobile, hid […]

Beats Audio Also Coming to HTC Windows Phone Handsets

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We’ve already heard that Beats Audio will be coming to a number of forthcoming Android handsets, including the re-tooled Sensation XE and the HTC Vigor, and now HTC is also confirming that it will be releasing Windows Phone 7 handsets in the future with the enhanced audio experience. The company had recently made a major […]

Microsoft Ousts Windows Phone Lead Following Nokia Leaks

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Microsoft’s Joe Marini, a platform lead for Windows Phone 7, has been ousted according to numerous Internet reports following his Twitter comments on Nokia’s forthcoming Windows Phone 7 device. Though Marini didn’t give specifics about the Nokia hardware, he did made comments about his impression about the device and even gave it a rating based […]

Samsung Focus S Windows Phone Mango Stops Over at FCC en Route to AT&T

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On its way to landing on U.S. carrier AT&T, the Windows Phone 7 Mango-powered Samsung Focus S has stopped over at the FCC for a brief layover for regulatory approval. The device is considered one of the most feature-rich Windows Phone Mango devices on the market and it will differentiate itself from other offerings with […]

Windows 8 Apps to Play Nice on Windows Phone

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Despite maintaining two distinctly separate classes of computing products for its phones and tablets, we’re beginning to see a convergence between mobile and desktop computing where Microsoft is concerned. Not only is Windows 8 starting to look a lot like Windows Phone 7 with the Metro UI, finger-friendly and touch inspired experiences, and Live Tiles […]

HTC: iPhone No Longer Cool, Microsoft Misses the Mark

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Acting president of HTC America Martin Fichter went on record to criticize both Apple’s and Microsoft’s approach to mobile at the Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle, Washington. Ficther says that Apple’s success is its own curse while Microsoft fails to capitalize on the boom over 4G networks. In speaking about Apple, Fichter says that […]

Samsung Focus S Sample Camera Photo Emerges

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A sample photo image from the camera of the newly announced Samsung Focus S for AT&T has begun to emerge. The Focus S is seen as a high-end Windows Phone 7 Mango device with an 8-megapixel camera sensor and similar design styling and specs to the international edition of Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy S II smartphone. […]

AT&T’s Current Windows Phone Lineup Will Get Mango Update

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In addition to announcing its first Windows Phone Mango handsets, AT&T also confirmed that it will be rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update to its current portfolio of Windows Phones, a list that includes the Samsung Focus, the LG Quantum, the HTC Surround, and the HTC HD7S. All four, according to AT&T, will […]

NVIDIA Tegra to Land in Windows Phone Handsets in 2013?

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It looks like Qualcomm may be losing its monopoly on supplying chips to Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform if a leaked NVIDIA slide is to be believed. According to the NVIDIA roadmap, the company’s Tegra processor will make it onto Windows Phone by 2013, and that chip design will be codenamed Grey. Grey, which will combine […]

Samsung Adds GLONASS Support for Improved GPS Accuracy on Windows Phone

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Samsung has released an app called High Fidelity Position that would add support for the Russian positioning system GLONASS for improved location accuracy on the company’s Windows Phone handsets. The app, available for free in Windows Phone Marketplace, would help Samsung Windows Phone 7 obtain more reliable location position through the use of both the […]

Nokia’s Stephen Elop Outlines Windows Phone Release, Talks Strategy

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In an interview, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who had made radical changes to the world’s leading phone-maker since taking over the helm, has outlined Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 release strategy. Elop says that the company’s debut Windows Phone 7 handset will be coming in the fourth quarter of this year, and would be released in […]

NVIDIA: Windows 8 Tablet to Run Windows Phone 7 Apps

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Despite Microsoft’s insistence in the past that the Windows Phone operating system, as its name implies, is reserved strictly for phones and that tablets are computers that requires Windows, NVIDIA’s outspoken CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spilled a major secret that the next-generation Windows 8 for tablets will be able to run apps made for Windows Phone […]