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Windows Phone 7.8: is it more than a Start screen?

Yes, the only Windows Phone 8 feature that Microsoft has promised users of existing Windows Phone handsets is the new Start screen, with three sizes of tile you can arrange in a more creative layout. But that's not the only new features existing Windows Phone users are going to get.

June 22, 2012 by

Microsoft refuses to bury the hatchet in Motorola patent spat

Microsoft has rejected an offer from Motorola to settle the patent battle between the two companies.The sprawling conflict has seen Motorola win an as-yet unenforced ban in Germany on Windows 7 and the Xbox 360, and Microsoft win a US import ban on some Motorola Android handsets.

June 21, 2012 by

Windows Phone 'strength' undermines RIM's rebuilding

Calculations that Nokia has sold a million Lumia handsets made by averaging up all the analyst projects Bloomberg can find says less about actual sales figures (800,000 to 2 million is a large number but also a large margin of error) than it does about confidence in what Nokia and Microsoft have pulled off. They've taken two failing phone platforms with two unhappy developer ecosystems and taken - between them - a good few years of false starts and restarts to produce an overnight hit in a year.

January 23, 2012 by

Windows Phone Mango plugs in Skype video

Mango, the next version of Windows Phone 7, will support Skype video calling, attendants at a Microsoft Tech Ed session have heard.In addition, handsets with the Microsoft mobile OS update will have forward-facing cameras, according to a post on Twitter by technology consultant Paul Spain.

August 26, 2011 by

Microsoft stops tracking specific Windows Phones

Microsoft has stopped identifying specific Windows Phone handsets when it collects location data from them, and will soon stop any unique device identifiers at all being sent to its location services, the company said on Monday.In a blog post, Windows Phone chief Andy Lees said the data Microsoft collected from the smartphones was for identifying local "landmarks" — nearby Wi-Fi access points and cellular base stations — that in turn make it easier to ascertain Windows Phones' locations.

May 10, 2011 by

Windows Phone 7 update foul-ups continue

It's staggering that a company that manages to push monthly updates to hundreds of millions of PCs representing a bewildering array of hardware configurations has so much trouble pushing out updates to a handful of different handsets based on a supposedly well-reigned in spec. Once again Microsoft is having problems with Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update.

May 1, 2011

Security update headed to Windows Phone 7 handsets

It seems that Microsoft is getting ready to release the third update for Windows Phone 7 handsets - this one being a security update to fix the vulnerability caused by the compromised Comodo security certificates.

April 18, 2011

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