Some Lumia handset owners in the Netherlands have reported that they have been able to update their handsets to the new Windows Phone 7.8 build of the Microsoft platform ahead of its expected release early next year.
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Microsoft has unveiled a retooled, new-look developer app portal that brings new features and paves the way for the introduction of options such as in-app purchases that will arrive with Windows Phone 8
The Omnia W is attractively priced, and the screen is large enough to deliver a reasonable web browsing (if you can live without Flash) and mobile email experience. Build quality is solid, but the design is unremarkable.
The just-announced Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone is running Mango Commercial Release 2. What is this beast?
If you're a Windows Phone fan seeking a relatively compact and solidly built handset, the HTC Radar could fit the bill. The optional dock may prove attractive, although that must be balanced by the inaccessible battery.
Microsoft and carriers are starting to roll out a service update for Windows Phone Mango that fixes disappearing on-screen keyboards and other issues.
Microsoft has released SkyDrive apps for the Windows Phone Mango and the Apple iOS platforms that allows users to access, share or remove files stored in SkyDrive folders.The Windows Phone and iOS apps allow SkyDrive users to browse all files and folders regardless of file type.
Microsoft has given its Office 365 cloud productivity suite its first major revamp, adding support for the 'Mango' flavour of Windows Phone and giving Mac users Lync capabilities.Upgrades to Office 365 and SkyDrive came out on Tuesday, along with news that Office 365 is also now available in 22 more countries, including Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Smartphones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 are arriving, with Nokia's Lumia 800 and HTC's Titan are range-topping handsets. Here's how they measure up against each other.
Samsung may be the current leader in global phone sales but both Microsoft and Huawei are gunning for a leading spot and both companies spent yesterday trying to get big in phones - Microsoft with fun and Huawei by hinting it could pledge patents to Android.Microsoft went big with Mango - literally, and with the charm and whimsy that's fast becoming the hallmark of Windows Phone; by building a giant phone in a New York park with large video screens for the Start screen tiles.
Windows Phone 7 developers can now download an unofficial, but Microsoft-sanctioned tool for unlocking Windows Phone Mango devices.The ChevronWP7 team released the tool on Friday via its website.
Microsoft and its partners launched new Windows Phone Mango optimized phones on AT&T and T-Mobile at an event in New York City. There's still no new word on any new WPs on Verizon.
Microsoft is holding a major device launch event in New York today as we see Mango hardware finally appearing on two major U.S. carriers.
Homebrewers can now get a Windows Phone unlocking tool for $9 from the ChevronWP7 team. Nice timing, given Microsoft has a number of Mango-related events slated for New York on November 7.
Microsoft has released Facebook for Windows Phone version 2.2, adding support for Mango. You can grab it now from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Microsoft rolled out its latest Office 2007 service pack and System Center 2012 test builds; invited press to a Windows Phone event on November 7 and trotted out its latest "technology in the future" video this week.
The flagship Lumia 710 and 800, launched this week, are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips and run on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, with Microsoft Office integration and Nokia Drive
Nokia is betting on the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, the first of its smartphones to run Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile OS, to help it catch up with Apple's iPhone and Android
A number of Windows Phone Mango users are reporting their soft keyboards are disappearing intermittently since upgrading to the newest Microsoft mobile operating system.
Microsoft is looking into reports by some Windows Phone Mango users of problems they're experiencing when accessing Office 365 and Exchange Server 2003.
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