Microsoft to delay ‘NoDo’ update for Windows Phone; late March new target

By on March 11, 2011 at 7:33 AM.

Microsoft to delay ‘NoDo’ update for Windows Phone; late March new target

In a statement to Mobilized, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed what most had been expecting — another delay to the company’s planned, March Windows Phone update. Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, had previously stated that NoDo would begin hitting handsets in early March. “After careful consultation with the team and our many partners, we’ve decided to briefly hold the March update in order to ensure the update process meets our standards and that of our customers,” explained a company spokesperson. “As a result, we will plan to begin delivering the update in the latter half of March.” The first major update to Microsoft’s new mobile operating system — codenamed NoDo — is set to bring copy and paste functionality along with a host of other tweaks and improvements. The company’s spokesperson went on to confirm that this delay would have no impact on future update releases — specifically mentioning the multitasking update due later this year announced at Mobile World Congress. More →

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Windows Phone 7 ‘Nodo’ update due in coming weeks, Microsoft France states

By on March 9, 2011 at 7:01 PM.

Windows Phone 7 ‘Nodo’ update due in coming weeks, Microsoft France states

In a post published on an official Microsoft France blog, the company indicates that its first major Windows Phone 7 update — “Nodo” — will become available in the next few weeks. Initially thought to be landing in early March, the blog post states that Windows Phone owners will have to wait slightly longer than expected. Specifically, the translated post reads, “We are delighted to share with you that this update will be available for the second half of March through your Zune software. A notification will be pushed on all [Windows Phone 7 devices], allowing you to perform the update in the best conditions.” Microsoft’s headquarters in the U.S. has not yet confirmed the timing of the Nodo update. More →

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Windows Phone ‘NoDo’ update for HTC HD7 unofficially lands on XDA

By on March 8, 2011 at 7:21 PM.

Windows Phone ‘NoDo’ update for HTC HD7 unofficially lands on XDA

It looks like the gang over at xda-developers have leaked a build of Microsoft’s Windows Phone NoDo update — better known as the copy and paste update — for the HTC HD7. Forum member football has posted the build, which is in RUU format, for European HD7s only. If you want to try to shoehorn this update onto your T-Mobile HD7, you had better be prepared to roll up those sleeves. Using the GoldCard method, it is possible to load this ROM onto unsupported hardware, what it is not, however, is easy. Regardless, if you’re the adventurous type, and want copy and paste functionality so bad you can taste it, hit up the read link and have a look for yourself… and do be careful! More →

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Samsung phones still having problems with first Windows Phone 7 update

By on March 4, 2011 at 11:51 PM.

Samsung phones still having problems with first Windows Phone 7 update

It’s not the update you’ve been waiting for, rather it’s the update the will allow you to get the update you’ve been waiting for. Of course we’re talking about Windows Phone 7, and the small, quirky code bundle Microsoft has been attempting to rollout for the past two weeks. After halting the update to Samsung handsets back on February 23rd, the company resumed sending the software to users’ devices this week. And unfortunately, it looks like Windows Phone users with Samsung handsets are continuing to have issues — problems Microsoft admits via Twitter it is “aware of” and is “looking into.” The small package being pushed by Microsoft patches Windows Phone’s updater mechanism, preparing it for the more significant NoDo update that is set to bring copy and paste functionality, amongst other things, to WP7 later this month. Not the most impressive software rollout we’ve ever seen, but hopefully Microsoft and friends have this whole mess sorted out by the time NoDo is a gogoMore →

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Rumors put Windows Phone devices on Verizon’s network in late March

By on February 25, 2011 at 5:31 PM.

Rumors put Windows Phone devices on Verizon’s network in late March

According to information acquired by WinRumors, Verizon Wireless will begin to sell Windows Phone handsets towards the end of March. Citing “people familiar with the company’s plans,” the blog goes on to note that the HTC 7 Trophy — the same CDMA, WP7 handset to be carried by Sprint — could be announced as early as February 28th. The device will have Microsoft’s “NoDo” update (also known as the copy and paste update) and should retail for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. Any Big Red patrons out there waiting on a Windows Phone set? More →

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New Windows Phone 7 update details emerge

By on January 4, 2011 at 6:22 PM.

New Windows Phone 7 update details emerge

Web-famous Windows watcher Paul Thurrott has come forward with new details surrounding a pair of upcoming updates for Microsoft’s mobile platform. Some details jibe with earlier reports, while others are definitely news to us. According to Thurrott, two major updates are due this year. The first, dubbed “NoDo” (possibly short for “No Donuts” — mocking Android’s Donut update, which may have been perceived as minor), will find its way to end users some time in early February. Among the features to be found in NoDo are the “copy and paste functional addition, support for the Qualcomm 7×30 smart phone chipset, a CDMA location stack, and a number of software fixes.” Later in the year, we’ll see another update currently called “Mango” internally, which will apparently bring “Internet Explorer 9 with with the Trident 5 rendering engine, HTML 5 and Silverlight, and gesture support.” Mango may include some some new entertainment features as well. More →

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