Windows Phone Mango rollout could begin September 15th

By on September 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM.

Windows Phone Mango rollout could begin September 15th

Multiple signs have pointed to September 15th as the possible date when Windows Phone devices will begin receiving Microsoft’s Mango update. First, Microsoft’s own team leaked September as a launch month and now WPCentral says a “well known commercial software company” has confirmed that Mango was “delayed” until September 15th. A second source, an HTC customer service rep who spoke with WPCentral, reported that HTC is also preparing to deploy an update on September 15th and is currently applying patches and working closely with Microsoft on finalizing the update. Finally, Dell’s Venue Pro, which is expected to re-ship with Mango, is currently listed to ship on September 15th to customers who order the phone. Of course, if you purchased your phone from a carrier in the United States you may have to wait until your carrier approves the Mango update before it hits your device. Either way, we know the Mango is right around the corner. More →

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Verizon to activate new 4G LTE markets on September 15th

By on August 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM.

Verizon to activate new 4G LTE markets on September 15th

Verizon Wireless announced on Monday that it will activate its 4G LTE network in several new markets on September 15th. The new markets include Iowa City, Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa; Fargo, North Dakota; Moorhead, Minnesota; Lima, Cleveland, Canton, Mansfield and the Akron-Canton airport in Ohio; Rockford, Moline, Rock Island, Bloomington/Normal, Champaign/Urbana and Springfield, Illinois; San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara, California; Reno, Nevada; Shreveport, Louisiana; Austin, Wichita Falls and El Paso, Texas; Las Cruces, New Mexico and Saginaw and Kalamazoo Michigan. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is currently available to more than half of the U.S. population and the carrier says it is on track to cover more than 185 million Americans by the end of this year. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE coverage will be equal to that of its 3G network by the end of 2013. Read on for a press release detailing Verizon’s Illinois roll-out. More →

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