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Microsoft: Windows Phone Mango rolling out ‘in next week or two’

September 22nd, 2011

Microsoft general manager Eric Hautala wrote a blog post on Microsoft’s official Windows Team Blog on Wednesday in which he confirmed the Windows Phone Mango update will begin rolling out to devices “in the next week or two.” Hautala said Microsoft has been making solid progress on the update and advised any Windows Phone users …

Microsoft to finally educate retail partners on Windows Phone

September 7th, 2011

When Microsoft’s vendor partners shipped their first Windows Phone 7 devices last year, they hardly seemed to back up the launches with the kind of marketing efforts that might position the platform to succeed against established rivals like Android and iOS. Reportedly, “secret shoppers” from Microsoft have since been snooping in stores and discovering that …

Samsung to pay Microsoft royalties on Android device sales

September 28th, 2011

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has signed a cross-licensing agreement with Samsung. As a result, will pay Microsoft royalties for its Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Additionally, Microsoft said the two firms will continue to cooperate on the Windows Phone operating system. “Through the cross-licensing of our respective patent portfolios, Samsung and Microsoft can continue to …

HTC Omega Windows Phone spotted yet again

August 30th, 2011

The first hands-on images of HTC’s upcoming Windows Phone Mango handset, the Omega, have been leaked by Algerian website Oedness.com. BGR exclusively reported that HTC will take the wraps off of its first Windows Phone Mango handsets, including the Omega, during a press event on September 1st. The Omega will eventually hit T-Mobile and a …

Hands on with the HTC Titan

October 12th, 2011

We already ran a quick hands-on when HTC unveiled the Titan back in September, but now we’ve spent some time with a review unit and it’s time to revisit this beastly Windows Phone. If ever there was a handset that deserved its given name, it is this phone — the HTC Titan is nothing short …

T-Mobile HTC Radar 4G may land November 2nd for $200

October 4th, 2011

T-Mobile is reportedly preparing to launch the HTC Radar, one of the first Windows Phone Mango devices to land in the United States, on November 2nd for $199.99 with a new two-year contract. The launch date and pricing were revealed in a purported roadmap leaked by TmoNews on Tuesday, and the date is in line …

IDC: Smartphone sales hit all-time high in Q4 led by Apple, Samsung

February 6th, 2012

The record sales managed by both Apple and Samsung during the holiday quarter last year sent smartphone market growth soaring in late 2011. Market research firm IDC on Monday released data from a new report that suggests smartphone shipments grew 54.7% in the fourth quarter last year. Driven by Apple’s iPhone 4S and Samsung’s Galaxy …

HTC, Samsung and LG prepping Windows Phone Mango devices for September

July 29th, 2011

HTC, Samsung and LG are poised to launch new Windows Phone Mango devices in September, DigiTimes reported on Friday. HTC’s handsets will be equipped with displays sized between 3.8-inches and 4.7-inches and will be powered by Qualcomm CPUs clocked at 1.5GHz. We’re expecting at least two of HTC’s new phones to be the Ignite and the …

Microsoft’s ‘Locationgate’ ends with Mango

September 30th, 2011

Microsoft has updated its Windows Phone platform to address what is now presumed to have been a bug that caused phones to gather location data before a user opted in to such services. Windows Phone developer Rafael Rivera last week revealed that Microsoft’s mobile platform was exhibiting behavior that directly contradicted earlier claims the company made …