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Windows Phone Tango could power low-end handsets

August 9th, 2011

We have heard mumblings that Windows Phone “Tango” and Windows Phone “Apollo” will eventually follow the release of Mango, which will launch on a number of new handsets this fall. New information on Tango surfaced on Monday and while we originally imagined Tango to be an upgrade from Mango, that may not actually be the …

Motorola is open to building Windows Phones, CEO says

August 9th, 2011

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha on Tuesday said that his company is open to building smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. The Motorola boss said that while the company is focused on Google’s Android platform right now, it would absolutely consider the new Microsoft mobile OS under the right conditions. “I think we’re …

Nokia to abandon feature phone, Symbian businesses in U.S. and Canada

August 9th, 2011

Nokia plans to exit its low-end feature phone and Symbian smartphone businesses in North America following the launch of its first round of Windows Phones, Journal blog AllThingsD reports. Nokia has historically had a great deal of trouble placing smartphones with carriers here in the U.S., and the Finnish phone maker has subsequently not had much …

Nokia may unveil first Windows Phone this month

August 1st, 2011

Nokia may be planning to unveil its first Windows Phone later this month, the unwired reports. The site claims to have obtained an invitation to a party hosted by both Nokia and Microsoft. Scheduled to take place on August 17th during the annual GamesCom trade show in Cologne, Germany, the event will apparently include a raffle …

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 …

HTC Prime and Ignite Windows Phones leaked by retailer

July 28th, 2011

We haven’t seen the HTC Ignite or Prime since March, but a new leak from cell phone retailer The Phone House suggests that HTC is planning to launch both handsets in the near future. The phones will pack Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, presumably the Mango release, but it is unclear when they will hit …

Toshiba-Fujitsu announces world’s first ‘Mango’ phone in Japan

July 28th, 2011

Immediately following news that Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” has been released to manufacturers, Toshiba-Fujitsu became the first vendor in the world to announce a Mango phone. The stylish smartphone will launch with a less-than-memorable IS12T moniker in September, and it will be a KDDI exclusive in Japan at that time. Beyond being the first Mango …

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ released to vendors

July 26th, 2011

Microsoft confirmed on its Windows Team Blog on Monday that it has released the RTM build of Windows Phone “Mango” to manufacturing partners. “This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our handset and mobile operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations,” explained Microsoft’s Windows Phone …

Final Windows Phone Mango build released to manufacturers and carriers [updated]

July 22nd, 2011

Microsoft’s final build of Windows Phone Mango has been rubber stamped and released to manufacturers and wireless carriers according to Windows Phone Dev Podcast. The move is among the final steps before Microsoft delivers the Mango release to customers. The most recent reports have suggested that Microsoft will update current Windows Phone devices in September, …

Microsoft shows off Windows Phone Mango People Hub [video]

July 20th, 2011

Microsoft has released a new video that shows off several of the People Hub enhancements in Windows Phone Mango. The video walks viewers through a new notification Live Tile system for contacts that can be pinned to the homescreen. After a contact has been pinned, the Live Tile will quickly alert you of a new …