The much anticipated CR3 (8773+) aka “Tango” seems to be prepped for global release after its initial roll out in China. The update hit Nokia’s Nokia Care Suite some time yesterday and appears to be the update that will bring multiple tweaks to the phone’s MMS handling, 256MB phone support, among other changes. Sadly there’s no word on whether or not this update brings the … Continue reading Lumia 710 Tango update spotted in China
When Nokia previously announced that WiFi tethering was coming to their Lumia 610, a very entry-level handset for the Asian market, it was baffling that the higher-end handsets (namely the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710) would not be getting the update with Mango (Windows Phone 7.5). After all, Microsoft made WiFi tethering a big part of the Mango update. Today On Friday, Nokia has made it official … Continue reading Nokia Confirms: Tethering Coming to Full Lumia Line Up
It’s been a while since I’ve cranked out a review, so I’ll make it up to you. Today I’ll be covering the Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone. It essentially turns your phone into a remote for your Xbox 360 console, allowing you to start apps or games as well as search via the Bing function (which returns the same results you would get on … Continue reading Review: Xbox Companion for Windows Phone
The Windows Phone ecosystem is getting bigger. They’ve recently surpassed 50k applications available for download. But that’s not all. In 2011, the average WP7 users downloaded 48 apps, out-ranking Android (30) yet below iOS (83). I do believe, however, that this has a lot to do with Google services being built in to Android. Also, I’m probably talking out of my ass. While games make … Continue reading Windows Phone surpasses fifty thousand apps and other cool facts
I’ve been known to go on a few rants about Windows Phone. Not the actual Operating System, but the people who are behind it. Almost a year ago, Nokia joined hands with Microsoft to fix their lack of a smartphone OS and Microsoft’s lack of notable hardware. Since then we’ve seen one US phone released, and it wasn’t the sexy one, the one us WP7 … Continue reading Nokia must listen to the Noisecast: Lumia 900 coming to AT&T with FFC
Why? Well, because it’s optimized to run on your Android or iOS device. Head on over to the demo and try it out. Of course, it’s not the full extent of the OS, but they are focusing on the main stuff. Texts, People, Groups, Phone, Calendar and Local Scout. I suppose the point isn’t to show you the apps (those are here, by the way, … Continue reading Microsoft unveils browser based WP7 demo
Spotify, the service that recently came to the US, then annoyed Eric, is now available for Windows Phone. How does it look? Excellent. The app developers over at Spotify have done an excellent job of making the app look like it belongs in the WP7 ecosystem. That’s probably because Microsoft helped them develop this beauty. The app is sexy looking, and works seamlessly. The icon … Continue reading Spotify for Windows Phone
If you want to mess with your WP7 phone but don’t want to pay the $99 yearly fee to be a developer, ChevronWP7 has released the tool for you! For a paltry $9, you get what is essentially a hobbyist account. You can grab code from others (or write your own) and run and debug it on your own phone. XAP files are widely available … Continue reading ChevronWP7 Labs Released
Windows Phone 7 hasn’t had an easy time edging its way into the smartphone market. They had a bit of a tail start on Android and iOS, and didn’t have the full tool-belt of functions that either of the others had. The 7.5 “Mango” update aims to fix that, and bring the early adopters up to par with the rest of the mobile device market. … Continue reading Mango can help Windows Phone, if the carriers get out of the way.
Hello Stingray Searay. A tipster sent The Nokia Blog an image of a T-Mobile promotional ad in Germany showcasing the Nokia Searay and some of its specs. The device looks quite similar to the Nokia N9 and it confirms rumors that the first device out of Redmondpoo will be called Searay. The German text tells us that the Searay sports a 3.7 inch curved AMOLED … Continue reading Image of Nokia Searay WP7 device leaked in Germany
Even though they have abandoned Symbian and MeeGo for WP7, Nokia is apparently still aiming to get their own mobile OS, and they want it to be huge. The phone maker is still number 1 in terms of world-wide cellular phone sales, and they want to turn that into cash money, son. Apparently the Espoo, Finland based manufacturer doesn’t think it can make enough money … Continue reading Nokia isn’t out of the mobile OS market just yet
T-Mobile is apparently sick of fielding calls about Mango updates. If they’ve already gotten calls that’s a good sign that people care about this OS, but that’s not the point. Mango is coming to T-Mo users soon, as in the next few weeks. The provided link (also linked in our sources) leads the user to a step-by-step for updating the phone, but doesn’t mention Mango specifically. … Continue reading WP7 Mango update: T-Mo edition
AT&T, the carrier that everyone loves to hate (and is also the strongest supporter of WP7) is supposedly set to begin deployment of Windows Phone 7.5 (or Mango) updates to 4 of their handsets as early as September 27, according to emails received by WPCentral.com. The emails state that the LG Quantum, HTC Surround and Samsung Focus should start getting the update notifications on Tuesday … Continue reading Mango set to start deploying on Sept 27
It’s not exactly a secret that Android is tearing it up on the home front. Canalys, however, has released a new report indicating that Android has taken a full 48% of the global smartphone market share. That is, for every two people in the world who use smartphones, one of them is using Android (….roughly). iOS is pulling up the rear with 19% of the smartphone market. Of course, it should be noted that this does not include iPod touches or iPads.
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