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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Here’s an interesting internal Nokia interview with CEO Stephen Elop. I like a lot of what he says here, especially the bit around “we have to fight hard, show intellectual curiosity, and of course everyone has to be accountable … … Continue reading
You may recall that Andrew Birch earlier this year took up my call for a Windows Phone 7 table in which the available Windows Phone services would be matched up against the countries in which the platform was available. My … Continue reading
MobileTechReview has published some nice and surprisingly comprehensive video reviews of the newly released HTC HD7S (AT&T) and HTC Trophy (Verizon) handsets. HTC HD7S From what I’ve heard, here and elsewhere, the big differences between this new version of the … Continue reading
In keeping with this week’s ongoing revelations about new Windows Phone “Mango” features, Alan Burchill uncovers a few more that are hidden in the handset emulator in the Windows Phone “Mango” developer tools: With the release of Windows Phone “Mango” … Continue reading
Eric Haulata reports on the official Windows Phone Blog that more phones are getting the SSL update (to build 7392) this week… 7392 is now rolling out to Windows Phones on Sprint in the U.S. and Orange in Europe. If … Continue reading
Microsoft claimed this week that there would be “500 new features” in Mango, the first major update to Windows Phone that is due this fall. It then proceeded to show off a dozen or so new features at a press … Continue reading
The Windows Phone Developer blog discusses a nice change coming to the Windows Phone Marketplace in time for the “Mango” release: It will be available on the web as well as via a dedicated mobile app on the phone (and … Continue reading
Forbes has an interesting interview with Jo Harlow, Nokia’s Executive Vice President of Smart Devices. Best of all, she shared some new info: Harlow declined to confirm that Nokia will launch a Windows Phone device in 2011 but hinted that … Continue reading
One of the things I noticed while not being allowed to touch a Mango phone yesterday after the Windows Phone press conference was that the color orange had been renamed to “mango” in the Theme settings UI. Cute!
The Windows Phone Developer web site highlights the initial public release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools for Mango. Microsoft today announces the immediate availability of our Windows Phone Developer Tools for Mango. Go get these tools now, and you … Continue reading