Windows Phone 7

  • Windows Phone Marketplace Is Now Available In A Browser Near You

    Windows Phone Marketplace Is Now Available In A Browser Near You

    All the way back in May, Microsoft revealed that they were hard at work developing a web version of the Windows Phone marketplace. Now that the new Mango update is nearly upon us, Microsoft has officially flipped the switch on their web marketplace for markets across the world. Read More

  • Trademark Watch: Windows Phone 7.5 Will “Put People First”

    Trademark Watch: Windows Phone 7.5 Will “Put People First”

    Microsoft has filed for a trademark on “Put People First”, the tagline it has recently attached to the imminent Windows Phone 7.5 update (often referred to as ‘Mango’), which is expected to roll out this or next week. The tagline has thus far appeared on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Facebook page and in promotional YouTube videos (see below). By filing for a trademark… Read More

  • Microsoft: Mango Will Roll Out “In The Next Week Or Two”

    Microsoft: Mango Will Roll Out “In The Next Week Or Two”

    File this one under “It’s about time” — Microsoft has announced today that they intended to roll out their Windows Phone 7.5 (a.k.a “Mango”) update to current devices within “the next week or two.” Sure, it’s still not an exact date, but Microsoft has a good reason for this: they can’t really provide one. Read More

  • Microsoft Job Listing Hints At Locating “Every Windows Phone Device In The World”

    Microsoft Job Listing Hints At Locating “Every Windows Phone Device In The World”

    Microsoft has set out a pretty lofty goal for whomever applies to their latest job listing — they want some deeply technical people who, among other things, will help “find the location of every Windows Phone device in the world.” Useful location-based services like “Find My Phone” and Bing Maps have been baked into Windows Phone 7 since day one, but Microsoft… Read More

  • Microsoft Sued For Collecting WP7 Location Data Without Consent

    Microsoft Sued For Collecting WP7 Location Data Without Consent

    While Apple has been catching much of the flak for collecting iPhone and iPad user location data without consent, it turns out that rival Microsoft may have been quietly up to the same. A recent class action lawsuit filed in Seattle district court alleges that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system collects users’ location data, even after offering users the chance to opt… Read More

  • Why Kik Loves Windows Phone 7 (Spoiler: It Boosts Android And iOS User Growth)

    Why Kik Loves Windows Phone 7 (Spoiler: It Boosts Android And iOS User Growth)

    Exclusive - Talk about a halo effect. Kik, a developer of cross-platform mobile communication apps, says something really strange happened when they launched their Windows Phone 7 application last June: user growth across the iOS and Android platform both accelerated significantly. Turns out every registered user of the Windows Phone 7 Kik Messenger app is ‘worth’ 2.53 users… Read More

  • Microsoft Demos Xbox/Windows Phone Link With Giant Cats

    Microsoft Demos Xbox/Windows Phone Link With Giant Cats

    Microsoft’s been touting Windows Phone 7′s Xbox Live functionality since day one, but it’s always felt just a little lacking. You can look at your cute little avatar and play games that bump up your gamerscore, but where’s the connectivity with the Xbox experience we saw in demos like this one? It would appear the folks in Redmond aren’t quite there yet, but a demo… Read More

  • Microsoft Wooing WebOS Developers With Free Phones And Training

    Microsoft Wooing WebOS Developers With Free Phones And Training

    In the aftermath of HP’s decision to axe all WebOS products, the question for many a developer is “what’s next?” While I’m sure a few WebOS diehards will continue to work on the platform (and hopefully create some great new apps for all of the bargain bin TouchPads out there), Microsoft has opened their arms to these disenfranchised developers. Brandon Watson… Read More

  • Rumor: Windows Phone 7 Mango To Launch On September 1st?

    Rumor: Windows Phone 7 Mango To Launch On September 1st?

    If recent reports hold true, Microsoft may be preparing to release their long-awaited Windows Phone Mango update sooner than expected. Based on information from “trusted sources,” Pocket-lint reports that Mango’s official rollout will begin on September 1, ahead of the generic “Fall” launch window Microsoft had previously announced. Read More

  • First Windows Phone Tango Device (Sort Of) Goes On Sale In Slovakia

    First Windows Phone Tango Device (Sort Of) Goes On Sale In Slovakia

    Today’s tidbit of Tango news comes not from the far-flung Asian shores it is expected to storm, but rather the small, landlocked nation of Slovakia. As it turns out, the first Tango device has gone on sale, but probably not the one you were hoping for. A photo has gone up on Pretaktovanie.sk’s Facebook page advertising a HTC HD7 for sale with three choices of software: 7.0.7392… Read More