Posts tagged with: Windows Phone Tango
  • by | June 18, 2012 3:28 PM

    We've seen Windows Phone Tango, build 8773, arrive pre-installed on phones like the Nokia Lumia 610, but what about it coming as an update to already-released models? A recent leak suggests that owners of the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile could be about to see Tango updates start arriving, while a new addition to Microsoft's site has us thinking that the update could be nearly ready for other models, as well. Microsoft has a new version of its Windows Phone update history page for its website, finally adding 7.10.8773.98 to the mix. For the moment, the new info isn't available on the site's ...

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  • by | May 28, 2012 12:22 PM

    Last week, we heard about the issues 256MB RAM Windows Phone models – specifically the Lumia 610 – were having with Skype, causing Nokia to decide the diminished user experience wasn't worthwhile and blocking access to the app from the phone. There's a growing realization of just which apps aren't playing nicely with these low-RAM handsets, alongside fears that compatibility issues may be a more annoying problem than initially described. This is by no means an exhaustive survey, but in addition to Skype, videoconferencing app Tango won't run on 256MB phones, and neither will the games ...

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  • by | May 22, 2012 4:18 PM

    We all knew that lowering the bar on Windows Phone memory requirements would mean incompatibility with some apps, but so far the consequences haven't been overly jarring. Earlier this year, Skype finally came to Windows Phone, but did so along with caveat that the app wasn't compatible with 256MB handsets. Nokia didn't like the sound of how that would affect users of its Lumia 610, and announced that it would see what it could do about that, eventually making the app available for download. About a month later, and with the 610 now launched in China, Nokia's changing its tune, and deciding ...

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  • by | May 10, 2012 1:14 PM

    With as close as Nokia is to Microsoft, it's no surprise the company gets away with a little more than other Windows Phone partners. The latest example of that tight relationship is showing-up in the latest software to hit Nokia Lumia-series devices, featuring some re-branding for the Windows Phone Marketplace. Users with Lumia phones running Tango have discovered that their phones now feature a Nokia logo for the Marketplace tile. Earlier, the extent of Nokia's influence on the Marketplace was confined to the manufacturer's exclusive Nokia Collection app listing. For the moment, this new ...

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  • by | April 24, 2012 4:45 AM

    The current version of Facebook for Windows Phone is a massive improvement over the initial versions which were available for quite some time after the platform launch. It not only looks better but has added functionality. However, the app is not perfect but the developers seem to listen to customer feedback. There's a Note on the official Facebook for Windows Phone Facebook page according to which version 2.5, improved, will be soon landing in the Marketplace. The fruit of the team's hard word based on feedback will include some nice features: threaded messaging will be in including group ...

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  • by | April 24, 2012 3:57 AM

    Owners of the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800c (which is the Chinese version) will definitely get the Internet Sharing option -- that is tethering -- in the next update which seems to be Tango, aka Windows Phone 7.5 refresh. According to reports, NaviFirm is now listing localized versions of the update for the aforementioned devices, meaning that the roll-out should start soon. In addition to the platform refresh and Internet Sharing there are also add-on apps like Sportstracker, News and Creative Studio. So far Belgium, the Netherlands and Vietnam seem to have the 8773.12120 build ready ...

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  • by | April 20, 2012 3:40 AM

    Last week we asked ourselves what was Verizon's beef with Windows Phone (you know, because there's only one and very lonely device running on the Microsoft platform, the HTC Trophy). However, the carrier seems to be ready to commit (finally), or at least that's what Fran Shammo, Chief Financial Officer at Verizon, hinted while speaking on a recent conference call. After talking about the importance of a third ecosystem, he said he was "fully supportive" of Microsoft. Android and iOS are dominating the market and the majority of phones carried by network operators run one of the two leading ...

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  • by | April 19, 2012 8:19 AM

    The Nokia Lumia 610 -- not the one equipped with NFC -- which saw its manual being leaked on the internet thanks to FCC is the Finnish manufacturer's most affordable Windows Phone. Those in the Philippines will be the first ones to see the Lumia 610 in the last week of April. Future owners in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam will have to wait a couple of more weeks with more regions following this quarter. Black, cyan, magenta and white are the color options and for the estimated retail price of EUR189 (around $250) before applicable taxes and subsidies ...

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  • by | April 18, 2012 4:08 PM

    Windows Phone 7.5 Tango is now a reality, with the first handsets running the latest OS build arriving for the Chinese market. What we've been more curious about, though, is how the update might find its way to existing Windows Phone devices. The latest rumor says that after a short delay to allow for more carrier testing, we'll see Tango start going-out en masse in early June. While owners of existing Windows Phone models won't care about Tango features like support for new 256MB devices, there are still some changes worth looking forward to; improvements to the platform's MMS support and ...

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  • by | April 7, 2012 2:09 AM

    The Smartphone Beta Test website, in case you had any doubts, does indeed belong to Nokia; actually it is the company's ad campaign for the Lumia 900 on AT&T, an ad campaign according to which all smartphone users in the past five years were beta testers. With the website now live, we understand from the commercials that all those moments when your smartphone lost reception or took bad pictures was just a beta test; its results are now here and Nokia wants you to believe that it's the Lumia 900. Head over to the source link to find the videos as well as a map to find the closest AT&T ...

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  • by | April 7, 2012 1:59 AM

    For those of you who combine an Apple computer with a phone powered by Windows Phone, there's a new version of the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac available to download from the Mac App Store. The current version, 2.02, brings a lot of new features, improvements and bugfixes to the table. Find all of them below and download the latest version from the Mac App Store source link at the bottom. Features: • Full sync and import support for Apple Aperture software • Drag and drop import of files from Browse Device • Ringtone transfer support (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later) ...

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  • by | April 6, 2012 4:15 AM

    There were debates, discussions and opinions regarding the upcoming Windows Phone 8 platform, codenamed Apollo, and whether software titles for the current Windows Phone 7.5 will run on the next-gen Redmond OS. While to some it was a no-brainer (those who don't believe Microsoft would shoot itself in the foot), others considered otherwise. According to the latest post on the Windows Phone Developer blog, the situation is crystal clear and should wave away all your doubts. "Today's Windows Phone applications and games will run on the next major version of Windows Phone". This is definitely ...

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  • by | April 6, 2012 2:19 AM

    The debate is no longer only about hardware and platform, as in Windows Phones vs. iPhones vs. Android phones, but has recently included titles in the software market, since even Stephen Elop doesn't miss an opportunity to talk about "ecosystems". The number of applications in the catalog is equally important, giving users the power to choose. While the Apple iTunes Store has somewhere around 600,000 titles and Google's Play Store is not far behind, the Windows Phone Marketplace has topped 70,000 (which is a good number considering the age of the platform but it's just a fraction of the ...

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  • by | March 30, 2012 3:28 AM

    The screenshots above come from Russia and they are allegedly snapped off of Nokia's upcoming TV application to soon grace Lumia Windows Phones. Nokia TV would nicely compliment an already interesting application offering that the Espoo-company is offering to its Windows Phone customers. According to the report, Nokia TV will allow for video show streaming on WiFi and Data from a searchable database of local network offerings. The first country to see the app will allegedly be Finland, with local stations like YLE, MTV3 and Nelopen being supported. There's no info on a specific release ...

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  • by | March 29, 2012 12:29 AM

    Over the weekend, we heard that AT&T might not be planning on delivering the Windows Phone 8107 update to phones in its stable. At the time, we still had some questions about whether or not this was an official decision from on-high at the carrier. Now, AT&T has confirmed that it will in fact not be bringing 8107 to its subscribers, as well as provided a bit more insight into why it's making the decisions it does regarding updates, and when we might hope see one finally arrive. A spokesperson for AT&T has stated that even though 8107 won't be coming out as a separate update, the carrier ...

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