Posts tagged with: Windows Phone Tango
  • by | March 28, 2012 4:26 AM

    It is March 28, and, as Stephen Elop himself hinted (promised), Nokia made its Windows Phone debut in China. The first CDMA Nokia Windows Phone on the market is the 800C, introduced with China Telecom. It will become available in April in the two best-selling flavors: black and cyan. If you are looking for something else (cheaper), make sure to wait until the second quarter of the year (which is just around the corner) when a CDMA version of the Lumia 610 will also land on China Telecom's line-up. Future owners of the Lumia 800C on China Telecom will have access to "popular Chinese media ...

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  • by | March 27, 2012 3:58 AM

    Attention, Windows Phone Developers! Microsoft has released an updated Windows Phone SDK, wearing the 7.1.1 version numbering. There are two major additions to the update: first, it allows for app development for devices with 256 MB memory and second, it now supports the new Windows 8 platform. There are now two images: one for 512 MB-enabled devices -- which is now using build 8773 -- and one which emulates the new devices that sport 256MB or memory. If you are a Windows Phone developer (or consider becoming one), you should head over to the source links below to find out more information ...

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  • by | March 25, 2012 9:18 AM

    When Nokia and Microsoft agreed to collaborate last year in February it was not sure which company was the other one's safety belt; truth is Nokia needed to regain a huge chunk of the market lost and Microsoft needed a strong hardware partner to build the buzz for Windows Phone. After launching the first Windows Phones -- the Lumia 800 together with the Lumia 710 -- five months ago, Nokia is confident. "Our strategy is working. When we formed an alliance last year with Microsoft our intention was to regain lost share. After one year, it is still working. We are the number one Windows phone ...

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  • by | March 25, 2012 3:36 AM

    Watch this week's Windows Phone view as we wrap-up all that's good and bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we begin by talking about all the rumors that surround the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T. We later cover all the recent commitments that Nokia has made for the current Nokia Windows Phones in the market. We continue with our week's coverage of the Nokia concept redesign for Windows Phone and Project Detroit. We later discuss the recent leaks of Windows Phone Tango's multitasking capabilities and end the good section by talking about ...

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  • by | March 23, 2012 12:59 PM

    Yesterday, Rovio's latest and greatest, Angry Birds Space made its way to the Apple and Google online software markets and many of the Windows Phone users were wondering about their variant. Sadly, here it comes: there will be none! "We're the No. 1 app in the Windows Phone app store, but it's a big undertaking to support it, and you have to completely rewrite the application", said Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer at Rovio. You could look at this from three perspectives, really: 1. either Rovio is lazy and prefers to cash in from its current platform variants, 2. Microsoft is ...

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  • by | March 23, 2012 4:42 AM

    Back in the day when we reviewed the LG Optimus 7, one of the Windows Phone 7 launch devices, we took a closer look at the "Play To" DLNA application which since has been renamed by the manufacturer to SmartShare. However, Nokia is now releasing a Beta of a similar app, called "Play To", for Lumia Windows Phones. The principle is the very same: you can display pictures and videos on DLNA-capable devices over WiFi, if you are on the same network. These can be TV sets, BlueRay players, or a computer running Windows 7 for instance. Future releases will most definitely include Music streaming ...

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  • by | March 21, 2012 6:40 AM

    After seeing the first Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango) custom ROMs hit devices like the good old HTC HD2 and Samsung Omnia 7, reports are coming in from the community regarding features and additions to the new OS build. Aside from the multimedia messaging confirmations for delivery, the new Windows Phone build now features not five, like previously in Mango, but the last eight applications recently used, which are kept in the memory. With such a multitasking limit users will be able to do more in less time (given that the memory used by apps doesn't reach 256MB). Additionally, build 8773 ...

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  • by | March 21, 2012 3:30 AM

    China is now the largest mobile market in the world and Microsoft, together with the hardware partners, are entering the game with high hopes, trying to sell some volumes. A Beijing event organized by Microsoft China marks the debut of the platform in the country, with support for simplified and traditional Chinese. As far as the first Windows Phone handset on the Chinese market is concerned, we've heard of the HTC Triumph (aka Titan). According to the official wording, the first Windows Phone is indeed an HTC-made device but it is called the HTC Eternity, a name which we've heard several ...

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  • by | March 20, 2012 8:00 PM

    Windows Phone Tango's arrival will signal the start of the next wave of Windows Phone hardware, introducing less expensive handsets with similarly lowered hardware specs. We've already looked at a bunch of models that will make up this group, and tonight we look at one more name from the list, upon the revelation of new details on a Windows Phone model from ZTE. Last month, we learned about the ZTE Mimosa X, a Tegra 2-based Android. Despite the phones having different operating systems, and massively different specs, ZTE calling this new Windows Phone Tango handset the Mimosa – no X. The ...

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  • by | March 19, 2012 5:15 AM

    If you're looking for a dictionary application made by Microsoft, the new Bing Dictionary is available to download for free in the Windows Phone Marketplace. There are lots of useful features included, like the ability to use a local dictionary which contains 100,000 most-frequently-used English and Chinese words; you can always go online and use the dictionary there for more words, sentences as well as voice. The fact that it also supports Chinese will help Microsoft start its push in the market once Windows Phones -- aside from the HTC Triumph -- become available. Notable features also ...

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  • by | March 18, 2012 9:29 AM

    About the Nokia Lumia 719 we know that it recently got certified in China by the SRRC, the Chinese radio management commission and that it is expected to be a localized version of the 710, hence being its twin, if we may. The image above, posted on the Chinese social network Weibo, seems to show off just that, claiming that the device snapped is indeed the 719 for China Telecom. Aside from that, all we know is that there will be a 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED Display screen and a five-megapixel camera on the device, pretty much like on the Lumia 710. It is rumored for Asian, North and South ...

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  • by | March 16, 2012 4:05 AM

    After announcing 60% more potential customers for Windows Phone, Microsoft is now letting everyone know that the App Hub will start accepting submissions for the new Marketplaces in the next two weeks. There are 23 new Marketplace additions; these include: Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam. That's in addition to the five stores we opened earlier this year in Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, and the ...

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  • by | March 15, 2012 9:15 PM

    The Windows Phone 7.5 "refresh" is nearly upon us, with news of Tango coming to China next week. Of course, we wouldn't expect a bunch of die-hard smartphone fans to wait until a formal release to start enjoying new software, and the crowd over at the XDA-Developers forums have already cooked-up a pair of custom Tango ROMs, now available for the HTC HD2 and the Samsung Omnia 7. It seems only fitting that the HD2, the quintessential tinkerer's smartphone, is among the first of the models to see these new ROMs. These releases build upon previous custom ROMs, so there's all the benefits of a ...

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  • by | March 15, 2012 12:31 PM

    We can't read Chinese, even though we wish we could, so we'll have to trust those who can on this. The image above is apparently an official press invite to a March 21 even which will mark the debut of Windows Phone 7.5's "Tango" update -- on the Chinese market. The HTC Triumph, known to others as the HTC Titan, is already launched in the country and the Taiwanese manufacturer became the first OEM to bring Windows Phone 7.5 ("Tango" version) to the market. However, Nokia is planning its presence too with Stephen Elop himself promising Nokia Windows Phones for March 28. With China being the ...

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  • by | March 15, 2012 7:00 AM

    Apple and some others might disagree but you really can't ignore the voice of the market! It sure looks like people want their smartphones to be as thin as possible with a screen size many would call "relatively large" or "beyond their sweet-spot". According to a recent Strategy Analytics survey, people in the U.K. and U.S. have spoken: they want screen sizes that measure anywhere between 4.0 and 4.5-inches in diagonal. This not only is contrary to Apple's current trend of screen sizes but it also conflicts with a new direction: phablets. Though they represent two separate segments of the ...

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