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Rumour: Nokia to get exclusive Windows Phone features in 2012

Via the Australian, we hear that Nokia’s second generation of Windows Phone 7 handsets, to be shown off at Mobile World Congress 2012 next year, will have exclusive features other OEMs do not have access to.
They write their version of the OS will include “several new software upgrades, exclusive functions for Nokia phones and software that will not be available for other manufacturers who licence the OS” , attributing the information to an un-named European source.

If true, the impact of this would largely depend on the features involved.  At present there is in fact a significant variation in features between Windows Phone 7 OEMs, with HTC for example being the only one with the “attentive phone” features, while LG is the only OEM with the very desirable DLNA component.

One can imagine Nokia wanting to maintain feature parity with their existing Symbian handsets by including for example HDMI out, which of course would be a relatively desirable feature but not one that involves fragmentation of the core experience between different OEMs.


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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in Mobile, Nokia, Windows Phone


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Windows Phone 7 multitasking now due in 2012?

It’s no secret that Microsoft is planning a series of updates in improve Windows Phone 7 – that is, after all, what all major mobile operating systems tend to do.

The first, NoDo, last rumoured to be rolling out from tomorrow, is the one that many are keenly waiting for, especially as it adds copy-and-paste functionality to the new platform and a host of performance enchancements.

However, those eagerly awaiting the ability to multitask are in for a disappointment, as sources speaking to WindowsITPro suggest that this feature (rumoured to be in an update entitled ‘Mango’) won’t be arriving on WP7 devices until early 2012.

In other WP7 update news, Microsoft now claims via the Official Windows Phone 7 blog to have fixed the issue that was causing the ‘February update’ to mess up on Samsung Omnia 7 handsets, and it is now rolling out this version to handsets around the world.


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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in Microsoft, Windows Phone 7, WP7


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No Windows for Tablets Until 2012

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform was fashionably late to the smartphone party, but in the slate shindig, Microsoft’s Windows platform is just going to be late. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Windows


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