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7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango

Paul McDougall 07/28/2011 Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone “Mango” update to phone makers–adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.

Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 to considerable hype in October 2010. Initial reaction was mostly lukewarm. Pundits praised the unique, “Live Tiles” interface that pushes real-time feeds from social networks and other services directly to the startup screen. But beyond that, there was a consensus that the platform offered little else new compared to rival offerings-and it was significantly lacking in some crucial areas–most notably multitasking. That may partly explain why, by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s own admission, Windows Phone 7 has struggled. “In a year, we’ve gone from very small to … very small” in market share, Ballmer said at the company’s recent Worldwide Partner conference in Los Angeles. Microsoft hopes to change that with the Mango update. Mango adds the long-awaited multitasking. It lets users move freely between applications and pick up and resume where they left off without having to restart the app. For instance, a user playing a game that’s interrupted by a phone call could take the call, then switch back to the game at the point where he left off. A new addition to the interface lets users check app states and select those that are currently running. Windows Phone needs multitasking just to keep up with Android and Apple’s iOS, both of which have already implemented the feature.


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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Android, Apple, iPhone, Windows Phone


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The upcoming mobile clash between Android and Windows Phone 7

Pyramid Research’s claim that Windows Phone 7 will be the overriding mobile OS by the end of 2013 was greeted at best with polite skepticism, and more often with ridicule and vilification. But many of the responses ignore the grounds for the claim, especially that the Smartphone market is a global one still in its childhood. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Windows Phone 7


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Microsoft rolls out Windows Phone 7 OS update

Microsoft is rolling out its first major software update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Microsoft, OS, Samsung, Windows Phone 7


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Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 handset spied

Sony Ericsson promised the world it’d get to work on a Windows Phone 7 handset way back when the OS was first launched in February 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


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Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 Phone Pics Leaked

Sony Ericsson was rumored of secretly developing Windows Phone 7 based devices and we reported the same four months ago. Read the rest of this entry »


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Burning Platforms And A Hot Tale

Second, Windows Phone 7 is a surprisingly good OS and Nokia may be able to distinguish itself from the others who are all going into cookie cutter mode with Android phones. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 7, 2011 in Android, Nokia, OS, Windows Phone 7


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