Archive for: mango

Dell Leaving The Mobile Space? (Again.)

  • October 7, 2011 5:47 pm

Fans of Dell’s WP7 handsets will want to hold on to what they have for the foreseeable future. According to an article by WPCentral citing a “higher up at Dell”, Dell will not be releasing any new Mango devices for the rest of 2011 or 2012. The same article mentions Dell’s Android ventures are also being severely scaled back.

The news echoes a similar scenario from several years back when Dell decided to step back from the then popular Windows Mobile operating system. For several years Dell was out of the mobile space altogether. Their more recent early adoption of Windows Phone 7 was a new beginning for the company as even when sales peaked with Windows Mobile, the had never really enjoyed much success. As it stands now we’ll be waiting at least another year for “that” standout device that many (ourselves included) expected the Venue Pro to be. The upside, of course, is that by that time we’ll be focusing on Windows Phone 8.

T-Mobile Outs The HTC Radar 4G With Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

  • September 27, 2011 2:35 pm

If the Android packin’ Samsung Galaxy S II or HTC Amaze 4G aren’t your cup of tea, perhaps T-Mobile’s just announced HTC Radar 4G will tickle your geeky fancy. The Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) powered device comes with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB or RAM, 3.8″ 480 x 800 display, 5mp and VGA cameras (front/rear), DLNA support, FM radio, and support for T-Mo’s speedy HSPA+ network. The only blanks left to fill are price and date, which we expect to make their presence known shortly.

The specs aren’t exactly record-setting — look no further than two new Android devices such as the DROID Bionic and Motorola Electrify which both feature 1 GHz+ dual-core processors and 540 x 960 qHD displays. As the saying goes, however, “specs aren’t everything”. So far the few WP7 devices we’ve played with have performed far better than Android devices with specs considerably faster. Make of it what you will.

Is a Radar 4G in your future?

Microsoft Talks Windows Phone Tango And Apollo.

  • August 23, 2011 10:04 pm

In a rare departure from the norm, Microsoft spoke quite candidly of upcoming Windows Phone 7 updates, specifically mentioning Windows Phone Tango (7.5) and Apollo (8.0) at an MSDN Seminar in Hong Kong. According to the original report by

  • WP7 Tango is not a major refresh — it is an updated form of Mango, and one that is destined to cater more to “developing countries”.
  • Developing countries will be launching cheap, entry-level WP7 devices with which WP7 Tango will come pre-loaded.
  • Windows Phone Apollo (8) will be the next “major” release after Mango.

If you’ve been on the Windows Phone fence so far, do you think Windows Phone 8 will finally push you over the edge?

Alleged RTM Build Of Mango Leaked.

  • August 12, 2011 9:58 pm

After previous false alarms claiming to be legitimate Mango builds (and then a beta Mango build here or there) were leaked, the time has come for WP7 junkies. Tonight an official RTM build has hit the interwebs — and it’s likely the final shipping version too!

As with all things mobile hackery, XDA is the source. So if Mango is what your heart desires, this thread is what you need to hit up for all the directions and needed files.

If you’re feeling adventurous, let us know how all 500 of those new WP7 Mango features treat ya!

HTC Omega Specs Revealed.

  • July 27, 2011 7:05 am

Details on the upcoming WP7 flavored HTC Omega have leaked compliments of the Gadgeteian. WP7 users: prepare to drool. Copiously.

  • Processor: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 Processor
  • Display: 3.8-inch Super LCD @ 800 x 480
  • Camera: 8-megapixel w/ LED Flash
  • Video: 720p
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • GSM/EDGE/3G: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | HSDPA/UMTS 900, 2100 MHz
  • OS: Windows Phone 7.1 “Mango”

What do you think?

First WP7 Mango Handset Going To…Japan.

  • July 26, 2011 11:17 pm

Sorry U.S. The first WP7 phone to be released with the tasty Mango update won’t be us. Instead, Japan will be the first country to see said new update and have it featured on a new Fujitsu device running atop KDDI’s network this September.

The phone itself is known as the Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T and is rumored to be powered by a 1 Ghz Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU. The display tips the scales at 3.7″ while the camera is gigantic at 13.2 megapixels. The 32 GB of storage is rather plump, though it’s the “waterproof” label that has us most intrigued.

Sounds like a pretty sweet device if you ask us. Too bad we’ll have to wait.

[Update] Windows Phone 7 Mango Update Reaches RTM Status, Released To Carriers.

  • July 22, 2011 6:31 pm

In slightly less fruit related news, Microsoft is spending their Friday afternoon celebrating the latest Windows Phone 7 milestone with the release of the WP7 “Mango” update to carriers for testing. The RTM status signals this is a near final build that should hit consumers’ devices within the next couple of months should carrier testing go well.

The more noteworthy features that Mango brings to the table include turn-by-turn directions, support for Windows Live Messenger and Facebook Chat as well as group messaging, a heavily revamped email app and a slew of other new features that Microsoft claims tops 500+.

Will Mango finally help Microsoft move more WP7 devices?


Bad news — Windows Phone 7 has not been released to manufacturers, this according to Microsoft’s Bill Cox (via Twitter). Instead, WP7 will hit RC status in late August with RTM following sometime in September — the originally aired plan.

Confirmed: Next Gen Windows Phone Release To Be Called WP 7.5.

  • July 16, 2011 1:18 am

WP7 enthusiasts: wake up! The battle between “Windows Phone 7.1″ and “Windows Phone 7.5″ has just officially been cancelled. Microsoft’s @ImagineCup Twitter account spilled the beans earlier tonight by announcing Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices for winners of the group’s latest contest.

The offending/insightful tweet has since been deleted. But come on now. You know this is the internet. Stuff not only gets around fast, but stays around for quite some time to boot.

Now that we know the proper numbering scheme of Microsoft’s upcoming release, can you sleep a bit easier at night or is the rumored September release date still causing you grief?

HTC Eternity: High End Wp7 Mango Phone Leaked?

  • June 30, 2011 10:15 am

Looking for a little more power in a Windows Phone 7 device before you take the plunge? What about native WP7 Mango? If you classify yourself as such a person, a newly leaked HTC device going by the code name “Eternity” might just tickle your geek fancy. Besides the speedy 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor, the Eternity is claimed to feature a gargantuan 4.7″ WVGA Super-LCD display, 8-megapixel rear/1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras, as well as DLNA support and HSPA 14.4 Mbps/5.76 Mbps (up/down) support. Other notable mentions come by way of 16 GB of built-in storage as well as a beefy 1650 mAh battery.

The specs aren’t confirmed and the Eternity name isn’t the official release name. Nonetheless, if WP7 can be as slick as we’ve seen thus far with a lowly 800 MHz processor, the extra 700 MHz should take things up past 11. Look like something you’d enjoy?

Spec shot after the break…