Archive for: mango

Pre-Event Leak: Acer, Fujitsu, And ZTE Joining Windows Phone 7 Party.

  • May 24, 2011 9:50 am

While we wait for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 event to start at 10am (EST), Microsoft’s Romanian division just couldn’t keep quiet any longer. Three new hardware manufacturers will be joining Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 party starting with Mango: Acer, Fujitsu, and ZTE. Said parties have committed to to pushing out their new hardware before the end of 2011. Meanwhile, the WP7 Mango SDK is slated to drop within the next 24 hours with an official public launch for the next generation of Windows Phone scheduled for this fall.

Included features of Mango: Threaded messaging (groups email, SMS, Windows Live Messneger), Groups, and Twitter + Linkedin built into the OS core. Facial recognition for easier photo-tagging as well as speech-to-text and text-to-speech and more dynamic Live Tiles will also join the fray. And of course, multitasking is here as well. There’s more to be had, however, so stay tuned as we bring you a full wrap up at the conclusion of Microsoft’s event…

Rumors: No New Phones Dropping At WP7 Event.

  • May 23, 2011 10:58 pm

In direct contrast to rumors saying otherwise, several reliable sources of ThisIsMyNext are claiming that Microsoft won’t actually show off any new Windows Phone 7 hardware at tomorrow’s WP7 event. Instead, it will be all software — lots and lots of software. Of course, with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claiming over 500 new features are packed into Mango, Microsoft will need to use ever second of their WP7 event efficiently if they’d like to cover even half of them.

While ThisIsMyNext has some fairly deep sources, we’re still hoping that a new handset or two sneaks its way on stage. What can we say; we’re suckers for hardware.

New Windows Phone 7 Mango Features: Part 3.

  • May 16, 2011 1:06 pm

If you’ve been following GS over the last couple of weeks, you’ll know that we’ve already seen many new features of the next iteration of Windows Phone 7 — dubbed “Mango” — revealed (part 1, part 2). And while the latest leak of news occurred just yesterday, today is a new day meaning new leaks. The focus for today’s flow of information as detailed by the Windows Team Blog — productivity.

  • Pinnable Email Folders and Conversation View Within Email: Windows Phone 7.5 will introduce “pinnable folders” that will allow users to stick a folder or Outlook RSS feed to your homescreen. The latter — Conversation View — is pretty self explanatory in that it will display emails in an easy to follow along conversation view similar to many other platforms such as webOS, BlackBerry, iOS and Android.
  • Server Search: The ability to search email server for older emails that are no longer stored locally on your phone.
  • Lync: “Lync Mobile” will join together various communication methods into a unified instant messaging window. Think of it as a sort of twist on webOS’ approach of joining conversations together across platforms by user instead of service.
  • Complex (alpha-numeric) password support
  • Information Rights Management
  • WiFi: Support for hidden WiFi networks

Based on the increasing frequency of Windows Phone 7.5 leaks, it’s only a matter of time before more information is revealed. Stay tuned as we keep drudging through the latest Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) news.

New WP7 Mango Features Revealed: Facebook Chat, Office 365, Revamped Games Hub And More!

  • May 15, 2011 8:43 pm


Early last week we saw a few up and coming features of Microsoft’s next Windows Phone 7 update (Mango) leaked. Flip the calendar forward a week and we’ve got even more goodies to share compliments of the Windows Phone Dev Podcast.

In said group’s latest podcast, we’re told of several new features including Visual Voicemail, Facebook Chat (integrated with Windows Live Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger), “Office 365″ (plus SkyDrive and SharePoint), and a revamped Games hub that signals tighter Xbox Live integration. Other little gems include album art being displayed on the lockscreen while music is playing as well as an unnamed group messaging feature that combines Facebook Chat with many different services.

It’s all off the record information for now, but we’ll take it no less. Looks like Mango is shaping up to be quite the treat, no?

Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Update/Multitasking Delayed Until 2012?

  • March 7, 2011 7:39 am

Get out your rumor bin and make room. A fresh one is hot of the press and not foretelling of the greatest end to 2011 for WP7 fans. The “Mango” update slated for release sometime in 2011 was to bring among other things, multitasking. For whatever reason however, it appears that release could slip into 2012 and various sources from within Microsoft saying such a release in 2011 is “nearly impossible”. This is all of course from various, unnamed source so we’ll call it a day right there.

So much for WP7 being “more agile” than Android in regards to OS updates. Is WP7 still relevant to you or is this news just more of the same?