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As we've heard in recent weeks, not all Windows Phones will get the upcoming 7.8 update that's due early next year - but Samsung has confirmed that all of its handsets will be eligible for the update.
Nokia has officially announced its new entry-level Lumia 510. When the 4-inch handset goes on sale in Asia and South America, it may launch with Windows Phone 7.5, with an update to 7.8 coming later.
As Windows Phone 7.5 handsets start to receive the latest 'Tango' update, various new features of the new OS build have been identified, including new wallpapers and notification improvements.
The developer-evangelist who raised the hopes of so many by claiming that current Windows Phone handsets would see an update to Windows Phone 8 has retracted his claim, blaming it on a simple mistake.
Contrary to an earlier claim, multiple sources say that Microsoft will NOT provide a Windows Phone 8 update to current-generation handsets, but the company maintains its wall of silence on the matter.
Research finds that BlackBerry 7 is the most secure mobile OS, but researchers criticise Android's fragmentation as a security flaw, as well as its reliance on users understanding app permissions.
While Windows Phone 8 will be the next big OS release later this year, the 'Tango' update will arrive before then, and a Microsoft executive has now revealed the official name for the interim update.
Microsoft confirms a range of limitations and restrictions on low-end Windows Phone 'Tango' devices that have 256MB of RAM, while several new features for handsets with better specs are also revealed.
Other platforms may have been getting the love lately, but Microsoft has now confirmed the availability of its Skype app for the Windows Phone platform - although it will be in beta form only for now.
The existence of Nokia's Lumia 610 is independently confirmed - but as a new image surfaces of the new entry-level Windows Phone, there remains uncertainty over what the new Tango update will bring.
The Windows Phone 7.5 mobile operating system from Microsoft has been given the Connecting award in the first annual Interaction Design Association's Interaction Awards.
Microsoft raised a few eyebrows last month when it released its My Xbox LIVE app for iOS devices. Now it seems they intend to go further, with Xbox gaming for mobile platforms beyond Windows Phone.
The nice person who discovered, and then reported without giving away too many details on how to reproduce the flaw, has confirmed that Microsoft are already working on a fix.
A newly leaked Windows Phone roadmap gives details and possible release dates for both Tango and Apollo codenamed operating system updates due out sometime next year. Indicating increased sales/specs.
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Nokia's Lumia 800 Windows Phone is an awesome device, but many of us have been craving something even better. Now, details have emerged claiming to shed light on Nokia's new flagship: the Lumia 900.
Did you know that Windows Phone supports many more emoticons than just the ones you see on the keyboard? Last week, we revealed dozens of these 'hidden' icons, and today, we've got 40 more to share.
A more complete picture is developing of the manufacturers and networks employing the controversial Carrier IQ software that tracks and sends your mobile web searches, call data and keystrokes.
The Mango update brought a new look for Windows Phone's emoticons - but did you know that many more emoticons are supported in Windows Phone than just those that appear on the keyboard menu? :-D
As distribution of the Mango update for Windows Phone nears 100%, Microsoft has released a further minor update to its mobile OS. Sadly, there's still no fix for the 'disappearing keyboard' bug.
As expected, the Nokia Lumia 800 is now available across the UK and Europe. Nokia has marketed this device to the max, only time will tell if it will be a success for both the company and Microsoft.
The wait for the launch of Nokia's Windows Phones in the US is almost over, as the company prepares to launch a 4G version of the striking Lumia 800 handset at CES in January, starting with AT&T.
Just like it was announced late last month, the Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash are now available to purchase from AT&T ahead of the November 7 Windows Phone event in NYC
Since the Nokia Lumia phones were announced last week, Nokia has launched a full scale advertising assault across TV, billboards and on the internet in the UK. A good sign for the future of WP7.
The Titan is HTC's top-of-the-line Windows Phone device, loaded with a massive 4.7-inch display and 1.5 GHz processor; today Neowin goes hands-on to see whether it is the best Windows Phone yet
Microsoft has announced that the big Mango update for its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system is now being delivered to all of the eligible phones around the world.
Windows Phone 7-based smartphones with the Mango update will soon be able to use an updated version of the Facebook application, perhaps as soon as next week.
As Nokia's first Windows Phones are revealed, a company executive reveals insights on their special relationship with Microsoft, and how Windows Phone 8 will really show what MS and Nokia can do.
Tango has announced it will be the first company to offer Windows Phone 7 users a videophone app on Nov. 7, well ahead of Skype's launch of its own app for Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Nokia's marketing campaign for its new Windows Phones has begun in Europe, ahead of their unveiling this week in London. If you're hoping to buy one in the US this year though, don't hold your breath.
Microsoft has said that its rollout of the Windows Phone update is going so well that it is kiciking it into high gear. If you own a Windows Phone device, you now have access to the Mango update.
A growing number of Windows Phone 7 users are reporting that their touch screen keyboards are disappearing sometimes after the release of last month's Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) update.
The second wave of Windows Phones for the Western world, preloaded with WP7.5 Mango, are being launched right now. Neowin goes hands-on with HTC's newest WP device: the HTC Radar.
Windows Phone head Andy Lees takes some shots against Apple's iPhone 4S and iOS 5 along with Google's Android operating system in a new interview.
A new manufacturer joins the Windows Phone club, as Acer plans to launch its new 'Allegro' handset before the end of the year - and it's set to have the lowest price of any Windows Phone so far.
The head of Microsoft's Windows Phone division says that we will see smartphones with the operating system working on dual-core processors and with LTE wireless networks.
Nokia's new Windows Phones are eagerly awaited but concrete info is hard to come by on the first three devices: Searay, Sabre and Ace. A leaked image from Orange adds a new name to the mix: Nokia Sun.
Microsoft has announced that it is moving forward with its Windows Phone 7.5 update, releasing it to 50 percent of the smartphones that qualify to receive the update for the mobile operating system.
HTC is finding success with their Windows Phone line-up, with HTC Singapore manger Melvin Chau stating today that 30% of their overall unit sales are Windows Phones
So you have a Windows Phone 7-based smartphone but don't want to wait until your wireless carrier automatically updates your phone to the Mango update? Here is how you get it.
If you own a Samsung Omnia that is carrier branded, you may not be getting the Mango update and it is unclear if unbranded devices are getting the update.
If you are using a Windows Phone device on AT&T, you may want to check to see if your device is getting the Manog update as not all of the devices are currently ready for the update.
Microsoft has updated their "Where's my phone update" page to announce that all carriers are now pushing out the Windows Phone Mango update.
Sprint has announced that Mango will be pushed to its devices at 1PM CST. The update will bring the heavily anticipated update to the Sprint platform and will be available later today.
After a long wait, Microsoft is finally ready to deploy Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The update should be rolling out in the coming days, as Microsoft open and deploy their new Mango website and services
It's taken a long time, but finally Windows Phone 7 "Mango" is available for the public. We briefly take a look at Mango's new features, when you can expect the update and some future Mango devices
Ahead of the launch of Mango (rumored for later today), Microsoft have launched a web version of their Marketplace so users can browse and discover apps from the comfort of their browser.
If you are on Verizon and use the Trophy, the Mango support page is now live. If you were worried that the Verizon Mango update would come at a later date, this page appears to calm those concerns.
Nokia's first Windows Phone needs to be good. The company's UK chief believes it is, and adds that those who have seen it in action believe it's nothing short of "absolutely stunning".