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  • What's new in Windows Phone 7's Mango update?

    Microsoft has revealed the latest update to its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. According to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 blog, its 'Mango' update to WP7 offers "hundreds of new features and improvements".

  • Windows Phone 7 Attracts App Developers Ahead of Launch

    Microsoft says that it has more than 300,000 downloads of beta tools for developers creating applications for its Windows Phone 7 app store, which is set to compete with the app-laden marketplaces for the iPhone and Android phones.

  • Windows Phone app contest show whims of users

    Microsoft is running a contest looking for ideas for Windows Phone 7 apps, offering the winner US$5,000, a free phone and a promise to actually develop and offer the app by the end of the year.

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7 should rule business smartphones

    Microsoft shook things up this week with some high-profile departures, and a reorganization of the Entertainment and Devices division that has CEO Steve Ballmer directly controlling the future of Microsoft's consumer technologies. When it comes to smartphones, Windows Phone 7 should arguably be the de facto platform for business professionals, but Microsoft may be delivering too little, too late.

  • Can Microsoft's Kin catch the mobile social networking wave?

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's comment last September that his company had "screwed up" with Windows Mobile had some theorizing that Microsoft's handheld team was in disarray and probably unable to take on the Apple iPhone and other devices.

  • No copy-and-paste in Windows Phone 7 OS

    Microsoft revealed this week at its Mix 10 conference for Microsoft-oriented Web developers that its forthcoming Windows Phone 7 mobile OS will not include a clipboard capability for copy-and-paste operations -- at least not in the first version.

  • HTC, T-Mobile mum on Windows Phone 7 plans for HD2

    Phone maker HTC and wireless carrier T-Mobile announced the highly anticipated HD2 smartphone in the U.S. on Tuesday, but also said that no plans were in place to put Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 OS on the device yet.

  • Free Microsoft Windows Phone 7 developer tools released

    Microsoft Monday announced at its MIX 10 conference the immediate release of free versions of its core development tools, all designed to get developers off to a fast start building applications for Windows Phone 7 smartphones.  

  • Microsoft's four big Windows Phone 7 priorities at MIX10

    Microsoft next week promises to finally reveal full details of the Windows Phone 7 operating system, at its MIX conference, traditionally a venue for Microsoft's Web developer community. There's a lot riding on these details.

  • Sony PlayStation on your Windows Phone 7?

    No one's jaw hit the floor when Microsoft demoed Xbox LIVE running on its new Windows Phone 7 platform earlier this week, but what about a similar connection to Sony's PlayStation Network?