Monthly Archives: June 2011

About today’s release of Mango beta 2

Reading through Brandon Watson’s post this morning (described here), I misunderstood and thought that Microsoft would be releasing a “beta 2” version of Mango to developers sometime in the not-too-distant future. Actually, they’re doing so today (which he does clearly … Continue reading

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Developers to get Mango beta, developer tools Beta 2 release

Today, Microsoft announced its plans for delivering the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” beta to developers. You may recall that last year, the company had to ship prototype phones to developers because the platform was new. This year, developers have phones … Continue reading

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Aside from Audible, this is perhaps the most eagerly-awaited Windows Phone app imaginable. It’s up. $2.99. Enjoy. :)

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Custom ringtone support in Mango explained

Microsoft today provided an informative post on the Windows Phone Blog describing how the next release of the OS, codenamed Mango, will support custom ringtones. Which is to say, it won’t: The support is in there, but there’s no built-in … Continue reading

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Nokia Windows Phone “Sea Ray”

Get excited, people. Get very excited. Based on a supposedly leaked video—evidence suggest this was instead a masterful bit of media manipulation—we now know what the first Nokia Windows Phone device, codenamed “Sea Ray,” will look like. And it is … Continue reading

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What’s new in the Games Hub for Mango

Continuing its ongoing look at major new Mango changes, the Windows Phone Blog today reveals some changes coming the Games hub: One of the first things you’ll notice about the Games Hub in Mango is its new look: A cleaner … Continue reading

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Windows Phone “Mango” hands-on

I’ve posted a couple of lengthy articles to the SuperSite for Windows that detail my hands-on experience with a pre-release version of Windows Phone “Mango” over the past week or so. The first, imaginatively titled Hands on with Windows Phone … Continue reading

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