Author Archives: Paul Thurrott

Fun new Xbox LIVE games come to Windows Phone

Microsoft announces today that it has released two classic games, Minesweeper and Sudoku, for Windows Phone. The games are both free, which is great. But they’re also real Xbox LIVE games too, which is even better as they bring Achievements … Continue reading

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Charlie Kindel is Leaving Microsoft

Maybe someday, I’ll write a book about my experiences dealing with Microsoft or, better yet, help a former Microsoftie write a book about their own experiences at the company. Either way, I’d love for Charlie Kindel to be part of … Continue reading

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Microsoft delivers pre-release build of Mango to developers … After RTMing the product?

So with Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” completed and sent to manufacturing, and Microsoft subsequently announcing a new build of Mango for developers, you might be forgiven for believing that Microsoft is, in fact, providing the RTM version of Mango to … Continue reading

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First Windows Phone "Mango" Handset Unveiled

Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications on Tuesday announced what it says will be the first handset based on Windows Phone “Mango,” the next generation Windows Phone OS that Microsoft finalized this week. And in keeping with the next generation theme, this … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases Windows Phone 7 “Mango” to manufacturing

So much for that August stuff :) From the Windows Phone Blog: I wanted to drop into the Windows Phone Blog briefly to update you on an important milestone. Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone development team officially signed off … Continue reading

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Microsoft challenges Dilbert creator to try Windows Phone

This one is fun. Dilbert creator Scott Adams recently blogged about his dissatisfaction with the various smart phones he’s used, and he’s tried all the big players so far (Blackberry, iPhone and then Android). But as the logical sort, he’s … Continue reading

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A preview of coming Windows Phone handsets

Zunited—which is a great name, by the way, has published a nice overview of the next-generation, Mango-based Windows Phone handsets that we expect to see in the market by the end of 2011. As the blog notes, some of these … Continue reading

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