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Tuesday, 24.05.11
OFFICIAL: Microsoft previews next release of Windows Phone Mango
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following the earlier announcement from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft today previewed the next major release of Windows Phone, code-named "Mango", through a series of media events around the world. Windows Phone 7.1 "Mango" will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and the Internet. Windows Phone will also add support for additional languages, expand access to apps by launching Windows Phone Marketplace in new countries, and partner with new OEMs to enable expansion to new markets.

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Tuesday, 17.05.11
UTILITY: Samsung releases Device Update Support Tool for Omnia 7 Windows Phones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:20 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It really looks like Samsung's Windows Phone 7 devices are causing some trouble. First, the pre-NoDo updates for the Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus were paused and now it seems the Windows Phone security fix (May Update) causes some further problems to be rolled-out via Zune - which is Microsoft's preferred method to update Windows Phones. However, doesn't matter if Zune is the preferred method or not, it's always possible to flash a Windows Phone 7 with manufacturer utilities and Samsung has just released a so called "Device Update Tool for Omnia 7" which helps to flash the Windows Phone security patch, in case users have noticed "Error Code 801812C1" while trying through Zune.

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Monday, 16.05.11
UNVEILED: Microsoft unveils further Windows Phone Mango features - targeting productivity
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:06 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Ahead of next week's expected Mango announcements, today Microsoft unveiled further details about its upcoming Windows Phone Mango upgrade. At Microsoft's annual TechEd conference for developers and IT Pros, the company is showing how Windows Phone will helps to bring a new level of productivity to business. As unveiled yesterday, Microsoft will indeed adding the ability to save and share Office documents through Office 365 and Windows Live SkyDrive. Furthermore, Mango will allow to pin E-Mail folders to the start screen for quick access. This could be an E-Mail folder for a specific project, from a specific group or person or even an RSS-feed set up in Outlook.

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UNVEILED: More Windows Phone Mango features shown - Chat and more are coming?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:25 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following the recent unofficial information of Windows Phone's next features, it looks like the guys from the Windows Phone Dev Podcast got some further information what Microsoft's next Windows Phone version code named Mango will bring. According to them, the Mango release will add the missing Windows Live Messenger, Facebook Chat and AOL messenger integration as well as group messaging which allows users to create a set of contacts to send messages to. Furthermore it's shown with a screenshot that Microsoft will bring Zune "now playing" artist art to the lockscreen which is expected to show some song information and art of the currently played track.

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Saturday, 14.05.11
FIX: Walshed Phone Support Tool released to fix ChevronWP7.Updater updated Windows Phones
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Do you have "Walshed" your Windows Phone 7 device aka have you updated it with ChevronWP7.Updater because you couldn't await the official Windows Phone 7 NoDo roll-out by your carrier or manufacturer? Well, as it turned out later, the ChevronWP7.Updater way wasn't as riskless as initially expected (see Update 4 here). After Microsoft rolled-out the NoDo update, it sent out another update to fix a security issue with certificates and ChevronWP7.Updater updated phones were throwing a rather specific error code "80180048" when trying to update. That's exactly what Microsoft warned about that backdoor updated phones might be unable to get future Windows Phone 7 updates.

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Monday, 09.05.11
UNVEILED: Microsoft talks about further Windows Phone Mango features
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

In the recent weeks, especially around Microsoft's recent MIX11, we have heard a lot about Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone Mango upgrade but through yesterday's Windows Phone Developer Podcast, Brandon Watson Microsoft seems to have unveiled further features Mango will come with. First of all, it's reported that "Bing Audio" will be able to search for music. Similar to Shazam, Microsoft's Bing search will be able to identify music tracks which the user will be able to directly purchase from Zune market. With "Bing Vision", Microsoft's search engine will allows to scan QR-codes and results should be shown in Bing. Furthermore, Windows Phone will finally support "Podcasts" which will allow to subscribe and download them straight from and to the device.

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Wednesday, 04.05.11
CHANGE: Microsoft changed Bluetooth Addressbook Sync with Windows Phone 7 NoDo
Posted by Arne Hess - at 10:30 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

While Microsoft released a very informative change-log before it rolled-out its NoDo update for Windows Phone 7, it looks like there are more under the hood change than officially described. One of the changes seems to affect the addressbook sync with Bluetooth car kits. Prior NoDo, Windows Phone 7 correctly synchronized all contact's phone numbers under the contact's name, however doesn't matter how Windows Phone 7 was configured to sort, in my tests all contacts where shown as last name, first name. Now, with a NoDo updated Windows Phone, synchronized contacts are sorted first name last name. However, Windows Phone 7 is now creating one contact name for each phone number:

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Tuesday, 03.05.11
UPDATE: Microsoft releases its first Windows Phone 7 Security Update
Posted by Arne Hess - at 23:01 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

As our sources confirmed back in April, Microsoft has indeed started today rolling-out its security update for Windows Phone 7. The firmware update 7.0.7392.0 is the expected fix for fraudulent third-party digital certificates. This update includes a critical fix to an industry-wide issue with nine untrusted digital certificates that were issued by one root certificate authority. These third-party digital certificates are used to access popular websites and email portals. Although this is not a Microsoft security vulnerability, these untrusted certificates may be used to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks against all web browser users.

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