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Wednesday, 27.07.11
UNVEILED: HTC Puccini Android Tablet shows its front and back
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

The Boy Genius Report has received information that HTC has a new 10" Android tablet in work. According to BGR's information, the HTC Puccini (codename) will feature a 8 megapixel main camera as well as a front facing camera, stereo speakers and a microphone. Furthermore, it seems that the Puccini will also support HTC's digitizer pen input like it's smaller 7" brother, the HTC Flyer. Earlier reports suggested that the Puccini will be powered by 1.5 GHz CPU (while it's unknown if this will be again a single-core or this time a dual-core chipset). However, the obvious lack of hardware keys seems to confirm that the Puccini will be released with Android 3.x aka Honeycomb.

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FIRST: KDDI announces the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T Windows Phone Mango Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - at 12:34 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Following yesterday's official Mango RTM-release, Japanese KDDI is the first carrier which officially announced the upcoming launch of a brand new Windows Phone 7.1 Mango smartphone, manufactured by Fujitsu Toshiba. The IS12T will be available in three stylish colors (magenta (does T-Mobile knows about it?), citrus and black) and the dust- and waterproof (first of its kind) Windows Phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, supporting GSM/CDMA2000 1×EV-DO Rev.A, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. It features a 3.7" WVGA capacitive touchscreen as well as a massive 13.2 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash.

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RTM: Microsoft finished work on Windows Phone Mango - Released to Manufacturing
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:34 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Big news for Microsoft! Yesterday, the Windows Phone development team officially signed-off on the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of "Mango" which will be officially called Windows Phone 7.1. This is the point where the software is feature-complete, Microsoft has done all its work, coding and debugging, and handing the code to its handset and mobile operator partners to optimize Mango for their specific phone and network configurations. Officially announced during the Mobile World Congress in February, Microsoft Mango will bring more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and the Internet.

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Thursday, 21.07.11
SNEAK-PEAK: Microsoft videos show highlights of the upcoming Windows Phone 7.1 Mango release
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:44 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Curious what's new in Windows Phone 7.1 Mango? Microsoft has just released a series of videos where the people behind Windows Phone Mango explain the one or the other new feature they were responsible for. For instance there's an interview with Microsoft's Program Manager who was in charge for the new E-Mail conversation view. Furthermore it's demonstrated how easy it is to keep the Windows Phone Mango Inbox organized without the effort. Or the interview with the Program Manager responsible for linked Inboxes and the idea behind it, who shows how easy it is to retrieve E-Mails and link multiple Inboxes, plus other exciting changes made to the E-Mail experience.

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Wednesday, 20.07.11
SNEAK-PEAK: Microsoft shows Windows Phone Mango Twitter and LinkedIn integration on Video
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:40 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Since last week, it's somewhat official that Microsoft employees are trialing a near-final Windows Phone Mango build which now features the long awaited Twitter integration. And Microsoft is kind enough to share a video with us showing how the Twitter - and LinkedIn - integration works. As expected, Twitter (and LinkedIn) will be part of the Peoples hub and showing the new stream in a similar way as Windows Live and Facebook updates were shown so far. However, Microsoft also realized that that a unified news stream with Windows Live, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn updates can become pretty noisy and therefore added the option in Mango to select which news streams should be displayed.

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Tuesday, 19.07.11
DEMO: Nokia Sea Ray Windows Phone shows its Face on Video (again) - this time for real
Posted by Arne Hess - at 09:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Look at this, it seems someone took a Nokia Sea Ray, you remember - Nokia's first and most likely upcoming Microsoft Windows Phone, out of the Chinese production-line to give it a first, not Nokia-authorized hands-on video which shows the smartphone from all angles. But not only the hardware got a first hands-on but also the Mango UI and the camera. Furthermore it seems to be confirmed now, that Nokia's Sea Ray will use similar touch-sensitive navigation buttons like HTC's Windows Phones have. WPCentral even got the info, that the Sea Ray in question is running a RTM (Release To Manufacturer) version of Mango which would mean that Microsoft and Nokia are pretty much ready for prime-time.

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Thursday, 14.07.11
INTEGRATION: Microsoft tests Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Twitter support
Posted by Arne Hess - at 16:13 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It's somewhat obvious that Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7.1 release will natively support Twitter in the People Hub, like it was supporting Facebook right from the launch. And similar to Facebook's new chat integration, it's expected that Twitter will be connected through Windows Live. This makes even more sense since it seems that Microsoft has turned-on Twitter for Windows Phone Mango for some selected staff and the first tweets from random employees hit the web the other days. Neither the regular Mango developer release nor Windows Live is supporting Twitter as of today but the tweets in question have the following information: "via Windows Phone (via Windows Live)"

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Wednesday, 13.07.11
UNVEILED: Microsoft previews new Windows Phones from Acer, Fujitsu, Samsung and ZTE [with Video]
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:49 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

At yesterday's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote, Microsoft showed the first results of its new Windows Phone 7 partners. While it's not new that Microsoft got Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE on-board, this was already announced back in May, we haven't seen Mango-powered Windows Phones from the so far. However, yesterday Microsoft gave a first sneak-peak or Acer's, Fujitsu's and ZTE's work and while the Acer and ZTE phones looked pretty much like a Windows Phone, the Fujitsu device was mentioned to be waterproof. However, the biggest surprise was an upcoming Windows Phone from Samsung - who is one of the initial Windows Phone 7 launch partners.

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Saturday, 02.07.11
UPDATE: Microsoft releases Facebook for Windows Phone v2 - finally featuring Push Notifications
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:55 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

On Thursday, Microsoft has released Facebook for Windows Phone 7 v2.0 which finally brings the missing push notifications to Windows Phone. According to Microsoft's Facebook app page, this release is featuring a preview of push notifications (toast and tiles) and also has a few bug fixes, in particular around watching videos. Funny enough that Microsoft itself says that "It is still not perfect, but better". While push notifications are part of v2.0, both - toast and tile notification - have to be enable from the app's settings menu. Following notifications are supported: Messages, Wall posts, Feed comment and Feed comment reply.

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HACK: Free Mango for all? Workaround provides Windows Phone 7.1 upgrade for everybody
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:45 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It was somewhat clear that sooner or later some developers will find a way to bring the recently launched Windows Phone 7.1 Mango upgrade to everybody; which was supposed to be available for registered and approved Microsoft Windows Phone developers only - who paid US$ 99 to get some early Beta love. But heck, I haven't expected that it comes that fast. As windows phone hacker reported yesterday, a workaround was made available which allows to flash Mango to any Windows Phone 7 device, doesn't matter if developer or just user. As expected, Microsoft's way to distribute Mango to developer devices is redirecting registered devices to a special update server, instead of using the public one for regular updates.

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Friday, 01.07.11
UPGRADE: Foursquare releases Foursquare v2 for Windows Phone - adds new Features and Services
Posted by Arne Hess - at 13:59 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

It might be no surprise for you, that - especially after I've unlocked my 1000 check-ins badge today - I'm a big Foursquare friend and user. Following earlier this week's great v2 4th & Mayor upgrade, today also Foursquare itself has relaunched it's Windows Phone 7 client and brought it to v2; which finally comes with a lot of improvements and enhancements. While the original Windows Phone 7 Foursquare client was somewhat basic and buggy, lacking a lot of features, v2 supports all the latest and greatest Foursquare features. First of all, it comes with a new design and looks more colorful now. However, finally it also shows Foursquare specials around, allows to explore and even also allows to upload photos to check-ins now.

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