Nokia outpaced rivals in 2011, now ranks as number-one global seller of Windows Phones–even though it didn’t launch until November. Nokia leapfrogged all its rivals during the fourth quarter of 2011 to take the top spot in the global ranking of Windows Phone producers, according to data from Strategy Analytics.
Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it has begun shipments of its N9 smartphone model, ahead of the Windows Phone 7 launch expected later this year. The cellphone maker said the N9, based on the MeeGo open platform, has free navigation and voice-guided maps, storage ranging from 16GB to 64GB and a swipe feature to return to ...
Windows Phone 7.5 adds long-awaited features like multitasking and native 4G support to Microsoft’s mobile platform. A Microsoft official said the company may begin distributing the widely-anticipated Mango update for Windows Phone 7 as early as next week.
Microsoft has announced that it will begin upgrading users to Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, in a week or two. “Boom…no more rumors. Mango to start rolling out on #windowsphone in just a week or two,” tweeted Windows Phone director Brandon Watson.
HTC and Samsung handsets feature built-in 4G support and front- and rear-facing cameras. AT&T has become the first U.S. carrier to show off smartphones that will be powered by Microsoft’s Mango update to Windows Phone 7.
Mango update confirmed for autumn; new handset makers include Fujitsu, Acer, and ZTE. Microsoft on Tuesday offered a preview of the first major update for Windows Phone 7, the platform the company is counting on to save it from irrelevance in the key smartphone market.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 didn’t meet initial expectations, according to an LG Electronics executive quoted by a blog, although he declined to offer sales figures. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 smartphone is proving an early disappointment, at least according to one LG Electronics executive.
Success with WP7 would hurt Android, help iPhone A prominent Wall Street analyst declared Friday that Windows Phone 7 has seen a “successful launch” and that Microsoft will heavily market the new platform further, leading to a possible pitched battle against Android smartphones that would leave the iPhone on top.
Yesterday, a trio of developers released software that will let Windows Phone 7 users install unapproved apps directly from their PC rather than having to go through the officially sanctioned Marketplace. As first reported by Engadget, ChevronWP7 was designed to help developers get around Microsoft’s notoriously restrictive app development process for its new phone OS. ...