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  • Fun new Xbox LIVE games come to Windows Phone

    10 August 2011, 12:40 pm by: Paul Thurrott

    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…
  • Charlie Kindel is Leaving Microsoft

    8 August 2011, 3:41 pm by: Paul Thurrott

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

    27 July 2011, 2:05 pm by: Paul Thurrott

    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 ……
  • First Windows Phone "Mango" Handset Unveiled

    27 July 2011, 9:30 am by: Paul Thurrott

    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…
  • Microsoft releases Windows Phone 7 “Mango” to manufacturing

    26 July 2011, 2:55 pm by: Paul Thurrott

    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 →
  • Microsoft challenges Dilbert creator to try Windows Phone

    25 July 2011, 9:08 am by: Paul Thurrott

    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…
  • A preview of coming Windows Phone handsets

    24 July 2011, 10:00 am by: Paul Thurrott

    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 →
  • Mango has NOT RTM’d, probably won’t until September

    23 July 2011, 10:13 am by: Paul Thurrott

    I suppose the phrase “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet” goes without saying. Until it doesn’t. Moronic bloggers far and wide, accustomed to simply printing, reprinting, and re-reprinting every single bit of information that crosses…
  • Changes to the App Hub developer portal

    20 July 2011, 1:06 pm by: Paul Thurrott

    Microsoft today announced some changes to its App Hub developer portal. Additionally, it revealed that developers can begin submitting Mango apps to App Hub in August, which is likely the source of those bogus “could Mango ship in August?” rumors. ……
  • Samsung Focus v1.4 to get NoDo soon

    18 July 2011, 5:07 pm by: Paul Thurrott

    You may recall that Microsoft was surprised to discover that Samsung had secretly shipped a number of Focus firmware versions, some of which have caused problems over time with various Windows Phone software updates. The most problematic of these firmware ……

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