Windows Phone Marketplace app store now available on the web

Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft has started pushing out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango software. This means that sometime in the next week or so there’s a good chance existing Windows Phone 7 users will be prompted to download and install an update. There are plenty of new features coming in Mango, including tighter integration with Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud services, improved social networking and music features, and turn-by-turn driving directions…. Read more »

Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango coming within two weeks

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Microsoft has been working on a major update to the Windows Phone 7 operating system for months, and now it’s finally ready to roll. The company has made two announcements today: The update will be called Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango was just a code-name). It will be available “in the next week or two.” While Microsoft will be rolling out the software update, users will get the… Read more »

Custom ROM brings Mango to older HTC Windows Phone 7 devices

DarkForcesTeam RSPL/HSPL for HTC WP7

Microsoft will soon begin pushing out Windows Phone 7 Mango as an over-the-air software update for devices currently running Windows Phone 7. But if you’ve got an HTC phone and you’re willing to do a little hacking (and warranty voiding) you don’t have to wait. DarkForcesTeam has put together a custom ROM for most HTC Windows Phone 7 devices. The DFT Freedom ROM is based… Read more »

Mango adds SkyDrive music streaming to Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone Mango SkyDrive Music

The Mango update for Windows Phone 7 will be available any day now, and while Microsoft has pointed out some of the highlights, it turns out there are a few hidden gems in the new software as well. For instance, Being Manan noticed that Mango lets you stream music from your Windows Live SkyDrive account to your phone. Basically if you’ve already uploaded MP3 music… Read more »

New Windows Phone 7 Mango beta available for developers

Microsoft recently released Windows Phone 7.1 Mango to manufacturers, which means that the first smartphones running the updated operating system should start hitting the streets in the next few months. But phone makers aren’t the only ones getting a new version of Windows Phone 7 this week. Microsoft has also released a new beta for developers. The Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 refresh isn’t exactly… Read more »

Windows Phone 7 Mango hits RTM, heads to carriers for testing

There’s good news for those of you who are waiting for the Windows Phone 7 Mango update to arrive on your smartphones: Mango has been released to manufacturers and is being sent to cellular carriers for certification. That should mean things are right schedule for the previously-announced September launch, though we could see Mango roll out even sooner. Fujitsu’s IS12T is set to hit retail shelves in… Read more »

Microsoft shows off Windows Phone 7 Mango’s social networking features

Windows Phone 7 social notifications

Microsoft is set to release the next major update to Windows Phone 7 soon. The update (code-named Mango) will bring a number of new features including support for multitasking, better messaging, an improved user interface for switching between apps, and support for visual voicemail. Another update is tight integration with Twitter and LinkedIn. This week Microsoft released a video showing how the new social features will… Read more »

Windows Phone 7 Mango usability improvements shown off by Microsoft

The Windows Phone 7 Mango update is coming soon(ish), and Microsoft is taking to the streets (or at least the web) to tout some of the upcoming operating system’s new features. Curiously, Microsoft chose to title its blog post “navigational improvements,” which probably got a lot of curious readers thinking they’d see Mango’s turn-by-turn directions feature shown off in greater detail. Unfortunately, they were talking… Read more »