Windows Phone 7.5 Launching on September 1st

Windows Phone 7.5 launch

The coming out party for Windows Phone Mango, which will be known as Windows Phone 7.5, is rumored to be on September 1st. According to Pocket-Link, trusted sources indicate that Microsoft will use Europe's IFA in Berlin as venue for showcasing new devices running Mango. IFA is Europe's largest consumer electronics show with companies like Samsung, Acer, ZTE and LG showcasing … [Read more...]

Windows Phone Mango Released to Manufacturing

The next major milestone in the release of Windows Phone Mango is official according to the Windows Phone Blog. Microsoft has signed off on Windows Phone Mango, moving it to the released to manufacturing stage. For current users, the update unfortunately will not be available until this fall. This should pave the way for manufacturers to ramp up production for the second … [Read more...]

How to update to Mango without being a Windows Phone developer

Windows Phone Mango

You've seen the extensive Mango walkthroughs, seen developers on Twitter gloating about being able to update to the Mango beta and wondered how you were going to make it until the fall release. Some industrious individuals, both at XDA and Windows Phone Hacker, have compiled a few tools to help the common folk make the update to Mango beta. We make no claims as to what this … [Read more...]

Windows Phone Will Get One Major Update Per Year

Nothing real surprising here, but we've got some official confirmation on the update schedule of Windows Phone 7 (and Windows Phone 8 when that comes). MobileTechWorld noticed a job posting that indicates the update police for Windows Phone will be "one major update a year, and some unspecified number of minor updates." The job posting is for a Program Manager, who will be … [Read more...]