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CDMA WP7 phones coming, as well as the platform's update

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CDMA WP7 phones coming, as well as the platform's update
Rumours circulated that the much-anticipated WP7 update is set to arrive this month, but if the reported words of Microsoft officials are of any indication, then it's coming in "30 to 60 days". Also, the update will bring CDMA support for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets, which are said to be the HTC 7 Mozart and the Samsung Omnia 7.

The long promised copy-and-paste function, as well as permission to only search within apps, music and games are also to make appearance on Microsoft's mobile OS thanks to this update.

Furthermore, Amazon and Flickr apps are set to become available in 2011 and MS is cooking a "massive Bing update", although nothing definite is known about it at the moment.

Most of the rumours that we hear about the WP7 update are contradicting each other, since it has been strongly suggested that the HTC 7 Trophy is destined for Verizon, while the HTC 7 Pro is going to Sprint. Of course, it's still unspecified which device is going to which carrier, so we are patiently waiting for Microsoft's official word on the subject.

source: Mobility Digest

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posted on 07 Jan 2011, 09:12 1

1. Mike (unregistered)


Does anyone actually care about this? Windows mobile seems to be a long way away from being a flagship device. I think Microsoft has done a great job with changing their OS, but honestly Android has taken off this year. Its the flagship on just about every carrier. It has really become a force abroad as well, and after this CES clearly every manufacturer has a favorite. Microsoft has just chosen a poor time to take on Google and their OS. Gingerbread is bringing hardware acceleration and Honeycomb is bringing in a better looking OS. Plus the overlays are getting better. The updates aside from Samsung are getting more definite and faster. The Android devices are stronger and have more 3rd party support. That Motorola laptop dock for their device is a thing of beauty. Honestly all Android needs are some prettier stock apps and that is it. Windows is taking on what has become a lion.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 09:15

2. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


Yeas Windows has a long way to go. I give them about 2 years and they should be all the way on ther feet. I hear they still dont have any custom ringtone. Nobody likes At&t's ringtones so thats a major frown

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 09:54 1

3. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Windows has a long way to go, but is an amazing device. I like it because it is one of the only phones with a unique UI

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 10:29 2

4. Fanboykiller (unregistered)


They should stay GSM only cuz CDMA is Obsolete already and very slow........!!!!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 14:57 5

6. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)


you moron, cdma doesnt have anything to do with speed, its for the voice network, the data is going through an entirely different spectrum. Thats why you can have a cdma LTE phone pulling down 30mbps. Not to mention cdma breaks up the call amongst 3 different bands at once minimizing dropped calls and facilitating tower swapping while in motion.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 13:17 1

5. xtroid2k (Posts: 384; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Android is a wonderful OS and it goes on wonderful devices. However in reality just like iOS most of the apps for android are not that great. Just cause you have a large number does not mean its a large quanity of quality apps. I'm sure the same will be fore microsoft. I agree that Microsoft is taking way to long to come out with competitive solutions however sometimes being first doet mean the best. I would say Microsoft has really designed a supurb OS despite lacking a few obvious features. People should really give microsoft alittle more credit for doing something right instead of bashing them or passing them off as a non serious competitor for years to come.

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:53 2

7. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


They should be releasing 4G versions, instead...

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 01:56

8. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)


that the mike dude....

android is looking pretty good now but why bash microsoft for trying. competition is always good. sure android is winning at the moment, but just like any os, their day will come when they let their foot off the gas and another os takes over as the front runner.

thats the beauty of competition. dont hate it, having options are always good

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