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Microsoft is holding an event in NYC on May 24th to unveil the next major release of WP7

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Microsoft is holding an event in NYC on May 24th to unveil the next major release of WP7
Earlier today, we explained in an article all of the exciting set of new features that are expected to come out of the Mango update for Windows Phone 7, like turn-by-turn navigation, but now it seems that Microsoft will be hosting an event to showcase it.

Scheduled to “lift the curtain on the next major release of Windows Phone,” Microsoft is holding a preview event in New York City on May 24th – the same day that Samsung will be hosting their very own event as well. Heading into the scorching summer season, this unveiling can seemingly give the new mobile platform some visibility amongst the competition right now. Naturally, major updates like Mango will undoubtedly rejuvenate the platform so that it’ll be able to compete on the same level as its peers.

As much as we’re looking forward to hearing and seeing all the new exciting features coming out of the next major release of Windows Phone 7, it’ll be interesting to find out when exactly existing handsets will see it.

via BGR

Microsoft is holding an event in NYC on May 24th to unveil the next major release of WP7

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posted on 09 May 2011, 15:10

1. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


i was a WINMO 5 & 6 user ... let's see if they can catch up with iOS and android...

imo they are loosing ground day by day

posted on 09 May 2011, 17:20 3

4. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


actually they r doing much better! and for below: no i doubt microsoft would ever purchasse nokia...since when have they ever been a hardware company

posted on 09 May 2011, 22:46 1

15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Nah, they are going to announce the purchase of RIM....

posted on 10 May 2011, 00:24 2

17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


definately not... i dont think they will ever do hardware... skype seems like a better purchase

posted on 10 May 2011, 00:56

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


No hardware? What is Xbox?

At least RIM has a software component to it.

posted on 10 May 2011, 08:01

21. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


i'm sure he means only the "Phones" sector

posted on 09 May 2011, 17:00

2. Plethora (unregistered)


Could it be that Samsung & Microsoft are secretly planning a joint announcement of another Windows-based phone or is it just a rather odd coincidence that these two companies are holding "separate" announcements on the same day? (I wonder what the conspiracy theorists would say? LOL!)

posted on 09 May 2011, 17:15

3. OsirisRa (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


Microsoft will announce Mango and the purchase of Nokia.

posted on 09 May 2011, 19:09

5. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


interesting but doubtful

posted on 10 May 2011, 05:55

19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Thinking about the news of a pending acquisition of Skype by MS, I suspect MS will announce that Skpe will be included in the next update/release of WP7. Then at some later point, Skype won't work with the other other handset OSs (anyone remember 'DOS isn't done until Lotus won't run...'?).

Is anyone who currently uses Skype ready to make the switch to WP7? I am not.

posted on 10 May 2011, 08:06 1

22. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


no i hardly that MS would take such a stupid step. Skype in itself is an awesome service and has very diverse customer base and a lot of people have started using it on mobile phones now for easier and cheap Voip calls, including me. Making it exclusive to WP7 will definitely cause skype to lose a whole chunk of customers, and eventually it will lose its competition in the voip segment.

What i think will happen is that MS will integrate Skype deep into WP7 and give it a unique advantage over other OS applications. thats all.

posted on 10 May 2011, 08:01

20. sonisoe (Posts: 320; Member since: 06 May 2009)


yup yup i would love to see microsoft acquire RIM....

posted on 10 May 2011, 08:34

23. Seylan (unregistered)


Mango is certainly going to be there, its confirmed...I'm hoping that they will NOT announce any Nokia's yet...I rather wait for something epic,in a few months time, than a rushed out device..

posted on 10 May 2011, 09:43

24. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


MAY 24TH IS SOOOOO CLOSE!! CANNOT WAIT!

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