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Windows Phone 7 "Mango" update is on the way with IE Mobile 9 and HTML5 support

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Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, will be kicking off the MWC on Monday with a keynote speech. During the conference, it is expected that Microsoft will discuss "Mango", the first major upgrade for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The Redmond based firm  aims to get the upgrade out in time for the 2011 holiday season. The August/September period is being talked about as a potential target date for the upgrade, leaving plenty of time before presents are exchanged.

According to tipsters for ZD Net, included in the upgrade will be IE Mobile 9. Current Windows Phone 7 handsets are equipped with a browser that combines IE Mobile 7 with part of IE Mobile 8. "Mango" will bring IE Mobile 9 to Windows Phone 7 devices, and through the browser will come support for HTML5.

Before this major software upgrade becomes available, this March Microsoft is expected to bring out the "NoDo" upgrade which will add "copy and paste" functionality to the platform among other things. Other features soon to be added include Multi-tasking for third party apps and integration of Twiiter into the People Hub. Whether this will be part of a separate update in between "NoDo" and "Mango" is not known.

Besides discussing software, there is some speculation that Microsoft will use the MWC to announce a new set of hardware requirements for Windows Phone 7.

And when it comes to MWC, we will be there to bring you hands-on reports on the phones and tablets that you have been interested in. Make phoneArena your source for hands-on reports and news direct from Barcelona starting February 14th.

source: ZDNet via Gizmodo

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posted on 11 Feb 2011, 12:59 2

1. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


new requirements- quad core, 2GB ddr3-RAM with graphics of 1GB ddr5...
or better try to fix the maximuss retardicus errors they've put(left) from the start....

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 05:13

9. lubbalots (unregistered)


what "maximuss retardicus errors" are you talking about? I have the HTC HD7 and haven't seen this "maximuss retardicus errors." Stop complaining and enjoy wp7 for what it is, a non iphone copycat, and look forward to nodo and mango. Jeazus, people and their whining!

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 09:47 3

10. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


- No system-wide file manager

- No Bluetooth file transfers

- No USB mass storage mode

- Running apps switcher

- Custom ringtones

- No copy/paste

- GPS + Turn By Turn + Integration

- HTML5

- Flash or Silverlight support in the web browser

- No system-wide file manager

-Too dependent on Zune software for computer file management and syncing

-No internet tethering support

=These are SOME of the disadvantages, and are not ALL are important for ALL users.. Some can live without tethering or HTML5 or file-manager...

BUT...

These same dumbz misses originate from iOS and believe me, i can not find a reasonable thought
WHY DID MS LEAVE-OUT IMPORTANT STUFF FROM WP7, CONSIDERING IT WAS THERE IN PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF WINDOWS MOBILE...

must be the bad cocainz employees sniff courtesy of applez spies...

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:53

2. kyud0 (unregistered)


I think requirements will be smaller, because of nokia... Which would be good thing, as wp7 would be more affordable

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:55

3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Looks like WP7 is starting to roll... Seems like they need more glitter - maybe marketing, more push for app development, a more invested group at software to push for updates in a more timely manner!

But things are looking up.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 13:59

4. bluechrism (unregistered)


It had better work on something like an ARM 680Mhz processor with 256MB ram, and 1200Mhz battery.
See here for new spec baseline.
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Nokia-N8_id4543

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 19:25

5. chunky1x (Posts: 223; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Why are they naming updates after foods?

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 20:41

6. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


because mango's are delish

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 22:21

7. chassis 3 (unregistered)


What about Chassis 3... with candybar and physical querty, like BB or Droid Pro..

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 01:52

8. guest (unregistered)


Hey chunky1x.....what about gingerbread? Is that not a food?

posted on 13 Feb 2011, 16:51

12. dkelz313 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


Yeah all of androids OS versions are some type of food, but its funny how Microsoft is unable to come up with something of their own instead of copying android.

posted on 12 Feb 2011, 18:05

11. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


so their saying its windows 7.1??? :\ xD

posted on 24 Feb 2011, 19:13

13. pagan1980 (unregistered)


Release an average phone and promise exciting updates to come in the next version.

Apple used a similar approach for iPhone. iPhone1 was basically an iPod Touch that could make calls

Of course if the product falls too short of what users are prepared to put up with in the short term you're looking at a mass failure

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 22:02

14. Seattles (unregistered)


Does anyone know if mango will include wifi hotspot or teathering fuctionality?

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