'NoDo' A Go from Microsoft
Microsoft has begun distributing the 'NoDo' update to devices running Windows Phone 7. The update adds copy and paste, better Marketplace search, and cleans up some bugs. Users can get the update by connecting to their PC. The HTC Arrive ships with NoDo installed.
Liveblog: Windows Phone Update 2011
We're on the scene in NYC for Microsoft's spring event revealing new Windows Phone features and partnerships. Tune in to our liveblog at 10am eastern for the blow-by-blow.
Microsoft Names Mango Business Features for WP7
In a blog post today, Microsoft provided details on a few previously unannounced new features that will be part of the Mango build of Windows Phone 7. These new features are targeted at business users and add to the WP7 platform's collaboration tools.
Navteq Re-Org to Focus On Social-Location Service
According to an internal memo supplied to Phone Scoop, Nokia and Navteq are undertaking a massive reorganizational approach to their mapping and social networking services. The three foundational elements behind this change are being made to support the following: new social-location applications, services, and developer experiences that engage a large user-base to build a winning brand and ecosystem together with Microsoft; high-value location content enabling differentiated experiences; and high-value advertising network monetizing the ecosystem by providing local commerce services for brands and merchants.
HTC Surround Now Receiving NoDo Update
Microsoft recently revealed that it has finalized the February and March NoDo updates for the HTC Surround, which is available from AT&T. Both updates can be installed by HTC Surround users.
Nokia to Release New WP7 Handsets Frequently
Speaking to PCMag, Nokia's chief of smart devices Jo Harlow said that the company plans to release new Windows Phone 7 handsets at a fairly regular pace. "We should be launching new devices in a rhythm that might be every couple of months, every three months, something like that," she said.
So... just like an iPhone.
If I recall correctly, a message should go out over the air telling you to update, but that relies on carriers, so it may be a few days.
Too bad the rumors weren't true...
And for goodness sake, Microsoft, catch up with every other phone company in the world and provide custom ringtone support.