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. "We're going to keep coming with new devices in order to have something to talk about." Nokia has drastically slowed the introduction of new phones as it transitions from Symbian to Windows Phone 7 for its smartphones. The first Nokia WP7 handsets are expected late this year or early in 2012. Harlow also indicated that the company has changed its attitude regarding CDMA and is in talks with American network operators. "We are working in a collaborative way across the triad of Nokia, Microsoft and the operators," she said. Nokia will rely on Microsoft's partnerships with the U.S. carriers to gain a better foothold in the U.S.
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Nov 28, 2011
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Apr 16, 2011
Microsoft has provided an update to the status of AT&T's Windows Phone 7 devices and the NoDo update. According to the Windows Phone Blog, the LG Quantum and Samsung Focus have passed the testing phase and are now in the scheduling phase.
May 26, 2011
Microsoft has indicated that it is still working to add the tethering feature to its Windows Phone 7 platform. In response to questions on the Windows Phone Developers Blog, Microsoft's Matt Bencke said, "I appreciate your pain around tethering.
May 16, 2011
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.