Mango to Add 17 New Languages, Expand Market Purchasing
Microsoft today revealed in a blog post that Windows Phone 7 Mango will support 17 additional languages when it launches later this year. The new languages include: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish. These are in addition to the five languages that WP7 already supports. In addition to the new languages, Mango will support 20 new keyboard layouts to match the new languages. Mango will also increase the number of countries in which WP7 users can purchase applications from the Marketplace by 35. Microsoft said it continues to work on support for more languages and keyboards, and will improve upon those that it already offers over time. Not all languages and all keyboards will be available on all devices, as it will depend on manufacturer, carrier, and the local market in which the device is sold.
May 24, 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.
Nov 28, 2011
Microsoft recently provided an update to its Windows Phone 7 Connector application for Apple computers. Version 2.01 now includes new features such as syncing with Apple's Aperture program; file drag-and-drop; ringtone transfers; better video conversion; and new support for WP7.5 Marketplace.
Nov 18, 2011
Microsoft today rolled out a promotion that gives anyone who purchases a new Windows Phone 7 device a $25 gift card that can be used to purchase applications from the Microsoft Marketplace. Microsoft didn't say how long the promo will last.
Nov 9, 2011
AT&T today announced via its Facebook page that it will begin offering the HTC Titan Windows Phone Mango device starting November 20 for $199.99 with a new agreement.