Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with New Features
Microsoft today announced that Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is finally available to users of WP7 devices. Microsoft said it is providing the update to 98% of its WP7 user-base across all carriers and devices at once. Individuals will still need to check with the WP7 'Where's My Update' tool (which was updated this morning) to see when it should become available for their handset. The update cannot be done over the air, and requires connecting to a computer to be installed. Sprint has indicated that Mango is available for the HTC Arrive starting today, making it among the first WP7 handsets to receive the Mango update. Along with the availability, Microsoft unveiled a few new features for its mobile platform. Mango now supports visual voicemail, and mobile hotspot for up to five devices (depending on carrier/handset support). Mango phones also gain access to a web-based version of the Microsoft Marketplace that allows users to browse for apps on their computer and then click to install them to their phones.
HTC knocks out the first Windows Phone 7 handset for Sprint in the Arrive, a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and the latest software from Microsoft. Does anything set the Arrive apart from the crop of WP7 phones?
Hands-on with the full range of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 devices announced this week, including the HTC HD7 and Surround, LG Quantum, Samsung Focus, and Dell Venue Pro.
Phone Scoop received an HTC Arrive review unit from Sprint today. The Arrive is the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 device for Sprint and offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Apr 2, 2012
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission's web site reveal information about an unannounced device from LG. According to the documents, the LG LS831 supports CDMA in the EMSR band (800MHz), which only Sprint uses.
Jun 13, 2011
U.S. Cellular today announced the HTC 7 Pro, the company's first Windows Phone 7 smartphone.
Available for HTC HD7 on T-Mobile