Windows Phone Mango overview: Asian language input

WINRUMORS reports on Windows Phone Mango overview: Asian language input.


WP7 Mango business features – email conversation view on tap

WINRUMORS reports on business features for Mango, email conversation view on tap.

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Windows Phone Mango Bing Audio and Vision Updates

The Start screen of Windows Phone 7
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Once again WINRUMORS brings a great video of some of the NEW stuff being baked into the MANGO update.

Click here to see the Audio & Visual update for Mango.

Don’t forget we still have the Windows Phone Apollo update to come (Windows Phone 8). Bing Audio and Vision allow users to simply scan items such as books, CDs or DVDs and have Bing confirm the product, online pricing and reviews.

The Bing Vision piece will even allow you to scan product barcodes to locate groceries and other items online. Although many of the features are available in rival platforms and separate applications, Microsoft’s tight integration into the core of the operating system means that the every Windows Phone user will get the new features.

Microsoft has also built-in Bing Audio. Similar to Shazam, the service will allow you to locate music that is playing in the background or on the radio. Microsoft takes this one step further though. Through its deep Zune integration, Windows Phone Mango users can simply search for background music and then have it streamed to the device via Zune pass, within seconds. The feature is stunning considering it’s a part of the core operating system.

Microsoft’s final piece of Bing Vision is the translation and OCR features. Bing Vision can read a bunch of text from a book and then convert it into several different languages in an augmented reality style.

It’s true that Iphone and Ipad have an app for this, but this will be BAKED into the phone itself.

Happy Mango month to all WP7 users.


Windows Phone 7.5 Mango feature list and Demo

WINRUMORES have a comprehensive list of features for the upcoming Mango update, check out there site to read it.

Click here to see the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” feature list and Demo

Windows Phone Mango feature demos

Check out this run through of the Windows Phone Mango updates from WINRUMORS.

I want some of that Mango juice in my windows phone 7.

Kelly Sommers aka @kellabyte writes “Windows Phone 7 Mango: My feedback as I peel it apart”

I love my Windows Phone 7, it’s a Samsung Omnia 7, but still I am anxious that Microsoft don’t drop the ball on my pet phone.

Mango is coming to the UK soon, but it’s not here yet. In the meantime pull up a chair, kick back, and have a cup of coffee, tea or a beverage of your choice as you read Kelly Sommers (AKA @KELLABYTE) blog of a geek girl software developer” as she talks about her experience when she installed the Mango update on her phone.

So enough of me, Kick back and enjoy: Windows Phone 7 Mango: My feedback as I peel it apart

How To Run Mango On A Windows Phone 6.5 HTC HD2

My photo of a HTC HD2.
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The Mango Beta update for Windows phone 7 has been seen running on a HTC HD2 Windows phone 6.5 handset. Coders at XDA Developers have install the latest beta version of Windows Phone 7 Mango onto the Windows Phone 6.5 HTC HD2.

HTC HD2 Running Mango Beta 1

Microsoft have acknowledged the ingenuity of the team responsible and has given its tacit approval, but stopped short of endorsing the practice as it will void the warranty on the phone as you have to unlock the phone’s original bootloader in order to install the new operating system.

Bill Cox from Microsoft said in a statement to AllThingsD, “We say tinker away with Mango and enjoy the juice, but beware the fine print unlocking phones may void your warranty.”

The HTC HD2 would have almost qualified for the windows phone hardware spec, it had a 4.3 inch display and 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but it missed out on the required buttons.