Windows Phone 7 http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-7/news en-GB Windows Phone 7.5 Mango video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/windows-phone-75-mango-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update solid enough to compete against Android and iOS? 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/windows-phone-75-mango-video-review#comments Smartphones Windows Phone 7 Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:39:24 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423965 at http://www.stuff.tv Windows Phone 7.8 update imminent? http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-78-update-imminent/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks like the Windows Phone 7.8 update rollout has begun on the other side of the globe – so we could be next in line </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia-900_4_0.jpg?1364398035" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nokia-lumia-900_5.jpg?1364398035" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_323.jpg?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Windows Phone 7 owners have been twiddling their thumbs waiting for the Windows Phone 7.8 update – which brings older devices up to speed with a number of cool features from Windows Phone 8. Fortunately it looks like the wait is over, with Microsoft dishing up an early Christmas prezzie to owners of certain Nokia devices.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/rumour-mill/windows-phone-78-update-imminent </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-78-update-imminent/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-78-update-imminent/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:08:10 +0000 Ben Griffin 423764 at http://www.stuff.tv Windows Phone 7.8 features revealed http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-78-features-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No word on an exact release date for Windows Phone 7.8 but at least it appears we know what to expect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lumia-920_1.jpg?1364398035" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_327.jpg?1364398035" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Nokia customer feedback survey may have inadvertently given the lowdown on the long-awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/windows-phone-78-features-revealed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-78-features-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-78-features-revealed/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:19:11 +0000 Ben Griffin 423739 at http://www.stuff.tv No iPlayer on Windows Phone? It's Microsoft's fault http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/no-iplayer-windows-phone-its-microsofts-fault/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Auntie&#039;s waiting for Windows Phone 8 before it puts the BBC iPlayer on Microsoft&#039;s phones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bbc-iplayer-logo_0.jpg?1364399710" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4281.jpg?1364399710" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might be able to enjoy the BBC iPlayer on your trusty Xbox 360, but your Windows Phone won't be joining the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/bbc-iplayer-set-to-hit-windows-phone-soon">BBC television-streaming party</a> anytime soon.</p> <p>Speaking to WPCentral, the BBC blames the lack of an iPlayer app on technological differences, and the fact it wouldn't be wise to invest in Windows Phone 7 when Microsoft is gearing up to launch Windows Phone 8.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/no-iplayer-on-windows-phone-its-microsofts-fault </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/no-iplayer-windows-phone-its-microsofts-fault/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/no-iplayer-windows-phone-its-microsofts-fault/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:05:34 +0000 Ben Griffin 422440 at http://www.stuff.tv WisePilot Navigator Europe comes to Windows Phone http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/wisepilot-navigator-europe-comes-windows-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For those without Nokia Drive, there’s a turn-by-turn navigation app ready for you to find now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/windows-phone-wisepilot_0.jpg?1364400288" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5217.jpg?1364400288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nokia Lumia and HTC owners might be zipping about town easily thanks to Nokia Maps and the HTC Locations app – but other Windows Phone owners may, until now, have found themselves going in circles. Now WisePilot's come to their rescue with the WisePilot Navigator Europe app.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/wisepilot-navigator-europe-comes-to-windows-phone </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/wisepilot-navigator-europe-comes-windows-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/wisepilot-navigator-europe-comes-windows-phone/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Thu, 03 May 2012 11:21:28 +0000 Luke Edwards 421011 at http://www.stuff.tv Skype launches on Windows Phone http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/skype-launches-windows-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Microsoft VoIP service finally makes it out of beta on Redmond&#039;s own phone platform </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/skype-for-windows-phone_0.jpg?1364400329" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5329.jpg?1364400329" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's been in beta on Windows Phone since February, but now <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/microsoft-just-bought-skype-%E2%80%93-for-us85bn">Microsoft-owned</a> VoIP service Skype has finally been officially released on the <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/c3f8e570-68b3-4d6a-bdbb-c0a3f4360a51">Windows Phone Marketplace</a>.</p> <p>It serves up the usual Skype features – calling, video chat and instant messaging, plus cheap-rate calls using Skype Credit – all wrapped up in the Windows Phone Metro interface.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/stuff/skype-launches-on-windows-phone </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/skype-launches-windows-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/skype-launches-windows-phone/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:08:19 +0000 Stephen Graves 420861 at http://www.stuff.tv Netflix launches on Windows Phone today http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/netflix-launches-windows-phone-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start streaming TV and film to your Microsoft mobile right now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/netflix_wp7_0_0.jpg?1364396325" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/netflix_wp7_1.jpg?1364396325" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_736.jpg?1364396325" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All Windows Phones, yes all, can now stream Netflix in the UK and Ireland. Get yourself over to the Windows Phone Marketplace and download the Netflix App if you like watching TV and films anywhere you please. Of course a Netflix account will be needed but with plenty of offers giving free access for a trial period, it can’t hurt to try.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/netflix-launches-on-windows-phone-today </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/netflix-launches-windows-phone-today/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/netflix-launches-windows-phone-today/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 08:31:02 +0000 Luke Edwards 420748 at http://www.stuff.tv Windows Phone Tango screenshots leak http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-tango-screenshots-leak/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft Windows Phone 7.6 features leak, including a native voice recording app and multiple attachments for MMS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nokia-Lumia-710_0.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="277" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/windows-phone-tango-screenshot-1_0.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="243" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/windows-phone-tango-screenshot-2_0.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1338.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft is gearing up for the next update of its Windows Phone OS, but it looks like some Russians have been dancing the Tango early.</p> <p>Screenshots of Windows Phone 7.6 Tango have leaked on Russian site <a href="http://wp7forum.ru/utechka-chto-novenkogo-v-windows-phone-7-tango/">WP7forum.ru</a>, showing off some of its new features.</p> <p>Those features include a native voice recording app and the ability to add multiple attachments to a single MMS message, as seen above. You'll also be able to automatically download and update apps via Zune, as well as manage roaming settings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/rumour-mill/windows-phone-tango-screenshots-leak </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-tango-screenshots-leak/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-tango-screenshots-leak/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:33:10 +0000 Stephen Graves 419948 at http://www.stuff.tv Ziggy app arrives on Windows Phone 7 to take on Siri http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/ziggy-app-arrives-windows-phone-7-take-siri/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Getting Ziggy with it – Windows Phone 7 gets Siri-ous with this new virtual assistant app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AskZiggy_0_0.jpg?1364397238" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1762.jpg?1364397238" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been proven time and time again that where Apple goes, everyone else eventually follows. And with the arrival of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/vidcasts/apple-iphone-4s-siri-demo">Siri</a>, we've seen the inevitable copycats from the likes of Siri for Android (which has now been pulled from the Marketplace), <a href="https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tronton.cluzee.ui&amp;hl=en">Cluzee</a> and the purportedly soon-to-be-official Majel app from Google, which promises to provide a worthy alternative to Apple's virtual assistant.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/ziggy-app-arrives-on-windows-phone-7-to-take-on-siri </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/ziggy-app-arrives-windows-phone-7-take-siri/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/ziggy-app-arrives-windows-phone-7-take-siri/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 10:49:44 +0000 Lucy Hedges 419279 at http://www.stuff.tv Tango video calling app arrives on Windows Phone http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/tango-video-calling-app-arrives-windows-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tango on Mango with the video calling app – while you wait for Skype to arrive on Windows Phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="557" height="465" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tango-windows-phone_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="417" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rsz_tango-windows-phone_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2096.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tango is following apps like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/spotify-hits-windows-phone-7">Spotify</a> in migrating to the Windows Phone Marketplace – and it's a good job the video calling app has been snappy about it. With Microsoft having shelled out for Skype this summer, it should only be a matter of time until it's integrated into the mobile OS.</p> <p>For now, anyone with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango can make free phone and video calls over 3G and Wi-Fi once they've downloaded the Tango app – a fixture on the App Store and Android Market for quite some time already.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/tango-video-calling-app-arrives-on-windows-phone </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/tango-video-calling-app-arrives-windows-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/tango-video-calling-app-arrives-windows-phone/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:19:54 +0000 Sophie Charara 418724 at http://www.stuff.tv Nokia and Microsoft Windows phone reveal this month http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/nokia-and-microsoft-windows-phone-reveal-month/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia and Microsoft may get the Mango party started this month </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-nokia-buying-phone-division_0.jpg?1364401614" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3002.jpg?1364401614" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever since Nokia announced its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/nokia-adopts-windows-phone">tag team operation</a> with Microsoft, all thoughts immediately spring to Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 Mango handset, codenamed <a href="news/phone/news-nugget/nokia-windows-phone-7-sea-ray-video-leaked">Sea Ray</a>, whenever their names are uttered in the same sentence. This time, though, we may be right on the money.  </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/rumour-mill/nokia-and-microsoft-windows-phone-reveal-this-month </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/nokia-and-microsoft-windows-phone-reveal-month/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/nokia-and-microsoft-windows-phone-reveal-month/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:41:20 +0000 Lucy Hedges 417272 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft shows off Samsung Windows Phone Mango handset http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-shows-samsung-windows-phone-mango-handset/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And three other Windows Phone Mango smartphones from Fujitsu, Acer and ZTE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="520" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-winpho_0_0.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="520" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-winpho_1.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3176.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the two-horse smartphone race between Android phones and iPhones, it's easy to forget the Lib Dems of the mobile world. Yesterday, Microsoft put on a bit of a sprint, announcing not one but four new Windows Phone Mango handsets.</p> <p>The headliner was a Samsung handset, thought to be the SGH-i937, a phone that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Samsung smartphone also looks like it has a front facing camera, which could hint that rumours of a Windows 8 video calling service named Chatter are true.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/microsoft-shows-off-samsung-windows-phone-mango-handset </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-shows-samsung-windows-phone-mango-handset/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-shows-samsung-windows-phone-mango-handset/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:07:17 +0000 Sophie Charara 417012 at http://www.stuff.tv Bing Indoor Maps and visual voicemail come to Windows Phone 7 Mango http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/bing-indoor-maps-and-visual-voicemail-come-windows-phone-7-mango/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft outs some more headline features for its forthcoming Mango Windows Phone upgrade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="349" height="465" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vis-voice-mango_0.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="465" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vis-voice-mango-1_0.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3194.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Windows Phone 7 Mango has a few more tricks up its sleeve than originally thought. New features discovered by <a href="http://pocketnow.com/windows-phone/visual-voicemail-in-windows-phone-mango-video" target="_blank">pocketnow</a> include indoor maps and visual voicemail. Bing Indoor Maps can be used to find shops in a mall, saving you endless escalator rides in a fruitless quest for tacos or comic books, while visual voicemail lists phone messages on screen a la iOS (see screenshot above).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/software-and-os/news-nugget/bing-indoor-maps-and-visual-voicemail-come-to-windows-phone-7-mango </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/bing-indoor-maps-and-visual-voicemail-come-windows-phone-7-mango/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/bing-indoor-maps-and-visual-voicemail-come-windows-phone-7-mango/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:41:56 +0000 Sophie Charara 416977 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft encourages developers to port apps from Android http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-encourages-developers-port-apps-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When you want to sell your apps to the whole neighbourhood, who’re you gonna call? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="268" height="229" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/app_guy_2_0.png?1364401832" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="606" height="475" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Windows-Phone-7-series-logo_1.jpg?1364401832" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5493.jpg?1364401832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Phone platforms can be made or broken by their respective app stores and with Android and iOS devices flooding the market it’s no wonder that Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace is playing catch-up. In a bid to keep their shelves stocked with the latest and greatest, Microsoft has unleashed the App Guy tool to make it easier for developers to port over their lovingly crafted Android apps to Windows Phone 7 devices.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/microsoft-encourages-developers-to-port-apps-from-android </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-encourages-developers-port-apps-android/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-encourages-developers-port-apps-android/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:56:59 +0000 Esat Dedezade 416673 at http://www.stuff.tv Windows Phone ‘Mango’ to get over 500 new features http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-%E2%80%98mango%E2%80%99-get-over-500-new-features/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft announces bevy of improvements to its fledgling mobile OS. But is it enough to entice us away from Apples and ‘droids? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="606" height="475" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Windows-Phone-7-series-logo.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3483.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has let loose details of all the new features that will infuse our Windows Phone handsets later this year. The official ‘Mango’ update will offer a barrage of improvements, including webOS-like multitasking, a location-based IE9 browser, Bing vision search and a fancier email inbox view. The new social thread feature also handily lets you seamlessly communicate with your friends via messenger, Facebook and SMS on a single screen. Choosing your next smartphone just got a little more complicated, as it’ll come to all existing WinPho handsets, too.</p> <p> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/windows-phone-%E2%80%98mango%E2%80%99-to-get-over-500-new-features </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-%E2%80%98mango%E2%80%99-get-over-500-new-features/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-phone-%E2%80%98mango%E2%80%99-get-over-500-new-features/news#comments Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Wed, 25 May 2011 15:14:02 +0000 Paddy Smith 416535 at http://www.stuff.tv