Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7.1

By Emil · 41 replies
May 24, 2011
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  1. Microsoft today announced and previewed Windows Phone 7.1 (codenamed Mango), which the company says will include over 500 new features. Frankly, with everything that is in the update, we're surprised…

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  2. Let the bashing begin.
  3. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,436

    It really needs this update. I love my windows phone but there are a lot of things that it needs.
  4. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    yeah, i have an omnia 7 and what i really want is an update to the browser.
  5. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,379   +286

    WoW looks good, hoping for more info about it, specs etc...Just if it was lil thinner :p

    Now the price...
  6. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Would love to load my HTC 7 Mozart with Mango :D
  7. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Interesting, would consider a W7P but the dual core SGS2 looks too alluring to me to pass up
  8. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    If you're not in a rush, wait to see what windows phones are on the market with the release of Mango.
  9. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    No offense to anyone or thing but unlike Android, WinPhone7 takes FULL advantage of what little and old hardware it has. So even though SnapDragon processors aren't fantastic, WinPhone7 runs fantastic because they use full hardware acceleration and that will include Internet Explorer 9.
  10. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I wasn't offended :) There's no real interesting Win7 phones out now and the SGS2 comes out next month (here anyway)
  11. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    I'm glad to see that they've included the landscape address bar in IE!

    If there was one thing that I would request to be added, it's batch text message deleting! I've got so many old texts, but I'm too lazy to go through, one-by-one, and delete them.
  12. You dont have to do one by one. Go to main where there name is and hold on their name. You can delete all msgs from that contact.
  13. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Nice update. And my hd7 is quite interesting and fast :)
  14. Awesome.....Now thats reducing the Iphone and Android to rubble... There is a reason why Microsoft is a Giant.
  15. z0k!

    z0k! TS Rookie Posts: 61

    ..sure u would,would you like to count the seeds too? :)
  16. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Not sure how an update that hasn't been released yet reduces the most popular smart phone, the iPhone and the most popular mobile OS, Android, to rubble.
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I agree with one part i.e. 'no interesting phone (hardware wise) is out there' when it comes to WP7 (may be a little exception can be Omnia because of SOLED); but when it comes to OS and user interface, WP7 is well ahead of Android's cheap looking copied interface (no offense to android users, by the way I have SGS) :p
  18. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Haven't played around with a win7 phone so i cant comment on how it operates. Even based on the new update and the current line of win7 phones, impressive as they are, a dual core android phone appeals greatly to me, not to mention the, supposed, improvement to GPS (SGS GPS == EPIC FAIL)

    When manufacturers start bringing out dual core win7 phones, then i'll start getting serious at looking at a win7 phone, until then i will stick with Android, does what I want it to do.

    I figured you would have gotten a new win7 phone by now :)
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I have played around with Omnia 7, and I think MS has the best UI amongst the three top mobile OS (i.e. iOS and Android the other two). I think one main reason for Android's success has been the fact that 'it is a freeware' hence it make lots of economic sense for cell phone makers to sell smartphones based on it. But the same 'freeware*' nature of it is the epic downfall of this thing, because everyone slaps their own stupid UI on top of Android's pretty dumb one in the first place. This also means that most major instabilities Android suffers are because of the 'telecommunication company', hence, the technology company (i.e. Google) may not be responsible for all such instabilities.

    I think one area where MS needs to review its policy is, hardware side of the offerings, instead of forcing them to use similar/same hardware they should simply state 'minimum requirements' and let them choose the maximum ones so it would help them differentiate from others.

    On SGS GPS yes it is, brilliant hardware wasted by slapping Android with their stupid UI on it, I wish I could root it (I can't do it because from day one it simply refuses to connect via USB to any computer I can get my hands on) and perhaps even totally get rid of Android on it.

    * By the way I don't believe in non-sense that open source or freeware is always good. If they were, open source would have taken over the IT world by now. Another way of looking at it is, Google's share price would never have fallen from 644$ (that is highest one I remember and could verify) to about 518$. :rolleyes:
  20. Most popular phone (Nokia) + WM7 = Most popular phone.
  21. stupidusernames

    stupidusernames TS Rookie

    4:58 into this video....

    .... . . . . . .

    sing and a miss!
  22. stupidusernames

    stupidusernames TS Rookie

    swing and a miss*
  23. Will pass... not worth my cash!!
  24. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Use Go Launcher Ex myself instead of Samsung's TouchWiz. I thought the MS hardware specs were already "min required" and that manufacturers could go above the specs as they please. Are you sure that's right, seems kinda silly to me?
  25. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    How is android cheap and copied. You're comparing touchwiz on your SGS to WP7 and calling that "android". That's *****ic in so many ways.

    Yah, a 3D verical scrolling launcher with the apps running off of it on a 45 degree angle. Totally unoriginal, I mean every phone since 1802 has had that for the launcher.

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