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3 years ago

Microsoft delivering Focus v1.4 update, details mysterious 7740 OS patch

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Microsoft just announced that the Samsung Focus v1.4, always the redheaded step-child of the Windows Phone family, is finally getting  its well deserved "Mango" update. Let us know in comments if you're seeing the update notification--it shouldn't be too much longer if not. In addition, Omnia 7 users on Telefonica Spain, the only other phone not to get Mango, is also now getting that update delivered too. Better late than never? Hopefully those users will finally be happy now, though we admit it's been a long wait.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 800 heading to Virgin

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3 years ago

HTC Radar (international) getting firmware update too

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3 years ago

PicSafe Pro - Mango App Spotlight

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PicSafe Pro - Mango App Spotlight

PicSafe Pro is a photo album app for your Windows Phone that offers a level of security from those who might snoop around your Windows Phone. PicSafe Pro is password protected and goes a step further by password protecting individual photo albums.

PicSafe Pro features includes:

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 800 wins Phone of The Year award

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Nokia has launched the Lumia 800 with a storm across not just the UK, but Europe as well. We've witnessed the manufacturer spending more on the advertising campaign than ever before, the launch yesterday proved to be relatively successful across stores nationwide, and now the handset has been named the Mobile of the Year at the What Mobile Awards 2011 at London’s Whisky Mist.

Thousands of readers voted in the magazine's award, choosing their favourite mobile phones. Editor Richard Melville had the following to say about the Lumia 800.

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3 years ago

WiMP available for Windows Phone

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WiMP available for Windows Phone

Good news for those who reside in Denmark, Norway or Sweden, WiMP is available for Windows Phone and will allow you to stream music for a subscription fee - similar to Zune. Offline listening is available too, just in case you find yourself with little-to-no network connectivity. Signing up to the service will earn you a 30 days free trial to test WiMP out on your phone. Should you not be able to get Zune, this will be a worthy alternative.

You can download WiMP from the Marketplace for free, accompanied by a free 30 day trial.

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3 years ago

AT&T's holiday deals - WP7 phones for a penny

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3 years ago

Samsung Focus 1.3 receiving update in Canada

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3 years ago

Nokia Music updated to 1.6

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Nokia Music updated to 1.6

We've received the notification to update the app, and now we have word on what's new in the latest version of Nokia Music. The update focuses on improving personalisation of the app itself and Gigfinder functionality. The big new feature that many will be excited about is the ability to create personalised radio stations/mixes. Entering up to three artists will allow the "clever" technology in the background to produce a new playlist with songs that match the same style as the chosen artists. The database houses more than 20,000 artists thus far so there should be an available mix for everyone. Users will be able to create up to five of these personal stations in the app.

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3 years ago

Burn the Rope - Review

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Burn the Rope - Review

One of the things I love about reviewing mobile games is that I get to play things that would never get released on consoles – at least, not unless they had already made a splash on mobile phones first. Burn the Rope from Big Blue Bubble definitely falls into that category. While its gameplay could technically work with an analog stick, Burn the Rope is designed entirely around rotating the phone in crazy directions.

Burn past the break for our full review.

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3 years ago

Minecraft-clone Survivalcraft now available in the Marketplace

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Into Minecraft? Of course you are. That also means you're an addict! Admit it, you builder block junkie. Well, the bad news is there is no official Minecraft game for Windows Phone (though we could envision that happening someday), the good news is there is an unofficial clone now available.

Survivalcraft, which we mentioned a few days ago,  is now available for a modest $1.99 with a free trial. From the app description:

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3 years ago

Site Annoucement: Changes are upon us

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Site Annoucement: Changes are upon us

Howdy folks, just a quick heads up the site is under going some backend changes over the next few days. As a result, the WPCentral app may be busted for a bit, at least until the updated version passes certification (it's already been submitted for approval in the Marketplace).

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3 years ago

Microsoft reportedly rolling out 7740 OS update for Windows Phone

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According to Neowin, Microsoft has begun pushing out Windows Phone 7740. Current "Mango" release is of course 7720 making this a minor but still interesting update to the OS. Not to mention a completely unexpected and unannounced OS update. According to the changelog, it fixes two issues

Of course the one everyone wants is a fix for the disappearing keyboard issue, but alas that seems to have escaped this update.
The big question though is who is getting this and when? Neowin does not mention which device or devices are slated to get this and the Windows Phone Blog is quiet on the matter. We just checked our HTC Titan, Radar and Samsung Focus S and have not noticed any updates. Commenters at Neowin are also not received this.

So until we get some confirmation, we're going to hesitantly put this under rumor, even though it seems like a legit and reasonable update.

Update: Kane Gao letus know that a fellow LG Optimus user in China is running 7740. Anyone else?

Thanks, Tim S., for the tip!

 

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3 years ago

HTC Titan also receiving a software update

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We've had a few reports and can confirm ourselves that the HTC Titan has also just received a software update, making this a big day for HTC and firmware. No details are available as to what is different as tracking down a changelog has proved elusive so far, but here's what we do know:

  • Firmware revision number old: 1600.2200.10806.401
  • Firmware revision number new: 1600.2200.10902.401
  • Bootloader version old: 1.8.160015.3(132000)
  • Bootloader version new: 1.9.160015.3(132193)

Some speculation hints that perhaps the WiFi reception issue that some have experienced has been improved. We'll play around for the next few hours and update this if (a) we find anything new (b) you report to us anything new. Cool?

Thanks, Nathan and Smartphone France, for the info!

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3 years ago

Updates out for HTC HD7, Mozart and Samsung Focus, bringing tethering to many

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