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Just a few weeks ago Nokia released PhotoBeamer for Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices such as the Lumia 820 and 920. Today, the photo sharing app has been released for Lumia Windows Phones running Windows Phone 7.5 such as the Lumia 900 and 610.

Photobeamer allows you to display your pictures on PC's or other web-enabled devices. Just run the app, head over to Photobeamer.com, scan the QR code that appears on the screen with your Lumia Windows Phone and your photos will appear on that web-enabled device.  It can be a computer, tablet, or a friends phone.  You just need a 3G/4G network or WiFi to send the pictures. 

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Microsoft took barely an hour (felt more like 45 minutes) to share a preview of the upcoming Windows Phone update, code named Mango. Andy Lees, Windows Phone Division President, didn't waste any time getting into the presentation.

The Mango Update is primarily focused on three areas of the Windows Phone operating system; Communications, Apps, and the Internet. Microsoft builds upon the mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for the consumer. Communications improvements will allow users to better connect and share information between family, friends and colleagues. App improvement will bring richer applications that will let you do more, wherever you go. And finally, Internet improvements will bring IE9 to the mobile platform in order to, as Lees mentioned, bring the internet to the palm of your hand.

Andy Lees, along with Derek Snyder (Windows Phone developer), covered a lot of information in a short period of time. Slide on past the break to see how it all breaks down.

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We've been waiting in anticipation to hear what news will surface at Microsoft's Windows Phone Preview event. We know that the next update, code named Mango, will take center stage but there was some loose speculation that we might see some new phones as well.

It won't be long before we know for sure but it appears that this will be an all Mango event with no new phones taking the stage.  It would have been nice to have seen a few Nokia Windows Phones but with Mango having a reported 500 new features, we're sure Microsoft will have plenty to discuss and demo.

via: thisismynext

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We've seen some evidence that the next version of Windows Phone, code-named 'Mango' is going by 'Windows Phone 7.5' and that seems to yet again be confirmed.

The ReMIX11 event, happeing in Australia June 1-2, has their page up and registration is now available. But what's interesting is the reference again to Windows Phone 7.5 in the talk by Shane Morris & Nick Randolph called 'Real world Windows Phone 7.5'. Though we shouldn't be shocked that Microsoft wants to share more about 'Mango' (it's a pretty huge update), we are hoping some new info comes out as the milestones/feature set is locked in.

Now lets see if Microsoft amends the '7.5' reference here like they did on that Microsoft Partner Network site, ahem.

Update: Don't expect anything new on 'Mango', as Shane Morris & Nick Randolph are responsible for the Qantas app demoed during MIX11. Thanks, Chris Walsh, for the clarification

Source: ReMIX11; via 1800PocketPC

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During the MIX11 sessions, we came across a slide that referred to the next update of Windows Phone i.e. 'Mango' as version 7.5. At the same time, the presenter played it off as a 'mistake' even though the slides are vetted before presentation.

Now, on the Microsoft Partner Network, we can see a new section trumpeting the new version of Windows Phone which they are clearly referring to as "Windows Phone OS 7.5". (Note: latest builds of the OS pin it at version 7.1, which means MS is still a bit off from having a completed Mango build--this makes sense being six months out).

Why is this interesting? Microsoft has been in a flux over what to call Windows Phone. For the last few years, it was Windows Mobile with the version number after it. Then came the general "Windows Phone" and we were told personally that they were moving away from the version number thing. Then came "Windows Phone 7 Series", later amended by removing "Series".

Now it looks like Microsoft is going down the road of 0.5 upgrades and labeling, calling Windows Phone 7 'Mango' version 7.5, which we guess is less odd than saying 'Mango' all the time. We'll see how this pans out by the fall as we wouldn't be shocked if they change it yet again.

Update: Brandon Watson is sticking with the "no version number has officially been announced" line.

Source: Microsoft Partner Network; Thanks, @Avi_Franchise, for the heads up

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Is Windows Phone 'Mango' 7.5 or not?

Read into that slide what you will, but it sure looks to us like Microsoft is calling 'Mango' Windows Phone 7.5, at least internally.

However, when we asked Andrew Clinick from Microsoft, he said that it was a "mistake" calling it 7.5 in that slide and that they haven't decided on what they are calling it yet. So backtrack/covering or legit position? We have no idea, but figured it was worth mentioning, at the very least.

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