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Mango keeps Windows Phone moving (roundup)

Microsoft kept the headlines coming with its Mango release for Windows Phone. Here are all the stories in one place.

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Jessica Dolcourt's career with CNET began in 2006, and spans reviews, reporting, analysis and commentary for desktop software; mobile software, including the very first Android and iPhone apps and operating systems; and mobile hardware, with an emphasis on iPhone and Samsung. Jessica was one of the first people in the world to test, review and report on foldable phones and 5G wireless speeds. Jessica began leading CNET's How-To section for tips and FAQs in 2019, guiding coverage of practical advice on expansive topics ranging from personal finance to phones and home. She holds an MA with Distinction from the University of Warwick (UK).
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With Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Microsoft is sending a clear message that its mobile ambitions are moving full steam ahead, but can they hope for more than third place?

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango review: Up to speed

Ambitious Microsoft heaped up 500 changes in the Windows Phone update, many of which give the underdog mobile OS a fighting chance against Android and iOS, at least when it comes to features.
(Posted in Dialed In by Jessica Dolcourt)
September 27, 2011 10:00 a.m. PT

Samsung unveils first Mango Windows Phone Omnia W

The smartphone will hit stores starting in Italy in late October and spread through Europe, Latin America, and other parts of the world. No date has been set for the U.S. yet.
(Posted in Wireless by Roger Cheng)
September 26, 2011 3:47 p.m. PT

Web-based Windows Phone Marketplace opens

Microsoft completely overhauls its previous joke of an online storefront to offer a robust, Web-based home for apps that can download over-the-air to your Windows Phone.
(Posted in Dialed In by Jessica Dolcourt)
September 27, 2011 8:08 a.m. PT

HTC Radar 4G hitting T-Mobile for the holidays

T-Mobile announces its first 4G Windows Phone handset, the HTC Radar 4G, arriving in time for the holidays.
(Posted in Dialed In by Bonnie Cha)
September 27, 2011 10:34 a.m. PT

Apps are crucial to Windows Phone success

Giving its online apps catalog a refresh is one way that Microsoft is redoubling its efforts to keep Windows Phone in the mobile game. A year after launch, how good are the apps you can get?
(Posted in Dialed In by Jessica Dolcourt)
September 27, 2011 12:29 p.m. PT

Windows Phone Mango: Update schedule and new devices

Got a Windows Phone device? Find out when you'll receive the Mango update and keep tabs on upcoming Windows Phone handsets in our roundup.
(Posted in Dialed In by Bonnie Cha)
September 27, 2011 3:12 p.m. PT

With Mango, can Windows Phone 7.5 compete?

The Windows Phone OS update is only part of the equation. It'll go nowhere without killer hardware, carrier support, and piqued developer interest.
(Posted in Dialed In by Jessica Dolcourt)
September 27, 2011 5:58 p.m. PT

Microsoft, Samsung strike licensing deal

Under the deal, Samsung pays Microsoft a royalty for every Android phone and tablet it makes. Samsung also agreed to provide marketing support for Microsoft's Windows Phone.
(Posted in Wireless by Roger Cheng)
September 28, 2011 6:21 a.m. PT