The Nokia 710 is the second Windows Phone smartphone announced at Nokia World. It offers an alternative entry point into the Nokia Windows Phone experience. The lower cost of the Nokia 710 gives Nokia a bigger addressable market for its initial Windows Phone push; it can be considered an upper mid-tier device.
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Today, at Nokia World in London, Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 800, the company's first Windows Phone device and new flagship. It has an eye catching design with a 3.7" inch AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen, protected by curved-at the-edges Gorilla Glass, which fits seamlessly into a body made from a single piece of machine-milled polycarbonate. The Nokia Lumia 800 will retail for €420 before taxes and subsidies.
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More than 35,000 content items (apps and games) have now been published to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Between 80 and 150 items are being added every day, of which 18% are games and 72% are apps. Just under 50% of these are free, 19% are paid with a trial and 30% are paid only. It took Microsoft just over a year to reach this milestone, a figure that compares well with competing application stores.
Because of the smooth roll-out so far, Windows Mango availability is being increased to half of the potential devices (reports GM Eric Hautala on the Windows Phone Blog). This will result in more data points across the mix of devices, manufacturers and network configurations, hopefully allowing the second half of the user-base to be Mango'ed in the near future.
Microsoft have announced the start of the roll out of the Windows Phone 7.5 update for existing Windows Phone devices. It is the biggest software update for Windows Phone so far and contains more than 500 new features and updates. The roll out will take place over the next month, in a staggered fashion. Once the update is available for your device a message will pop up on the phone.
HTC today announced the HTC Radar, a Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) smartphone. It offers a near mid-tier entry point into the world of Windows Phone, with pricing expected to come in at around £350. It has a uni-body aluminum design, which HTC describe as 'eye-catching'. Key specifications include a 3.8 inch Super-LCD touch screen, 5 MP camera, 1GHz processor and 8GB of on board storage. The HTC Radar is expected to become available in select markets in early October.
HTC today unveiled the HTC TITAN, a Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) smartphone. It combines a 4.7 inch Super-LCD screen with a slim (9.9mm) uni-body design to create a device with significant power user appeal. Other features include HSPA+ connectivity, 8MP camera, a 1.5Ghz processor with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of on board memory.
Yesterday Microsoft offered the media a preview of Mango, the next release of the Windows Phone platform. The release will deliver more than 500 new features, with an emphasis on communication, apps and the Internet. Mango will also see wider language support, the addition of 1500 APIs for developers and significant performance improvements. Mango is scheduled to arrive in the autumn and will be the version that Nokia uses on its first Windows Phone devices, scheduled to appear in 2012 in quantity.