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Upcoming WP7 Mango update to bring along turn-by-turn SatNav

Upcoming WP7 Mango update to bring along turn-by-turn SatNav - read the full textThe next update for Windows Phone 7, dubbed Mango will supposedly bring along cool features like music recognition, camera-integrated search (barcode and image scanning) and even turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation for the Bing Maps application. These are all unconfirmed features but the...


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> In reply to salman @ 2011-05-10 09:23 from 7tGu - click to readthey cant merge the apps together they are both written in totally different programming languages, Nokia apps are written in Java & Windows Phone 7 is written in C#. Also the button layouts and controls in each interface is different. If anything all nokia apps would have to be recreated for windows phone 7 if this was to happen, I can only see them taking their most popular apps and working on them ones

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  • 2011-05-23 14:01
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> In reply to TSH @ 2011-05-10 05:53 from PFeY - click to readyeah but I'm on my 2nd update in less than a year owning my SGS I9000. I have a friend with the LG WP7. I got to play with his for a couple of hours and there is no comparison to what the 'driod does'. Good free aps are a non issue in the Android Marketplace, and hard to come by on WP7. The customization level is unmatched and what hasn't been already said about the display? I thought WP7 was going to be more, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

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  • 2011-05-10 15:34
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> In reply to bob @ 2011-05-09 17:09 from iIjG - click to readI know I wont switch to WP7 ;P

Symbian = cheap + unreliable
WP7 = expensive + unreliable

It wont take a lot of algorithms to figure that one out :)

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  • 2011-05-10 11:48
  • mT@p

i think by nokia and windows merge nokia will share its ovi store with windows 7 only for nokia phone. So this will settel their problen of less application in windows market.

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  • 2011-05-10 09:23
  • 7tGu

> In reply to Himanshu @ 2011-05-09 16:23 from s8f5 - click to readMake a new live id , with usa as your country , u will get the marketplace

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  • 2011-05-10 08:33
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> In reply to MJ @ 2011-05-09 15:03 from YTAj - click to readWP7 tricks you with all those transition animations. Takes ages to do anything, you gotta wait for the menu to flip away, then wait for the next screen to flip in.

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  • 2011-05-10 06:51
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> In reply to z @ 2011-05-09 16:08 from YbMe - click to read200% agree... :D

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  • 2011-05-10 06:26
  • PEdG

Looks like the Nokia alliance is bearing fruit.

One thing I think we should remember is that it's not as though Android updates don't take this long to release - we just hear about them a lot closer to their actual release date, so it seems faster.

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  • 2011-05-10 05:53
  • PFeY

No Adobe Flash yet?

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  • 2011-05-10 05:24
  • t7SI

better make windows 7 for phone not windows phone it will kick another mobile os :D i want play pc games on my phone like company of heroes , call of duty series with multiplayer online that will really awesome :)

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  • 2011-05-10 03:09
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-09 19:13 from u4gD - click to readWindows phone 7 multitasks. But only for native apps, so IE can be downloading a webpage while you are reading your emai. But it doesn't support third party multi-task. Mango will do it in a smart way

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  • 2011-05-10 02:40
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> In reply to gyar @ 2011-05-09 20:52 from LhMX - click to readIt's not a bad thing at all. Now, OVI Maps will be technically shared among all WP manufacturers.

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  • 2011-05-10 02:17
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> In reply to tomakali @ 2011-05-09 14:47 from vIw7 - click to readi am with you on that. i own a HTC HD WP7 on t-mobile and i love, it but still lacks of meny cool aps PWR and functions, no front faceing cam, only 5 mega pix wear cam, one cure cpu and limeted memory at 16g i only have 3g left, afraid to buy more songs from zune ;-(

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  • 2011-05-09 22:37
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> In reply to ShiroTakki @ 2011-05-09 15:38 from t7Q% - click to readYou are soooo damn right!!!

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  • 2011-05-09 21:35
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-09 13:40 from IaHU - click to readno worries google guys will not asleep like winmo team do

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  • 2011-05-09 21:16
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> In reply to ShiroTakki @ 2011-05-09 15:38 from t7Q% - click to readSymbian has had proper mulitasking for years :)

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  • 2011-05-09 20:54
  • LhMX

> In reply to The Ex-Nokia Fanboy @ 2011-05-09 16:18 from IDkH - click to read'I am so happy with this turn-by-turn satellite navigation feature using Bing Maps. That will make Nokia's OVI Maps obsolete '

where do you think that the mapping data will come from?
Would it be Navteq by any chance?
Who owns Navteq?
Would that be Nokia by any chance?


So in reality it will probably just be Ovi maps by another name, which is no bad thing IMO.

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  • 2011-05-09 20:52
  • LhMX

'Should this turn out to be true it looks just like Google's strategy with the Google Maps voice-guided navigation.'

Which in turn would be like Ovi maps from Nokia, no?

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  • 2011-05-09 20:48
  • LhMX

srsly..i was gonna buy windows mobile 7 but the multitask update is taking too long

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  • 2011-05-09 19:13
  • u4gD

When we'll see flash suport ?????????????

Smartphones are for internet use.

No flash, no cash...

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  • 2011-05-09 18:22
  • pkQP

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