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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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But when?!? Can't wait, stuck with HTC 7 Mozart WP 7.0..2....

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  • 2011-05-09 17:54
  • uNVD

> In reply to The Ex-Nokia Fanboy @ 2011-05-09 16:18 from IDkH - click to readI think you miss that the navigation they use in bing is from nokia & nokia is getting compensated for them using it... thats nice extra profit for nokia. nokia doesnt need to worry if samsung, htc etc. are using WP7 as they can easily compete on hardware quality & cost leadership... so no problem with other companies that compete within the ecosystem ... the only risk nokia has if others don´t switch to WP7

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  • 2011-05-09 17:09
  • iIjG

I have a Samsung Omnia 7, but sadly here in Brazil with almost 200 million population, there are only exactly a total of 132 games&applications available in Windows Marketplace as of today, that's so miserable of Windows. Good thing I have Galaxy S and iPhone 4 to lighten me up.

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  • 2011-05-09 16:54
  • 8K4$

> In reply to The Ex-Nokia Fanboy @ 2011-05-09 16:18 from IDkH - click to readlol once Nokia and Microsoft merge, it is Nokia that will be ENTIRELY calling the shots! For example, they r they only ones who hav a right to modify the interface. Big and Ovi Maps wil b intergrated, so wil b the app stores etc. WP7 is at Nokia's mercy, like it or not!

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  • 2011-05-09 16:39
  • N7$D

No Silverlight yet?

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  • 2011-05-09 16:32
  • t7JG

Why don't they get the basics right and bring in things like bluetooth file transfer, a proper file system and micro SD support?

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  • 2011-05-09 16:28
  • SgvH

I am using HTC 7 mozart for a month now and absolutely love this phone.
Only negative part is no market place available in india so not able to get any apps/games in my phone.
also the missing functions like multitasking and flash support will be covered by next update (hopefully very soon).

Really looking forward to upgrade my phone with next update.

Do anyone know how to get marketplace working in india? if yes, pls pls pls let me know.

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  • 2011-05-09 16:23
  • s8f5
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I am so happy with this turn-by-turn satellite navigation feature using Bing Maps. That will make Nokia's OVI Maps obsolete and will take out Nokia's differentiation feature against HTC, Samsung, and LG out of the equation. Good move here by MS.

Nokia's WP devices will be DOA and it won't be able to differentiate itself against the competition. Thank you MS! =D

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  • 2011-05-09 16:18
  • IDkH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-05-09 13:40 from IaHU - click to readBy the time they release wp8, android will be in total different level.

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  • 2011-05-09 16:10
  • YbMe

Haha those "function" android already got it. Windows really lagging behind. Nokia will be going down with Windows phone.

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  • 2011-05-09 16:08
  • YbMe

> In reply to ShiroTakki @ 2011-05-09 15:38 from t7Q% - click to readlolzzzzz...what are you saying??? My old 2005 LG U8360 can do two tasks (multi-task) together..

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  • 2011-05-09 15:55
  • PEdE

> In reply to tomakali @ 2011-05-09 14:47 from vIw7 - click to readI have use all. Windows phone 7 is the cool. It will cach up and even stay ahead of the competition.

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  • 2011-05-09 15:43
  • kQ1j

wtf..what is new here? My old Omnia with WM 6.1 can do turn-by-turn SatNav + barcode and image scanning too (it can do copy-paste out of the box and Multitasking too, not like WM7). Go home WM 7. I am switching to Android with SGS II.

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  • 2011-05-09 15:42
  • iwpJ

Only maemo 5 OS had multitask

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  • 2011-05-09 15:38
  • t7Q%

Dont know what the negative comments are banging on about. I use most mobile OS everyday as I have to sell them.....WP7 is by far the fastest not to mention the sleakest. With the next update all features on iOS and Android are pretty much covered. iOS has not had any innovation since it was originally released and Android is only so popular because the manufacturers can use it free.

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  • 2011-05-09 15:11
  • m5nF

I always thought that WP7 had a lot of potential and they are gradually making enough progress to make it comparable with the current top dogs (iOS and Android.)

There is only one thing that will stop me from buying one regardless of how good the OS gets and that's the tiles. I prefer to have a home screen with a customizable back ground and an application menu with files and folders, this is just my personal preference and I don't expect everyone to agree with me.

My only hope is that Nokia release a WP7/WP8 phone that is fully customizable then I will definitely get one. Good luck to Microsoft hope to see more from them.

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  • 2011-05-09 15:09
  • 0Fjs

> In reply to utouh @ 2011-05-09 14:05 from P@1G - click to readyou definitely haven't try any WP7, its not slow at all.

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  • 2011-05-09 15:03
  • YTAj

Where is multitask?! -.-

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  • 2011-05-09 14:51
  • 3nXd

WP7 is a really cool OS...(i've used it for a week)
But im not willing to switch it from my iPhone4(which awesomely sucks, burns my hand)
i will drop my iPhone into the sea, only if i get a sweet upgrade to WP7
with dual core, minimum 3MP front camera,and some fancy new thing which no other phone has...

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  • 2011-05-09 14:47
  • vIw7

plz bring all windows smartphones to asia !!!

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  • 2011-05-09 14:44
  • v0qM

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