Starting today you need Windows Phone 7.5 to use Marketplace. Microsoft made an announcement that beginning from May 23, any downloads from the Windows Marketplace can only be completed by devices running the company’s Windows Phone 7.5 OS. The users who do not meet the requirement of having a Windows Phone 7.5 handset will be subject to error messages when attempting to download an app or update a previous app. The error message will go away as soon as the user installs Windows Phone 7.5 or newer.
Windows 7 doesn’t have any multiple home-screens or applet icons/trays. Instead it has tiles, some of them are live tiles that display actual, time-bound information from several applications, particularly social networking sites such as Facebook.
Choices of devices
A lot of brands now using Windows Phone Mango. Nokia, Samsung, LG and HTC. The latest smartphone comes with Mango is Nokia 610 which is the cheapest Windows Phone Mango at price RM699. The advanced one is the HTC Titan rocks an absurdly large 4.7-inch super LCD display with a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. Powered by a 1.5GHz processor, it supplies 16GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, and an 8-megpaixel camera. Nokia Lumia 800 is the first real Windows Phone, 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with 800-by-480 resolution, a single-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage.
Even latest smartphone Windows Phone Mango is launched in the market, the price not so high like Android smartphone such as Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Nexus with latest Android 4 (ICS) when the start sell in the market.
There’s an automatic power saving feature that can save battery from use up by the background apps and GPS. When the Battery Saver turn on, your email, Live Tiles and apps will turn off and stop working.
Windows Phone 7.5 has finally introduced multitasking. It’s very basic in its current form, but definitely a welcome addition. Users simply press and hold down the back key to bring up a webOS-like view of the five most recent apps opened. You can then scroll through these apps and tap one to switch back to it.
Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace is the fastest growing applications store on the planet. The Marketplace has surpassed 80,000 published apps and is adding new applications at a rate of 340 apps per day. Additionally, some apps are region defined which means that depending on your location, you may be restricted from accessing some applications.
One strength of the original Windows Phone 7 OS was its Microsoft Office integration. You can view, edit, and create documents in Word and Excel. With Mango, Windows Phone 7 owners will be able to save and share Office documents through Office 365 and Windows Live SkyDrive, assuring them of access to the latest documents when and where they want them.
With the launch of the Lumia 900, Microsoft and Nokia are hoping for a major boost to the user base to help expand the marketshare Windows Phone commands. With a greater marketshare, developers will be keen to create applications in parallel with iOS and Android to help create parity for their users across all mobile ecosystems.