Live from Microsoft's Windows Phone VIP preview event!
byTim Stevens||May 24th 2011 at 10:01amMay 24th 2011 10:01 am
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 VIP Preview Event is when you'll finally find what's coming next for Microsoft's biggest little operating system yet. Are you ready? Sure you are. Come, join us at the times below
04:00 - Hawaii 07:00 - Pacific 08:00 - Mountain 09:00 - Central 10:00 - Eastern 15:00 - London 16:00 - Paris 18:00 - Moscow 22:00 - Perth 22:00 - Shenzhen 23:00 - Tokyo 00:00 - Sydney (May 25th)
10:45AM Looks like we're done! Mango's looking sweet and we're off to go get a taste!
10:44AM What's coming now? Some loud music, apparently.
10:44AM Again, reminding that the SDK is out now, new phones and new OS coming this fall.
10:43AM Apparently Nokia Mango devices already exist, are already being tested, somewhere in a lab... somewhere...
10:43AM Windows Phone Mango will be the release that is used for the first Nokia Windows Phones.
10:42AM And there's one big one in the middle: Nokia.
10:42AM Also, new partners: Acer, Fujitsu, and ZTE.
10:42AM Confirmation that Samsung, LG, and HTC will be deploying new phones.
10:41AM Also coming in the version will be greater international support. The "addressable market" for Mango is four times larger, but no specifics about what new languages will make that possible.
10:41AM We're still calling things Mango here, by the way. No word on whether this will be 7.1 or 7.5 yet. We'd previously heard the former.
10:40AM And mad women, of course.
10:40AM Mango tools are available now, at least, so developers can start having fun and coding like madmen.
10:39AM Our hearts, alight for a moment, just sunk again.
10:39AM ...and that was followed up by saying that it will be delivered wirelessly to devices this fall.
10:39AM Okay, we were just told you will "not have to wait" for Mango...
10:39AM Sadly, they're not going to list them all now.
10:38AM Demo over and again we're being reminded there are 500 features coming in Mango.
10:37AM Really quick, nicely integrated, and potentially very useful. But does it work this well if you scan something a bit more obscure? We'll find out later.
10:37AM He scanned the cover of the Miley Cyrus biography (which really pulls at your heart strings, btw) and, with a tap, was right in the Kindle Store.
10:36AM It instantly delivers results. You don't need to submit, don't need to wait, just hit the result you want and bing it takes you there.
10:36AM No typing required, no speaking, just hit the eye icon and hover your camera over whatever you want to search for.
10:35AM Search time again. Visual Search now.
10:35AM We can get a list of events that are coming up, when they're coming. Oooh, Josh Groban.
10:35AM Time to go to MSG -- the place, not the seasoning.
10:34AM Yes, no longer will you be tethered to those giant printed maps, you can now squint at your phone!
10:33AM Tap one and you get a quick card for the location. He picked the Manhattan Mall and, with a tap, you can now get a map inside the mall.