Update: NFC not supported in current Windows Phone version

A report that Windows Phone already supports NFC has turned out be inaccurate. Microsoft UK product manager Will Coleman followed up his interview with a tweet that he was wrong. Microsoft also followed up with a correction: “Microsoft would like to correct a previous statement it made around Near Field Communications. While NFC is not currently supported on Windows Phone […]

NFC support already in Windows Phone 7.5

Microsoft this week confirmed that Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) already supports NFC. The revelation was made by Will Coleman, developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK, during an interview with TechRadar. “As far as I’m aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). So, if any OEM wants to […]

AT&T to launch HTC Titan on November 20th

AT&T announced via Facebook that it will launch the Windows Phone 7.5-powered HTC Titan on November 20th. With a 4.7-inch display, it will be AT&T’s largest screen in their smartphone portfolio. AT&T has already launched two other Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones, the Samsung Focus Flash (US$49.99 with two-year contract) and the Samsung Focus S (US$199.99 with two-year contract). AT&T will […]

Nokia Lumia and Sun, Samsung Monument Windows Phone devices revealed

It appears that both Nokia and Samsung have some additional Windows Phone smartphones waiting in the wings. References to the Nokia Sun, Nokia Lumia 800 and Samsung Monument have surfaced today. The French website has been tipped about the Nokia Sun which appears headed to Orange in France in mid-November. A leaked presentation screenshot suggest it will come with […]

Multiple Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 devices coming to Canada in 2012

In an interview with, Nokia Canada’s Portfolio Collaboration Manager, Chad Saliba, confirmed that Nokia will offer a number of Windows Phone 7.5 devices in Canada in 2012 (the 2011 focus will be on Europe). They will cover multiple price points starting at the Chassis 1 specifications (1GHz processor, WVGA display, 256MB RAM, 5MP camera) and going up to higher […]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 deployment begins

Microsoft today began to deploy Windows Phone 7.5 (also known as Mango) to existing users. Its Windows Phone “Where’s My Update?” pages (US, rest of world) are now that the deployment is now in the ‘Scheduling’ phase for many carriers (including all in Canada and all but Sprint in the US) and countries. The Scheduling phase precedes the actual delivery […]