Windows Phone 7 May 24 Event : May 24, 2011
9:56 - Waiting for the event to start. Microsoft promised a "sharp" debut to the gathering, but these often begin a few minutes late.
10:04 - Up. Microsoft wants to provide "innovation and choice without fragmentation and frustration."
10:05 - People want to connect and share with family/friends/colleagues. Want rich apps that harness the power of the Internet. Checking in and taking pictures are communication, too.
10:07 - Smartphones today only have basic communications. Everything else is an app. We bring together all the ways you connect and share.
10:08 - Demo from Derek Snyder: showing Mango with more info on live tiles, like notifications of instant messages and SMS. Twitter and LinkedIn are now integrated into the OS. A contact will show Windows Live, Gmail, Facebook, pictures, voicemail.
10:10 - Contact groups: organize people into lists, like family or friends. You can limit yourself to seeing photos from friends. Group communications using regular Facebook and Windows Live chat.
10:12 - One addition showing early here: predictive word input, so you can autocomplete by tapping the word you want to use. Threaded messaging that carries over across services. You just have to press once to switch services.
10:13 - Possible to link e-mail inboxes. Two personal accounts linked, for example, but work can be separate. (Only sort inboxes the way you need to). Mail now has a do-not-forward flag from Outlook.
10:15 - Facebook events now show up on the calendar along with others. Two-way voice interaction in WP7 now, too: you can have something read out by voice as well as dictate it. Showing an example of using it for an SMS message, where even acronyms like BTW work out.
10:17 - Enabling new kinds of apps in WP7 Mango. Smarter approach to apps. On other phones, they're just silos. Grid of icons [note: MS has said this before]. Have to go app by app by app.
10:20 - People-centric app: face detection is built-in. Office hub connects up to Office 365 and SkyDrive's 25GB of storage. You can pull a document from SkyDrive and get an accurate look. Changes won't be "garbled up" when you send them back.
10:24 - Xbox hub has been reworked. Games give you instant resuming; you can play a game like Rise of Glory, take a message, and get back. New hub is redeisgned and has game comparisons for achievements and the like.
10:26 - Showing a British Airways app that takes advantage of XNA code to bring 3D into a non-game app. You can get a 3D view of where your seat location is to see if it's really what you want. App shortcutting also means you can have a home screen tile that goes to a specific point in an app and get the boarding pass right away, not wade through the menus.
10:29 - Talking the new browser. Want to make it much better, but we want to put the full power of the Internet in your hand.
10:31 - Comparing a BlackBerry Torch, iPhone 4, Samsung Droid Charge, and a WP7 Mango phone. Repeating a HTML5 browser speed test from MIX: Mango beats the rest, of course.
10:33 - Bing is more deeply integrated. Search results have quick cards: movie show times, for example. App connect hands off to apps that are best for completing those searches.
10:35 - For a restaurant, you not only get the location and contact info, but you can find things nearby: places to eat and shop. Find out when concerts are coming up.
10:37 - Showing visual searches: scanning a Miley Cyrus book in Miles To Go turns up search results, including reviews. App connect works here and kicks over to the book's search results in the Kindle app.
10:38 - Recapping Internet: goes beyond the browse. Scraping the web for you with quick cards. "Live like a local" with local scout features (eat, things to see).
10:40 - Lot more than we have time to show. Over 500 new features. Music, calendaring, OneNote, and more. Not going to make you wait. Release available in the fall as a USB sync update.
10:42 - Recapping partners and what they can do: Skype has its app coming [plugged of course because of the Skype deal].
10:42 - More carrier partners, more countries, and lower device prices. Addressable market for Mango is 4X larger than for WP7.
10:44 - Handset makers include LG, Samsung, HTC. This will include 4G phones. New partners: Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE. And of course, deal with Nokia. Mango will be the first OS Nokia uses. Nokia devices using Mango in the labs.
10:44 - Developer tools available today. Fall will be the best yet for us and our partners. Haven't seen anything yet.
10:47 - Promo video recapping the features: multitasking, faster IE, app connect, local scout.
10:47 - Show ends.
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Apple's September 9 event, September 09, 2014
WWDC 2014 keynote, June 02, 2014
WWDC 2014, June 02, 2014
Apple fiscal Q4 conference call, October 28, 2013
Apple's October 22 media event, October 22, 2013
Apple's September 10 event, September 09, 2013
Samsung Unpacked at IFA, September 04, 2013
Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2, September 04, 2013
Apple fiscal Q3 2013 , July 23, 2013
WWDC 2013 Keynote, June 10, 2013
Microsoft's Xbox event, May 21, 2013
Google I/O opening keynote, May 15, 2013
Apple fiscal Q2 2013 earnings call, April 23, 2013
Facebook event, April 04, 2013
Samsung press event in New York, March 14, 2013
Sony at CES, January 07, 2013
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Apple iPad mini unveiling, October 23, 2012
Apple iPhone 5 launch event, September 12, 2012
Google I/O Day 2 keynote, June 28, 2012
Google I/O Day 1 keynote, June 27, 2012
Live 2012 WWDC Coverage, June 11, 2012
Sony's 2012 E3 keynote, June 04, 2012
Microsoft event at E3, June 04, 2012
Samsung Mobile Unpacked, May 03, 2012
Apple fiscal Q2 2012 results call, April 24, 2012
HTC Sprint NYC, April 04, 2012
Apple cash balance call, March 19, 2012
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Apple's iPad 3 Event, March 07, 2012
Google's Eric Schmidt at Mobile World Congress 2012, February 28, 2012
ZTE event at Mobile World Congress, February 27, 2012
Nokia at Mobile World Congress 2012, February 27, 2012
Sony at Mobile World Congress 2012, February 26, 2012
Huawei launch event at Mobile World Congress, February 26, 2012
Apple fiscal Q1 2012 results call, January 24, 2012
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Intel Keynote at CES, January 10, 2012
Sony at CES 2012, January 09, 2012
Nokia at CES 2012, January 09, 2012
AT&T Dev Summit 2012, January 09, 2012
Acer at CES 2012, January 08, 2012
Google music event, November 16, 2011
Google and Samsung Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich event, October 18, 2011
Apple - Let's Talk iPhone, October 04, 2011
Nintendo E3 2011 keynote, June 07, 2011
Sony E3 2011 keynote, June 06, 2011
Live WWDC 2011 Event Coverage, June 06, 2011
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Google I/O 2011 day two keynote, May 11, 2011
Google I/O 2011 day one keynote, May 10, 2011
Apple fiscal Q2 2011 results call, April 20, 2011
Microsoft talks Windows Phone 7 at MIX11, April 13, 2011
Sprint event at CTIA spring 2011, March 22, 2011
Samsung event at CTIA 2011, March 22, 2011
March 2 iPad event, March 02, 2011
Intel Thunderbolt Technology, February 24, 2011
HTC MWC Event, February 15, 2011
LG Mobile World Congress 2011 event, February 14, 2011
Samsung's MWC Event, February 12, 2011
HP webOS event, February 09, 2011
Sprint February 7 event, February 07, 2011
Live from Blackberry Developer Panel, February 03, 2011
Google Android event, February 02, 2011
Sony PSP2 event, January 27, 2011
Verizon NYC Event, January 11, 2011
Google Chrome Event, December 07, 2010
Acer's Interact event, November 23, 2010
Facebook Mobile Event, November 03, 2010
Apple's FYQ4 2010 results, October 18, 2010
Google TV Intro, October 12, 2010
Windows Phone 7 Live Event, November 10, 2010
Apple Sept 1 music event, September 01, 2010
BlackBerry August 3 Event, August 03, 2010
Apple iPhone 4 Press Conference, July 16, 2010
Sony E3 Keynote, June 15, 2010
Nintendo E3 Keynote, June 15, 2010
Microsoft E3 Keynote, June 14, 2010
D8 conference 2010, June 01, 2010
Google I/O Keynote II, May 09, 2010
Google I/O Keynote, May 19, 2010
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