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Windows Phone 7.8 firmware upgrade spotted on Nokia servers

12/15, 6:15pm

Server details show upgrades for multiple regions, carriers

Windows Phone updates for a number of Nokia handsets have appeared on the company's servers. The upgrade from Windows Phone 7.5 to 7.8 for the Lumia 610, Lumia 710, and Lumia 900 have been sighted on the server, complete with region-specific versions for each handset, though a formal update has yet to be announced.

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Microsoft explains WP 8 Lock, Home screen design decisions

11/04, 8:39pm

Behind-the-scenes explain choices in Windows Phone UI

Microsoft has explained its thinking behind the Windows Phone 8 Lock screen and the home screen. Two company blog posts explain the processes behind the two screens, why the changes from what were established in Windows Phone 7.5 were made, as well as some other behind-the-scenes commentary.

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Nokia updates Lumia 800, 710 to Windows Phone 7.5

06/28, 10:15am

New apps also heading to Lumia 900 and 610

Nokia has started to update the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 with Windows Phone 7.5. The update brings Flip to Silence and Internet Sharing for Wi-Fi tethering to the handsets, which will also gain new exclusive applications that all Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 users will also receive in the near future, after a limited rollout in select regions.

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Facebook for Windows Phone gets 7.5-native features

10/31, 7:30pm

New release, 2.2, now supports Mango

Facebook has released a new version of its app for Windows Phone 7 owners. The new release 2.2 (free, Marketplace) incorporates features native to Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). Among them are the ability to pin specific app features to the home screen, leaping to a specific part of the app.

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