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We have good news if you can’t wait for the Nokia Windows Phone but want to play with the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS already. The Windows team blog just announced they’ve started rolling out the Mango update to phones around the world. As a reminder, Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango) is their largest and most feature-packed software refresh to date.
Nokia Beta Labs just released the new Nokia Store. It will replace the current Store client on your Symbian^3 or Symbian Anna device. Nokia is asking users to test it before it is deployed in a software update. I installed it on my Nokia N8 and recorded my first 4 minutes of usage.
At first glance, the Nokia 701 looks very similar to the current Nokia C7. The spec sheets don’t show much difference, but the Nokia 701 essentially gets an increase in CPU, RAM, and updated Symbian Belle OS. Here’s a video comparing the performance of the browser, video player, and multitasking.
Not sure if I believe this report, but Scott Moritz from The Street is saying the Nokia Sea Ray Windows Phone device is being delayed to next year. “No Windows Phone for Nokia in 2011,” Moritz says. “Investors looking for a quick turnaround might not see it.” He can’t confirm this yet, but he says it wouldn’t surprise him.
There’s a countdown on Nokia Vietnam’s page for the Nokia N9. Correct us if we’re wrong, but it looks like it will hit zero at 9AM October 1st, 2011. The page is based on Flash, so it’s hard to simply forward to Google for translation. Please let us know in the comments if you know what Nokia’s telling their Vietnamese visitors.
The Nokia N9 will be hard to find for most of us, but not the Australians. We told you earlier this month that the Nokia N9 will be sold through all their major carriers and retailers. We also now have more details on what extras the Australians will get depending on where they buy their Nokia N9. So lucky!