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Windows Phone 7, Day 7: Tie Messaging Together With Threads

The Threads feature in Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" blurs the line between different forms of communication and lets you seamlessly switch between them within a single conversation.

5 Reasons to Get Excited About Windows Phone 7 Mango

The Windows Phone 7 Mango update, due out soon, looks enticing.

RIM BlackBerry Smartphone Forecast: Grim, With Hope on the Horizon

U.S. popularity for RIM products wanes. Will RIM lose the smartphone war to Apple and Google?

Windows Phone 7, Day 5: Taking Apps Out for a Test Spin

With the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, I can take many of the apps out for a trial run before deciding whether or not the app is worth spending any money on.

Why Is Windows Phone 7 Winning Over Some Indie App Developers?

Microsoft’s mobile platform is still struggling to keep up with iOS and Android--but for some independent developers, Windows Phone 7 is a perfect fit.

Six Big Windows 8 Features for Small Business

Here's a sneak peek at how Windows 8 is shaping up to serve users at work.

Windows Phone 7, Day 4: Apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

The quality and quantity of apps available for Windows Phone 7, and the process of shopping for and buying those apps is crucial to the Windows Phone 7 experience.

Windows Phone 7, Day 3: Introducing Live Tiles

You can instantly recognize a Windows Phone 7 smartphone by the distinctive live tiles interface that sets it apart from rival mobile OS platforms.

Windows Phone 7, Day 2: One 'Mango' Coming Right Up

Good news! A 'Mango' smartphone is on its way, so the 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series will examine the upcoming major upgrade to the Microsoft mobile platform after all.

Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

Don't base your hardware-buying decisions on the number of apps available in a particular app store.