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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7.5 update status

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    Normally I try not to duplicate what we publish on our sister blogs, but today I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss a few things Todd Brix talks about today in his post on the Developer Blog, since it’s stuff that’s interesting and relevant for any phone owner. First, Microsoft’s Channel 9 today...
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    Hello everyone. Yesterday we began delivering the Windows Phone 7.5 update to LG Optimus 7 phones on Telefonica in Spain.  We’re also now scheduling it for Samsung Omnia 7 phones on Deutsche Telekom.     In addition, we’re now delivering Mango to 100 percent of eligible phones...
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