Windows Phone Mango 7712: Streaming music and video from the Skrydrive through the browser

Another thing that now “works” in the latest Mango 7712 build is the ability to stream MP3 files that have been uploaded to a Skydrive. Don’t get excited though, contrary to what some people may assume this isn’t some kind of official Skydrive Music Streaming service at all. Streaming MP3 files has always been possible in Windows Phone 7 via the browser and this is exactly what’s happening here but prior to this new Mango release it didn’t work on with MP3 files uploaded on Skydrive (first spotted by Mannan here). As you will see in the video I shot all Microsoft did here is enable the browser to stream an MP3 file from the Skydrive website ,nothing else. You still have to painfully manually upload the files via your desktop and go through IE9 Mobile to access them (the Office Hub will always send you to the browser) Same works for any MP3 file on any server:

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HTC Prime and HTC Ignite Windows Phone 7 Mango handsets show up on retailer website

HTC’s rumored HTC Ignite and HTC Prime handset which are most probably going to be the first mid-range Windows Phone 7 devices powered by the Qualcomm MSM7230 SoC have recently shown up on The Phone House website in the Netherlands. Now that Mango has reached RTM status we can rightly expect OEMs to start announcing their fall line up in the coming weeks. The first Mango device unveiled was the Japan exclusive Fujitsu IS12T yesterday but everybody’s eager to see what’s under the hood of theSamsung SGH-i637 (and it’s European version) and get a closer look at the Nokia Sea Ray.

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What’s new in Windows Phone Mango 7712: Changes and improvements

Just took a quick look at the new 7712 Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta build that was pushed out to developer unlocked handsets today and compiled a short list of what has changed since the latest Beta release (Build 7661).

First, there’s a new Mango wall paper (the one you seen in the picture above). How cool is that? not much…ok. Anyway, the biggest change is the addition of Twitter and LinkedIn integration (it wasn’t enabled in the previous release). Linking the accounts to your Windows Live ID is relatively straightforward and shouldn’t take more than a minute.

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