Don’t mess with Nokia’s secret Windows Phone

I can understand companies having strict policies about internal leaks especially Microsoft who’s constantly the “victim” of such things but this one caught me by surprise: Joe Marini, Principal Program Manager for Windows Phone (the IE9/HTML5 dev head) has just quit the company’s when he got informed that he was going to be fired apparently because of his recent tweets about the Nokia Sea Ray (here). Ouch.. One thing’s for sure though; that “Apple like” secrecy policy that Nokia talked about a few months ago is in full effect.

As I posted last week my sources told me that the handset should start shipping in mid-october (I’m awaiting more info on this but what just happened with Joe will surely make this more complicated)

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Tentacles Xbox Live game gets updated for Mango

We can now add Tentacles to the growing list of games and applications being updated for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The game now support fast application switching but other than that I didn’t notice any major change. This update should also tone down the games difficulty level and hopefully the game saves bug too. Don’t forget to check my interview with the developers in case you missed it a few weeks ago. Also note that the Samsung Now hub has also been updated today to version 2.5.

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Whatsapp for Windows Phone 7 coming real soon: Try it now

Whatsapp for Windows Phone 7 should be out in the coming days but can already be “tested” if you have a developer unlocked Mango handset. The application is currently being beta tested by the developers that’s why it suddenly popped up in the marketplace yesterday. The XAP file can already be found over at XDA forums if you want to try it out yourself. I just took a click look at it and can confirm that it works. Nothing really amazing about it and as you will see it’s a really simple application devoid of any special feature beside chat.

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