AT&T Windows Phone 7.5 Mango roll out starting September 27th

According to an internal memo sent to WPCentral the AT&T Mango roll out set to start on September 27th. The following handsets will receive the update notification on Sept 27th:

  • HTC Surround (SKU 65212)
  • LG Quantum (SKU 65205)
  • Samsung Focus (SKU 65203) rev 1.3

Unfortunately Samsung Focus device with the rev 1.4 will have to wait until late October:

Update has not entered the AT&T SPE lab yet; however, Samsung is targeting for 10/17 lab entry and 10/31 TA

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Get 3 Months of Zune Pass offered when you buy an AT&T Windows Phone 7 phone

Amazon Wireless, AT&T and Microsoft are offering 3 Months of Zune Pass ( value $45) if you either a buy a Samsung Focus, HTC Surround or LG Quantum which are now offer for only one penny (links below). This is not much but still better than nothing (Some other carriers around the word like Telstra in AUS have been offering free Xbox 360 consoles..). The users will then have to go to the Zunemusicnow website to get the free pass. The offer will last until June 26.

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Windows Phone 7 Manufacturer market share estimation

Here’s a relatively rough estimation of the Windows Phone 7 manufacturers market share and most successful devices based on the handsets running applications using the AdGAC ad control. As you can see above that HTC is the clear leader mainly because of the sheer number of models it currently offers (and HD2′s running WP7 too…). It is followed by Samsung who offers only one model in EU (Omnia 7), one in NA (Focus) and then LG who only offers one model in NA/AUS (Quantum) and one in Europe (Optimus 7).

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Official: AT&T Windows Phone 7 devices to receive NoDo fairly soon

Microsoft has just officially announced that AT&T’s LG Quantum and Samsung Focus are now scheduled to receive the NoDo update in the coming days. Unfortunately the HTC Surround isn’t invited to the party yet and is still being tested by Microsoft and AT&T. You can read the full explanation on the situation after the break:

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LG Quantum officially available on AT&T for $199.99

The LG Quantum, also known as the LG Optimus 7 Q (or LG C900) is now officially on sale at AT&T’s retail stores and in their online store for the price of $199.99 with a 2 year contract.You probably already the know the device’s hardware specifications but be sure to check out my detailed Windows Phone 7 hardware comparison chart here before making your choice.

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Enable tethering on the LG Optimus 7

I guess that this was bound to happen sooner rather than later. You can enable tethering on the LG Optimus 7 in the same way that it is done on the Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus. First you will have to enter the Diagnosis /MFG mode of the phone by dialing ##634# and taping call. Once it’s done the MFG application will appear in your phone’s application list. Launch the MFG app and enter the following code to unlock the diagnosis tools: 277634#*#. You will then see several option appear. Once you have done this download the LG Modem drivers here and follow the instructions below:

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LG teams up with Microsoft to offer 10 Windows Phone 7 applications for free every 60 days

LG is really taking Windows Phone 7 seriously it seems. The company has teamed up with Microsoft to offer 10 Windows Phone 7 applications for free every 60 days if you have an LG Optimus 7 or LG Optimus 7 Q / Quatum device. This is approximately $30 of apps from a range of categories (social, games entertainment etc..) and frankly that kinda rocks in my opinion. Full press release after the break:

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