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Jaxbot from Windows Phone Hacker managed to get his hands on a pre-release version of the Windows Phone “Tango’ emulator (build 8731). He unlocked the emulator and made it available for other to download and use. You can download the emulator from his article on windowsphonehacker.com

In the video he made about the emulator he said that Tango (the version on the emulator) doesn’t have that many new changes. In his video he when over these topics:

  • new MMS system with multiple attachments – video and voice notes attachments
  • new system settings added
  • location services improved with a location status bar icon (location services are buggy)

Check out his video on the emulator of a more in-dept tour of these new features.

What do you think about this emulator? Are you going to even bother to download and try it out? I definitely think that Windows Phone “Tango” will be a big milestone for the Windows Phone platform. Windows will definitely put in a lot more new features into “Tango”. Leave a comment about your opinion.

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I have recently been planning on buying a Windows Phone 7 but I’m asking myself this question, will Windows Phone 7 evolve into something big and will it actually become as popular as the other popular mobile platforms out there.

I would have to strongly say yes. Windows Phone 7 has an extreme future but the only think that its missing is the interest in the consumers market. Windows Phone 7 is a really new platform. It was launched by Microsoft, a really know company, in 2010, but it didn’t have that much potential at first. The first version of Windows Phone didn’t have some of the biggest features other competitors had for a long time like multitasking, more sharing options, and other minor things, and because of that poor start for Windows Phone, it lost a lot of respect and interest. Many people were interested in the idea and concept of Windows Phone at first but they were just turned away by all of the other missing features. Now I know every software or operating system needs to start small, but Windows Phone, in my opinion, just couldn’t afford to start small. It was the last big company to get into the mobile market. The only thing to get Windows Phone back into the consumers interest is, just something extraordinary and really new.

To tell you the truth, a lot of people hated the first version of iOS, officially called iPhone OS back then. They said that, iPhone OS doesn’t have a stable future and will not be big in the consumers market, but Apple kept coming out with new things and making the OS better. Soon, it became the most advanced, popular, and best mobile operating system in the world. I hope Windows will do the same thing that Apple did. I mean, just think about it, Windows Phone 7 Mango is maybe missing a few features here and there that iOS or Android have, but that doesn’t mean its a terrible and unusable mobile operating system. They all just look different. In fact, people just don’t like change. If Windows were to bring something new to Windows Phone and get people attention it will result in more developers being interested in developing for the Windows Phone platform and even more attention to Windows Phone from consumers and the public. Slowly and gradually, Windows Phone will become know better in the public and more widely used.

Personally, I think Windows Phone is a really good and amazing mobile operating system and it defiantly has its future set and is ready for competition with other platforms, but everybody else just got a head start. Windows is just behind it all. It just needs some more attention to make it bigger and better. What do you think? Leave a comment.