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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 operating system

Plus, Acer's Iconia tablet and handset vendors

April 26, 2011
Acer Iconia Tab A500 Now Available for $450
ZD Net
Stan Schroeder provides details about Acer’s Android 3.0 tablet device.

“The Acer Iconia Tab A500 features a 10.1-inch screen 1280×800 TFT WXGA screen, an Nvidia Tegra 250 1GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash storage (with the possibility of extending the storage capacity up to 32 GB via a Micro-SD card). It’s got a five-megapixel rear camera and a two-megapixel front one for video chats, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 port and a battery that should last around 10 hours if you’re using the device for browsing the Web. While those specifications sound very similar to those of another Android 3.0 tablet, the Motorola Xoom, Acer’s tablet does have the advantage of a brushed aluminum back and a much lower price.”

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“Mango” is Windows Phone 7.5, Platform Renamed “Windows Phone”
Read Write Web
Sarah Perez shares details about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 operating system.

“The highly-anticipated update code-named ‘Mango’ for Microsoft’s fledgling mobile operating system (OS), Windows Phone 7, is now known to be ‘Windows Phone 7.5,’ in terms of OS versioning Despite the company’s determination to keep the number under wraps, leaks have emerged both during sessions at Microsoft’s recent MIX 11 developer conference and now, via a website on Microsoft’s Partner Network. The version number indicates that Mango, as we already know, is a large enough update to warrant a change in version numbers. However, going forward, the Windows Phone platform will no longer include the number.”

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Apple is the world’s largest handset maker based on revenue
The Loop
Jim Dalrymple writes about which handset vendor is the largest in the world based on revenue.

“Writing for AllThingsD, John Paczkowski says that Apple’s iPhone revenues hit $11.9B for the quarter, outperforming Nokia for the first time ever. Nokia’s revenue from all of its phones was $9.4B. Higher revenue doesn’t mean that Apple shipped more handsets than Nokia. In fact, Nokia shipped a lot more than Apple. As Paczkowski points out, Nokia shipped 108.5M handsets compared to 18.6M for Apple. However, the average sale price for a Nokia phone was $87, while Apple’s was $638.”