MobileTechRoundup podcast 245

Matt and Kevin are back with the weekly podcast, this time sharing hands-on impressions of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango software update. Plus thoughts on the new Acer A100 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, HP's TouchPad and Research In Motion's smartphone strategy with several new handset models.…

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Nokia: Android fragmentation helps us

Chris Weber, the newly appointed head of Nokia North America, is confident that his company, along with his former employer, Microsoft, has what it takes to compete with Apple and Google. He said Nokia-Microsoft could take advantage of the fragmentation in the Google Android ecosystem.…

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Microsoft banks on speech to help WP7 catch up

Microsoft is looking at speech technology in the Mango update of WP7 to help the platform get back into the smartphone game. But with Apple also positioned to announce Nuance technology in iOS 5, it shows that speech is becoming table stakes in the smartphone wars.…

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