Microsoft EDD revenu...

In Microsoft’s annual report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commision on Thursday, the company acknowledged that revenue for the Entertainment and Devices Division (EDD) in the fiscal year 2011 was $8.176 billion. That said, a whopping $8.107 billion came from Xbox alone,...

Britain man dies aft...

Two people in Britain have died and the cause may be due to playing Microsoft’s Xbox 360, indirectly. One, a man, died from a blood clot after sitting down twelve straight hours; the other, a teenage girl, suffered a heart attack when playing an Xbox game. Chris Staniforth, 20, died in...

Introducing Zunited’s Dark Theme Jul31

Introducing Zunited&...

You guys have asked, continued to asked, and some yelled nonstop, “My eyes!!!!” Well, for all of you that have been wanting a dark theme to read our news, reviews, interviews, and… editorial content (almost a total rhyme!), we’ve got the answer. Today, we’re...

HTC, Samsung, and LG...

It’s full steam ahead for Microsoft and Windows Phone 7.5. Fujitsu announced the first Mango device just a couple of days ago and now the rumor mill is churning, saying HTC, Samsung, and LG (the original three) will be launching their respective Mango devices this September. According to...

Not so subtle produc...

It’s that time again where we notice the Microsoft products perfectly placed in the images our tube is projecting into our living rooms. It’s been quite a while since our last Not So Subtle Product Placement post, so we definitely have missed some along the way, but we’ve got...

KDDI launches first Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone commercial
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Jul29

KDDI launches first ...

Japanese cellular phone carrier KDDI has launched its television spot for the world’s first ever Mango device, also known as the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T exclusively in Japan. WPCentral points out that the ad is an “extension of their flash video,” on their website currently....

Mango 7712 build plays audio files off SkyDrive [VIDEO]
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Jul28

Mango 7712 build pla...

Over 500 new features are being added to Windows Phone with the Mango update, officially dubbed Windows Phone 7.5, and one of Zunited’s top 6 was better SkyDrive integration. Back then, it wasn’t officially announced that SkyDrive was able to play music — and it technically still...

It’s official: Mango build is 7.1, will be branded as ‘Windows Phone 7.5′
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Jul27

It’s official:...

Has anyone kept track about how many times this small debate has been tossed around? Well, now an official, official end is nigh. Microsoft will be branding Mango as “Windows Phone 7.5.” However, the actual build of Mango will be “Windows Phone OS 7.1,” sort of how...

Fujitsu announces world’s first Mango device, Windows Phone IS12T
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Jul26

Fujitsu announces wo...

Just hours after Microsoft announced it had signed the release to manufacturer build of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Fujitsu Toshiba has announced the world’s first Windows Phone Mango device: Windows Phone IS12T. In a statement (surprisingly lacking the words “world’s,”...

Windows Phone Mango released to manufacturing
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Jul26

Windows Phone Mango ...

Is anyone still in doubt that Mango is being readied up for a September release? Microsoft officially announced today that the Windows Phone team has signed off on their release to manufacturing, most commonly known as RTM, build of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. In a blog post, Microsoft stated...

Zunited Podcast 133 – Juicy Mango hacks Jul26

Zunited Podcast 133 ...

In this episode, we talk about all of the latest Windows Phone Mango hacks allowing any current WP7 user to load the Fall update today; Microsoft’s Brandon Watson offers Molly Wood and Scott Adams a Windows Phone Mango developer device and if they don’t like it he will make a...

Microsoft giving away one million Microsoft points divided between 2,500 customers
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Jul25

Microsoft giving awa...

Microsoft will be giving away 400 Microsoft Points to 2,500 customers for a grand total of one million free Points. In celebration of the new Games for Windows Marketplace, now on Xbox.com, Microsoft is giving away 400 points to the first 2,500 customers to purchase something from the new...

Microsoft’s Brandon Watson bets $1,000 that ‘Dilbert’ creator will like WP7, offers same to CNET’s Molly Wood
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Jul25

Microsoft’s Br...

Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone Brandon Watson is betting Dilbert, the famous comic strip, creator Scott Adams will like the Windows Phone experience more than Android’s or iPhone’s — and he’s thinking it’s a lock, too. Watson has offered Adams a...

Microsoft to begin accepting Mango apps on August 22nd
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Jul20

Microsoft to begin a...

Microsoft will begin accepting application submissions from developers for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in “late August,” the company officially stated. Though there is no official word of when Mango will be available for the public, recent reports claim that the first Mango device...

Microsoft drops out of Hulu acquisition talks
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Jul20

Microsoft drops out ...

Microsoft has dropped out of any talks to acquire Hulu according to reports earlier today. Microsoft told Hulu that it would not further any negotiations with company executives according to a person familiar with the matter who disclosed the information to Bloomberg. Though, it’s...

News we missed: Samsung Mango phone, 75 retail stores by 2014, ‘Really?’ ads spark lawsuit, and more
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Jul16

News we missed: Sams...

Some weeks news becomes overbearing and it’s hard to keep track, other weeks the Zunited staff is pretty busy and can’t tend to Microsoft news matters, and sometimes it’s both; that last one may have been the reason we haven’t covered the following breaking news (in...

Accidental confirmation: Mango update name to be Windows Phone 7.5, due in September
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Jul16

Accidental confirmat...

If you were hoping for juicier news on what the official Mango update’s name would be come fall when it’s to debut, well you’re out of luck. It seems Microsoft just couldn’t come up with a sweeter name (okay, done with the puns). Tech Crunch was lucky enough to snag...

Search Google+ better with Bing
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Jul16

Search Google+ bette...

The best way to search through Google+ (G+) may actually be by using Bing, Microsoft’s search engine and Google’s competition. Paul Colligan, creator of ZuneLuv.com, tweeted out a YouTube video in which he posted an update on his personal G+ account; less than thirty minutes...

Visual Voicemail on Mango demo video
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Jul10

Visual Voicemail on ...

The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update will be bringing Visual Voicemail to its lineup of devices come this Fall, but was never exactly detailed how it would work by Microsoft itself. Thanks to PocketNow, you can see clearly that the feature works exactly as you would expect it to. Watch the demo...

Hack allows non-developers to get Mango now [Update: Microsoft says 'too juicy to not enjoy']
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Jul10

Hack allows non-deve...

Hackers were able to port Mango to an older Windows Mobile device, but we’re guessing this may be of interest to much more people: if you’re using a Windows Phone device with NoDo, a new hack allows you to get Mango now rather than wait for Fall — without having to be a...

Hackers load Mango onto HTC HD2; Microsoft amused
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Jul10

Hackers load Mango o...

Microsoft may be charitable enough to allow all consumers of Windows Phone 7 hardware to get the Mango update this Fall for free, as if anyone should expect otherwise, but users of Windows Mobile 6.5 were never supposed to be so lucky. Until now. Hackers, under the website, moniker, or both...

Rumor: Microsoft to ...

The elusive Zune Video Pass has been desired ever since the $15/month all-you-can-eat subscription for music debuted years ago — long before Microsoft made the deal practically irresistible by offering 10 songs per month to keep. So much so that our 2010 April Fools’ Day prank did...

Our top 6 most anticipated Mango features Jun30

Our top 6 most antic...

Windows Phone Mango, the latest version to the mobile operating system, has been gaining good press and traction ever since its announcement almost a month ago. The media has summed up Mango as an update worthy of making Windows Phone feel complete, even if it’s not due for about a year...

Microsoft giving away 100 Windows Phones plus free tickets to show of your choice
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Jun30

Microsoft giving awa...

Microsoft is in no way uncharitable (well, for those that are hoping for a smartphone…). The company continues to lineup giveaways; this latest one gives you the chance to win one out of one hundred potential Windows Phone devices — but that’s not all, if you win, you also get...

Ballmer to critics: I ain’t goin’ nowhere!
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Jun29

Ballmer to critics: ...

Perhaps he was a bit more eloquent than that. At a lunch for the Seattle Rotary Club at the Westin Hotel earlier today, Ballmer defended himself and Microsoft when asked what he thought about the naysayers that think he should step down as CEO of the company. “You tell me if I lack the...