Windows Phone 7.5 RTM handed out to WPAPPITUP competition winners

By Tom Warren, on 10th Aug 11 3:16 pm with 15 Comments

Microsoft has distributed Windows Phone 7.5 RTM handsets to winners of its WPAPPITUP competition.

The WPAPPITUP student developer competition is an ongoing competition designed to highlight prototype Windows Phone app ideas. Microsoft announced the first 20 winners of the competition at the end of July and has distributed HTC Mazaa devices to some of them. The device includes the RTM build (7720) of Windows Phone 7.5. XDA-Developers forum member Cpitt received one of the devices and posted an about screen of the phone earlier today. “It’s roughly the exact same as the one in the pictures that were released here back in April,” said Cpitt referring to the previously leaked images of the HTC Mazaa. “The only difference being some kind of identification number that is etched into the bottom left hand corner,” he added.

HTC’s Mazaa device includes a 12MP camera, capable of supporting the RAW image format. Microsoft has been using the device in Windows Phone Mango demos for Internet Explorer 9. WinRumors understands that the HTC Mazaa also includes an updated CPU and GPU configuration. The chipset allows HTML5 content on Internet Explorer 9 to run better than current retail Windows Phone 7 devices. The HTC Mazaa is a developer phone that may be released on the Sprint network later this year. XDA-developers originally unveiled the HTC Mazaa device in April. The site noted that the device includes a single LED flash and a 3.7″ screen.

HTC Mazaa Windows Phone 7.5 RTM

  • Grannyville7989

    I don’t understand why Microsoft market Mango as Windows Phone 7.5 it’s OS version 7.1.

    Oh well, I guess it’s like questioning why Microsoft named NT 6.1 as Windows 7.

    • Grannyville7989

      I don’t understand why Microsoft market Mango as Windows Phone 7.5 WHEN it’s OS version 7.1.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Floyd/1358554781 Stephen Floyd

      Easy: Marketing. calling it 7.1 makes it sound like such an incremental update. 7.5 on the other hand peaks consumers interest – and rightfully so, since they’ve added 500 new feaures with Mango. Heck thats more features than Apple added going from iOS3 to iOS4. 

    • Anonymous

      It’s not 7.1. The numbers in between is the build number. I imagine the last number, 500 is supposed to be the five in 7.5. What does it matter anyway? Microsoft has always used marketing version numbers along side internal version numbers. Office 2010 = v15, Windows 7 = NT 6.1 etc.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not 7.1. The numbers in between is the build number. I imagine the last number, 500 is supposed to be the five in 7.5. What does it matter anyway? Microsoft has always used marketing version numbers along side internal version numbers. Office 2010 = v15, Windows 7 = NT 6.1 etc.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTAHVKS2RNDWTQPHQEJALLRNEQ Adam Paris

      Mango is too big of a release to be called 7.1

  • Grannyville7989

    Also, I REALLY looking forward to IE9 on my phone. I’m coming across a lot of websites that are just unusable when browsing the web from my phone, such as Play.com and Amazon. Whenever I want to insert text into a search field on those sites, it just always seems to break.

    Win Rumors, on the otherhand, works exceptionally well for the most part with Windows Phone :)

    • Anonymous

      IE9 on Mango is awesome!

      Except I don’t like the new placement of Tabs. You have to access it from pull-up menu :/

    • Leegion

      Yeah not really a fan of that, I loved the icon :( Was much quicker

    • Guest

      FYI, Amazon is shifty.

  • Anonymous

    Because the next major release, about a year from now, will be Windows Phone 8. It will coincide with all of the other Win8 releases that will run cross-device compatible software. So wp7 then wp7.5 then win8…

  • Kanelp

    When I see ‘WPAPPITUP’ all I can think of is WHATZUP!!!!!  And devs going around yelling  ‘WPAPPITUP’ at each other on thier Windows Phone.

  • Kanelp

    When I see ‘WPAPPITUP’ all I can think of is WHATZUP!!!!!  And devs going around yelling  ‘WPAPPITUP’ at each other on thier Windows Phone.

  • Cpitt

    It’s not a 12mp camera, only a 5mp camera…

  • Noewin

    This is what u call a news story TOM? You suck at copy/pasting..