HTC London Invite Creates Hope for a Mango Device Unveil

HTC has announced via their Facebook page that they will be holding an event on September 1st to show the world what’s next. The specifics on what will be happening at the event are not yet known, but it’s believed and rumored by many that the September 1st date coupled with the previous rumor of a Mango unveil on the same day leaves speculation that HTC might use this event to announce new Windows Phone Mango devices. Here’s the invite:

It’s been a while since we last met, so we thought that we’d invite you to come party – and most importantly see what’s next.

There will be the usual food, drinks, music and a few phone treats for you to enjoy.

It would be great to see you. If you’re planning on attending, please RSVP to let us know. Just remember that it’s an event for people over 18 and it’s on a first come, first served basis.

As ever you can always follow the conversation via our Twitter Tag: #HTCQB

Look forward to seeing you there!
HTC Team

P.S. For those who are a little camera shy, please read the terms and conditions (http://goo.gl/ZBdaX) as we will have the photographers at the event

Everything you see and hear about this being a Windows Phone event is purely speculation at this point, so don’t be surprised if nothing mango-flavoured comes from all of this, but we will be keeping a close eye out on September 1st, just in case.

UK Users: Got a Windows Phone, Take a Survey, Make some Money

Attention UK Windows Phone users. If you own a Windows Phone and will be near London on August 10/11th then you might get the chance to tell Microsoft in person about your Windows Phone experience and how they can make it even better. Here’s the information and a link to a survey and sign-up:

Own a Windows Phone? Want to tell us what you love, what you don’t love, what’s your favourite feature? We’re looking for 24 enthusiastic UK fans to attend a research panel in central London, on the evenings of 10th/11th August at 6:15pm or 8pm. You’ll get £60 for your time, trouble and travel. We’ll also feed you and might have some surprises on the day and beyond.

Sign-up: Windows Smartphone Survey

Simply click on the link above and fill out the form and wait for Microsoft to contact you regarding the survey. If you have a voice and some opinions on how they can improve Windows Phone as well as some free time on those days, why not give it a go?

‘Bing Get Me There’ Hits Marketplace

Microsoft has released another app into the Marketplace called Bing Get Me There. The app is just another nice-looking app in the long list of titles from Microsoft and this one seems to be geared more toward UK users in that it’s essentially a London travels app. Here’s the Marketplace description:

Bing Get Me There is a London travel app that gets you from where you are right now to wherever you want to be. True door-to-door directions using Bing maps and live tube updates to ensure you get the best route for you. Business, home address, or tube station, Bing Get Me There will get you there!

Features:
Plan journeys using Bing maps and
the London Underground network
Full tube maps and live service
updates
Live departures and status updates by tube station
Nearest tube
stations (with map and walking directions)
Set up favourite journeys with
‘live tile’ alerts on your home screen
Weekend service updates
Offline
access to tube maps (great for when you are on the tube)

The app focuses on the Underground and walking for your journey, though trains and buses sections will be included if there are any delays or closures on the tube network.

Search for “Bing” in the Zune PC software or on your Windows Phone to check out this app.