New Windows Phone 7 Mango Devices Revealed – Update Rumoured For Next Week
Our American friends across the water have just received some good news on the Windows Phone 7 front. Carrier AT&T unveiled their line of ‘Mango’ devices, the massive update bound for WP7 sometime in the very near future.
The three new phones they’ll be carrying are the HTC TITAN, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash.
We brought you all the news on the HTC TITAN when it was revealed on September 1st, our full coverage can be found here.
The TITAN is rocking a massive 4.7-inch LCD screen, a 1.5GHz Processor, 8MP rear camera with Dual LED flash and a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calling.
Details on both the Samsung devices are slim at the moment however, we still have no images of either phone but a basic description from AT&T.
Samsung Focus S is the successor to the Samsung Focus, the best-selling WP7 phone in the US (In Europe we have the Omnia 7 instead) and features a 4.3-inch SAMOLED Plus screen, a 1.4GHZ Processor and similar camera specs to the HTC TITAN with an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front facing camera.
Last but not least is the first Windows Phone 7 device that as far as we can tell has pretty much been designed as a budget model, the Samsung Focus Flash. It comes with a 3.7-inch SAMOLED screen, 1.4GHZ processor, a 5MP rear camera and “a front facing camera”, considering they didn’t specify details on that front facing camera, we’ll assume for now that it’s VGA.
This news alone would normally be enough to get rumours going that Mango is coming soon but there’s more, over the weekend the Windows Phone Dev Podcast Mango is coming next week.
“Next week is going to be a big week for Windows Phone. We have been told by various sources that Mango will be dropping and the final tools will be dropping for developers, so that would be interesting and something to look forward to”
The bombshell can be heard here at 34:20 in the podcast.
All this is good news for Windows Phone 7 users here in Ireland and indeed worldwide and shows that Mango can’t be far away, bringing WP7 well on par with other smartphone operating systems.
All eyes are on Microsoft and Nokia now.
We’re currently awaiting word from all major Irish Mobile Networks on what new Windows Phone 7 devices they’ll be carrying and will update you with any good news.
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