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First Nokia Windows Phone will be with WP Mango, already in the labs, says Microsoft's keynote

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First Nokia Windows Phone will be with WP Mango, already in the labs, says Microsoft's keynote
We are embedding the full video of the Windows Phone Mango update keynote that we were updating you live from (our hands-on with Mango is here). At the end of the presentation Microsoft's Andy Lees, the President of the Mobile Communications Business group, said that WP Mango is what will be running on the first Nokia Windows Phone.

What was more interesting for us, though, is the fact that he mentioned Nokia already has phones in the labs, complete with Windows Phone Mango, which it is working on as we speak. Now that is a good story of itself, considering that the update will become official for all other Windows Phone 7 devices in the fall.

Could it be that we will actually see the first Nokia Windows Phone in times for the holiday season, as some rumors suggested? Judging from Nokia's Stephen Elop carrying a prototype Windows Phone in his pocket at certain hockey games, this notion might not be that far off.

On the flip side, nothing was mentioned for Adobe Flash support in the mobile Internet Explorer 9 version that will be shipping with Windows Phone Mango, so we guess either Microsoft is still ironing out the kinks with Adobe, or it is betting heavily on HTML5.

Watch the whole keynote presentation about the Mango update below, starting at 41:00 into the video. The word about Nokia Windows Phones with the Mango update already in the labs comes at 1:23:30, almost at the end of the whole presentation. As usual with Microsoft's streaming videos, make sure you have Silverlight installed, and be patient, it takes some time to load initially.



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posted on 24 May 2011, 11:47

1. ihatelie (unregistered)


cut the crap, where's the thing?

posted on 24 May 2011, 14:38

2. box (unregistered)


I was really hoping that the new batch of Nokias would be out near summer's end or early early autumn. I was going to get the C7 Astound from T-Mobile, but the rep said they may be getting some other Nokias in the coming months, so I'll either wait for those running Symbian Anna, or the WP7s

posted on 24 May 2011, 15:16 1

3. ben (unregistered)


Its should stay in the labs forever with its ugly block ui

posted on 24 May 2011, 15:29 5

4. Ben's mother (unregistered)


Oh Ben. Look how nice you turned out! Just think if i would have said the same to you?! Now that's no way to act.

posted on 25 May 2011, 12:46

6. bosmobi (unregistered)


Christina looks nice :)

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 02:28

7. deepak_rawat747 (unregistered)


which is that phone that is seen in the above pics.. i really lyke dat phone..

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