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Microsoft employees already being treated to Mango, according to rumors

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Microsoft employees already being treated to Mango, according to rumors
Besides the privilege of being employed by one of the most successful companies in the world, members of team Microsoft may have yet another perk to make them feel special. Even though the WP7 Mango update is not expected to start rolling out Stateside until next month, Microsoft employees can already have a finalized version of the software (build 7720, to be exact) installed on their smartphones, according to a rumor that we just stumbled upon.

Word comes from the guys over at wpcentral, which were told that those willing to take Mango for a spin can simply bring their handset over to the Device Lab on the Bellevue campus and have the software manually installed on their device. Sure, this information still belongs to the realm of rumors right now, but if the tip turns out to be on the right track, something tells us that a pretty big cue is forming in front of Microsoft's labs right now.

With its 500+ new features and improvements, the Mango update is anticipated by pretty much all Windows Phone 7 enthusiasts out there and it is only a matter of time until it is pushed to the public. Since the first device to pack WP7 Mango out of the box is already out, it is pretty certain that the guys at Microsoft's camp have a final version of the software on their hands, which makes the rumor sound pretty credible.

If anyone has been lucky enough to be among the first to try the final version of the Mango update first hand, feel free to brag about it by leaving a comment below.

source: wpcentral

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posted on 12 Aug 2011, 05:35 1

1. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Funny how no one has left a comment.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 06:51 3

3. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Because the Microsoft's employees don't come to phonearena.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 06:03 2

2. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Funny how anyone wants a WP7...
Seriously, who wants WP7 with boring live tiles and ugly UI ?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 07:07 7

4. haikallp (unregistered)


just cause u dont like WP's design does not mean others don't like it too..diff ppl have diff opinion mate!

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 07:11 3

5. bayhuy (Posts: 287; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


In Bulgarian, "Mango" is a offensive slang for "Gypsy".
I just can not see myself wearing a phone with "Gypsy OS".

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 07:17 10

6. lee (unregistered)


Sorry to hear it mate. In Malaysia it's the name of a fantastic fruit that's much better tasting than apple :)

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 07:27 3

7. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


hahaha that was a good one, thumbs up for you.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 11:52

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


HAHA NICE ONE :D fuk iSheep fanbois

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 12:06 2

11. Microsoft employee (unregistered)


I'm Bulgarian and I've never heard such thing

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 10:37 1

9. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Well no one wants ugly ass Bada either.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 13:12 1

14. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Obviously people want bada more tham WP7.
In a recent article by PhoneArena bada outsold both WP7 and Winmo put together, making it the number 5 Os in the world.
Check a video of bada before you say anything, it is a fantastic OS.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 08:36 2

8. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Hmm, one of my neighbours is a MS employee, who has a WP7 (she got it for free. She told me that instead of landline phones, they only use mobile phones at MS).
Might go see her...

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 13:10 1

13. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Why did this post deserve thumbs down, anybody ?
I just said i'd might go see my neighbour to check out Mango !
Was this insulting in any way ?

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 07:58

15. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 691; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


the question is why do you care?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 12:45 1

12. remyrz (Posts: 184; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


I want one.. if you don't is not my problem and if I want one is not yours :) mango seems cool, different, innovate, out of the hands of competition in a way of ''look like''... and with time, will be better..

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