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No Mango-flavored smartphones are to be unveiled at the Nokia Microsoft party

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No Mango-flavored smartphones are to be unveiled at the Nokia Microsoft party
As our loyal readers already know, Nokia and Microsoft will be hosting a party on August 17. The gathering will take place in Cologne, Germany, and is promised to be an event that the ones who attend will surely remember. Unfortunately, as much as we were hoping to see some new Nokia smartphones powered by WP7 getting unveiled, it seems like that is not on the agenda for the evening.

We just received a confirmation from Microsoft saying that “no Nokia with Windows Phone products will be launched at that event.” Instead, the party will be for developers only, which will have the opportunity to get more familiar with both companies.

In other words, this is shaping up to be nothing more than your ordinary corporate party with no unexpected device announcements in tow. It seems like we will still have to wait a bit longer until the Nokia Sea Ray makes another appearance in public and the next members of Nokia's WP7 lineup get announced. How long will it be until that happens we can't say yet for sure, but we know that if everything unfolds as expected, the first Nokia smartphone running Windows Phone 7 should hit the market by the end of the year.

source: Microsoft

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posted on 04 Aug 2011, 05:51 1

1. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 590; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


false hope... major tease.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:32

2. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Story of my life......

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:48

3. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


if it is gona be a surprise sure they are not gona tell u about it!

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:27 1

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


Yup, buying the galaxy S2. Microsoft can waste someone else's time now. :) I'm done waiting for a WP7 on Sprint. Two months ago your little private meeting said that there are phones running mango in the workshop, and it was released to manufacturers not even a week ago. Way to go.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:51

5. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


That's not even Microsoft's or Nokia's fault. Blame your s**tty carrier for not releasing a good Windows Phone.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 16:38

13. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


umm...Dj21o WTF are you talking about waiting for a WP7 on Sprint? We have the HTC Arrive that's a WP7. It was the first with the nodo update.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:23

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


You just contradicted yourself. It IS Microsoft's and Nokia's fault for not releasing a WP7 on time like they said. And all windows phones have the s**ttiest hardware. Except for the Focus and HD7S. I give them that. And Sprint has a good Windows phone (Arrive), so don't say they have a s**tty handset because it isn't that at all.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:22 2

8. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Nokia has never said anything but Q4 for the first W7 handset. Microsoft has said repeatedly that Mango will come out about the Holiday season. That has actually been moved up to a possible September release. Certainly, Mango handsets will be on the market in October. Not sure where any of that is wasting anyones time, like you charged in your first comment.

As for the crappy hardware also from your first comment, that doesn't hold water either. No W7 handset has been left out of the cut/paste update, no W7 handset will be left out of the Mango update. No review I have ever read has said W7 handsets were not smooth and nearly flawless in their operations. If you are wrapped up in stat sheets, than you may miss something special.

Now, I am not saying do not get the GS2. That is the premium handset out right now. (Although it has been delayed MONTHS here in the U.S. as opposed to being ahead like Mango may be.) But the next wave of W7 devices will be set for the future as they will be recieving the "Tango" update in 2012 as well as the W8 update following that, they should have every feature an Android or iPhone has, and will still run nearly flawless with very good security measures from Microsoft.

Oh, and Samsung will have the GS2 varient running W7 out as well. If you are interested.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 12:22 1

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


I guess there're still people that know what they're talking about. Thumbs up for you ''snowgator''.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 13:08 1

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


The crappy hardware has nothing to do with how well the phone functions, or how fast the phone is. So you can delete that paragraph. And how am I wrapped up in stat sheets? Did I say anything about stats? No. BUT I can tell you it is the best hardware to come on a phone, regardless to your comment. And October is a late release for any of these Mango phones. The GSII is making Android look better, while the same Mango phones will have washed out displays, and the same ole' 1gz processor with no USB mounting, no tether, etc etc. The Mango phones wont even be enough to wipe Androids ass. I really want a WP7, but I'm not waiting and keeping an obsolete device. Switching carriers after 12 years isn't even an option for me. :)

And I do know what I'm talking about, thank you very much. ;)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 13:54

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


I don't know if you heard but Microsoft already said that the new Mango flavored phones will come with the new generation of qualcomm processor. More than likely the Nokia Sea Ray will come with a dual-core processor or a really powerfull sigle-core processor.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 15:21 1

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


Yeah, but why would they need it? The phone is light and fast already. Android isn't, but they offer more than WP7. (Which comes with more CPU). They know people are dissatisfied with their OS because of how sluggish it is. So they are bringing in new technology that will make it unbeatable. There are features of WP7 that I like, but I feel like simple tasks aren't achieved, or are more difficult to do so. Example, USB storage. I can't have that. I can't have customization, its just not there yet. Give me all the thumbs down you want, but I know what I'm talking about. And apparently Google does too. Since Microsoft made more off of Android patents than their own OS. WP7 is too far late in the game. It sucks, but that's just how it is.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 16:49

14. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


That's why WP7 is better then android. It doesn't have those and it doesn't have 15 phone makers changing it. That's why we get phone updates and the Samsungs wait 8 months before it get the update. The good thing is the phone makers can't do that they can only optimize the code for their handsets.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 17:51

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


I personally love the Samsung Android OS. And all WP7's look the same. So at least they are implementing that. I love the Epic with Sprint, but the screen is too small for my banana hands and I don't want a physical keyboard. And I loveeeee TouchWiz. Wouldn't you want that with WP7? And how is not having easier tasks better for you? I don't want to have to upload things to skydrive, and sync my phone. Especially when I can just go on my computer and transfer the files that way. Or even via email. If Microsoft can get the basics down, and not even make it a pain in the ass to even set custom ringtones, I would consider even buying the Arrive. But until then, Android is my preferred OS. So don't flame me and say another OS is better than the other.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 18:41

16. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


No sorry I don't like to wait month and months for an update that's out to might come to my phone to make the OS look "nice". No I don't want that with my WP7 that's why I got it it! Most smart phone OSes don't support side loading anymore you might want to update yourself on this fact and that it's going to be going out. Setting a custom ringtone hard? WTF are you smoking man it's easy to set a custom ringtone. It isn't flaming when you point to facts.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 22:52

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


Months and months? Everything on my phone is completely custom. I have a new ROM, kernel, and is a HUGE upgrade from what my phone was when I got it. I dont have to wait, unlike everyone with a WP7 that should have had top notch quality on the first release in the beginning. And sideloading is probably the best feature on the Android phones. I can copy over music, photos, videos, games, make backups of my applications, backups of my ROMs, just about anything I want. So you need to get your facts straight and think about things before you blurt on a keyboard. And you can't make custom ringtones, at least not painlessly on WP7. I can take any audio file on my phone and chop/screw with it any way I want, unlike WP7. I'm done proving all of your stupid points, keep the same s**tty OS and let me know when they actually beat sales in Android, not just by mooching off of paper thin patents. :)

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 02:53

18. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


I'll do that, let me know when android stops stealing other peoples patents and when they stop bitching about people buying them also! Dj Let me know when you stop being a tard and talking about android from the phone makers then go off about custom roms. Those are two different things there man. As far as the other stuff goes in phones sorry man it's as dead as you arguments. Custom ringtones aren't hard. What you're talking about isn't a custom ringtone it's a 3rd party ring tone. I can load music on it easy and fast all I use in Zune to do it. Just like iPhones use i-Tunes. My facts are strait you're not being clear in what you're talking about not my fault there. You're the one saying how you want WP7 then now you're talking custom roms.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 10:29

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


Did you not say that I have to wait for months and months for an update that "might come to my phone" - as you put it. And as far as its "nice ui," Samsung puts the good qualities in the software for the users. Nobody else does. For example, there is sense from HTC (completely hideous IMO). Samsung has built in TouchWiz, swype, swiping left on a contact to dial that person, swiping right to txt that person, pressing two fingers on the phone and leaning it front to back for zoom, Samsung is progressing in Android. I would love a WP7, but they just need to come out with better hardware. Specs has nothing to do with it, or anything else. I could dump rocks on it and it would still be smooth as butter lol.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:32 2

7. box (unregistered)


They said no devices would be lauched. Launching and announcing are different things... Even just a timeline or hardware specs would be enough to sate my thirst for information....

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