Windows Phone Mango to beat them all to the punch with a September 1st availability
The Mango update to WP7, with its 500+ new features, is now supposed to land on September 1st, which means that we'll probably see the new handsets that will be rocking it in greater detail then. Apple's iOS 5 update will most likely be available in September too, and Google's Android Ice Cream Sandwich is allegedly pulled to October, in order to fight the competition sooner than planned.
If we indeed see Windows Phone Mango get commercial on September 1, this will coincide with the biggest European electronics expo, IFA 2011 in Berlin, where a lot of phone manufacturers might be showing WP gear. Considering that Acer, ZTE, Huawei and others joined the bandwagon this year, they might introduce their first handsets with Microsoft's fresh mobile OS in three weeks and change, between September 2-7, when IFA 2011 will take place.
Moreover, Windows Phone is selling way better in Europe than in the US, so it will make sense to show off the new gear at a European trade show first.
1. 3g (unregistered)
its about time..........lol
3. Immolate (Posts: 239; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
And the two nations of Androidia and United Apple Emirates trembled.
4. Forum (unregistered)
Will there be a LTE Mango Windows Phone? Why? Because 3G sucks, today.
9. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I'm honestly hoping snowgator. I want to try something new!!
8. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Okay, Europe first. It is Nokia territory, and the other new kids, ZTE, Acer, Huawei want to play. Cool, not offended. Now, about that U.S. Mango roadmap.....
10. MANGOwhy (unregistered)
I don't get it from the screen shots, mango looks way outdated compared to android and ios so what's the big deal?
11. - (unregistered)
u mad? well, it actually boils down to personal preference, I for one really like WP7's interface. I feel that it looks more appealing compared to iOS and Android as they both look really... similar.
12. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
Just watch some videos on youtube about Mango.
19. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
Wp7 is cool in ways android is not like how it has a lot of common apps like facebook and xbox live and zune baked into the os. It just makes simple tasks a little bit faster. If your into customization then wp7 is not for you there really isn't much other then tiles and a black background. Hopefully mango offers support for every tile to be a live tile. The homescreen starts to look boring if you don't have many live tiles. Wp7 has a promising future due to it being so user friendly with most of its features being fairly useful as well. The xbox live feature is pretty addictive. Wp7 seems to have some promising hardware on the way too so we will see.
13. gusto (unregistered)
@MANGOwhy, from the screenshots? GO use the phone or watch some mango reviews and then tell us if you think it still looks out dated.
14. NMexpo (unregistered)
Man, I can't wait!!! Not that I'm not satisfied with WP7 now but Mango will certainly add some new flavor to the infant OS.
16. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1026; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
It's selling way better in Europe. Couldn't have anything to do with the fact that 3 of 4 major U.S carriers have only 1 WP7 phone.
17. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
The WP7.5 Nokia phone will replace the Symbian infected N8 :)
18. thuglyfe (unregistered)
watch it get delayed til 2012
21. jtech (Posts: 100; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Can't wait!!! Then I can finally kick the little green robot to the curve
23. Doakie (Posts: 732; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Hmm very interesting that all the platforms are simultaneously launching their new phones during the beginning of fall instead of the beginning of summer. HP will probably be launching their Pre3 in September, RIM is launching the new Bold Touch and Torch 2 in late August. Now Windows Phone 7, iOS, and Android are too. Hmm. This'll be a hot Christmas.
24. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
And Samsung is releasing bada 2.0.1
25. Ugh... (unregistered)
I'm so very tempted to go with WP7 this fall, I love the Metro UI; it's so damn pretty. The problem is I don't like how limited it is... for example I really like having file managers like Astro on my android device.
I hope the devices can impress me enough to look past these faults.
27. zcarman (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)
Would the fact that they are pushing European markets first have anything to do with the fact that the largest percentage of people in the US only have access to 1 device on their network?
Verizon - Trophy
AT&T - Focus, Surround, Quantum, HD7s
Sprint - Arrive
T-Mobile - HD7
So if you aren't AT&T, you only get one device in store... Not much of an option compared to the 5 Droids, 2 iPhones, and 3 BlackBerry devices...