Windows Phone Tango coming at CES, Apollo - mid-June 2012?
1. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1502; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
If the Nokia 900 has a front facing camera then I believe it will be the best of the best
windows phone 7 smart phones. The HTC Titan could beat it if it gets an upgrade to an amoled screen. After june 2012 when Nokia comes out with the Apollo super Nokia windows smart phones which will have all the bells and whistles and be technologically equal to the best Andriod phones , the Iphone 5 will have a higher HD screen but Nokia and windows smart phones will truly be the third smart phone ecosystem for people to pick and choose to use.I think Nokia will make enough profit to never have to worry about Microsoft having to buy it to save it.
3. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Yes, if the Lumia 900 ( or whatever it's going to be called) gets an FFC and LTE, then it's going to be a phone to have!
I just hope Nokia moves a little faster though. I just couldn't wait anymore for the Lumia800, I decided to get the HTC Radar instead to add to my Android.
2. snowgator (Posts: 3547; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
No doubt the 900 will bump the Titan as the top device. (Although I would argue my Focus S is the top Windows device on the market. But, a posting for another day.) But what I am very curious about is the Tango update. If rumors are true, that update is aimed at providing a Windows OS for lower end phones, not an upgrade on the Mango running phones. I am really pumped for Apollo.
4. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Although Tango is going to be a minor update, I believe it's still going to be a crucial one because it will bring LTE support to Windows Phone 7.
6. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
My guess is that Tango isn't built specifically for lower end phones, but rather an update that would allow for a greater range of hardware to be used (from lower end in terms of memory, resolution, etc. to higher end with LTE).
7. snowgator (Posts: 3547; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
That makes sense. It is also the logical next step in creating a wide enough ecosystem to allow for different form factors, more CDMA support, ect. Is it too much to hope for that it will allow landscape on all screens? That is a huge pet peeve of mine with WP, and a serious reason physical keyboards have not taken off better.
9. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I wouldn't count on the landscape part. The OS itself was largely made for use in portrait mode; there would be a ton of work involved in making everything (non-apps) work in landscape, and it may be functionally inferior in that it would be focused on two-handed operation and be able to display less information on the screen, at least the way the OS is currently designed.
10. snowgator (Posts: 3547; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Sigh... Darn it Penny, couldn't you just humor me? :-)
8. bbstorm2435 (Posts: 37; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)
Not so fast. It may bump the Titan as a top device, but HTC is rumored to be releasing an LTE WP7 device for AT&T in February. You would think this would bring more changes than just the addition of LTE to the Titan.
5. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
The main feature many people are waiting for with Windows Phones are LTE. For these people screaming FFC, who really uses them to video chat.? The only time I've seen people utilize the FFC is when they want to take pictures of themselves. I love the Windows Phone platform, but I feel that once LTE support is on board, I'm sure it'll attract some new smartphone users. Metro UI is so clean and beautiful and the Live Tiles really just make the platform pop. Cannot wait to see what Tango and Apollo brings.
11. roscuthiii (Posts: 2122; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
So, if Tango is only a minor/moderate update and Apollo overhaul is coming mid-2012...
then basically don't even think about getting a Windows phone for 6 months if you're coming in fresh to the platform.