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CES 2012 might see the launch of LTE Windows Phones with Mango

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CES 2012 might see the launch of LTE Windows Phones with Mango
Windows Phone's Andy Lees explained at yesterday's New York event that the lack of CDMA handsets in the recently-outed crop with the Mango update is not something inherent to Windows Phone 7.5: "no limitation of the OS, it's a timing thing between the operator and the OEMs", he said.

Also, it tuns out that the LTE update of Mango is in the hands of manufacturers already, as per WP's product manager Greg Sullivan, who said that everybody has it, but Nokia was just more aggressive with the announcement about upcoming Nokia Windows Phones with LTE connectivity: "I don't think there's any kind of head start [Nokia] gets, but I think Stephen [Elop} was more aggressive in terms of getting out there with the news".

Microsoft's Andy Lees says the LTE update for Mango is already with manufacturers

Microsoft's Andy Lees says the LTE update for Mango is already with manufacturers

When asked if we are to expect Windows Phone 8 announced February at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, as with all major mobile OS announcements in the last four years from Microsoft, Andy Lees just hinted with a smile, but didn't confirm or deny it. The next version of Microsoft's mobile OS is expected to support multicore chipsets and high-resolution displays, among other goodies.

An interesting thing slipped from Andy Lees about the low-cost Windows Phones plans. The rumored Tango update will allegedly bring support for 320x480 resolutions, but at the same time he said yesterday that WVGA screens have become so cheap that there is no point in supporting anything less than that. Could it be that Microsoft has given up on lower-res Windows Phones for its entry level onslaught? Or maybe the 320x480 support will be reserved for a different chassis on handsets with portrait physical QWERTY? We should know more in two months, when the CES 2012 expo will be here.

via PCMag

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posted on 08 Nov 2011, 06:54

1. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

if MS didn't follow apple with needing software to load/remove files from the phones i would be more into this announcement. i'm hoping with windows 8 that they will allow a PnP feature

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 23:56

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

eh it is something that is greater for most people.. at least on apple u have cydia to do everything… i jailbroke my wp and there realy wasnt much cept for the ability to change all the colors…

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 06:56

2. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

How could they not?

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 07:25

3. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

three screen resoultions (and only three) one low, one mid range and one high resolution is a much better option with respect to android's unlimited number resolutions . those much resoultions confuse the developers what to optimise for....i think so.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 08:04 1

4. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

Is it just me or is Windows Phone evolving at a very slow pace? I honestly can't see myself buying a WP Mango device with only a single core. What's the lifespan of such a device? Especially when dual core handsets with larger screens are expected next year.

Additionally, Android should have taken another step forward by then. I honestly believe in the potential of WP, but at it's current rate of progress and basic connection issues like connecting to MS exchange I'm left very disappointed! Why is it easier to connect to MS Exchange from Android or IOS, but a pain in the butt on WP? It seems as though Microsoft has not adopted the leap-frog mentality, heck they'd probably get more customers if they just adopted the catch-up quicker mentality!

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 10:20

5. So-Sayz-Eye (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

I dont see the difference between how well WP works with single core compared to Android and its dual core. The only reason I even want WP to have dual core is for HD recording. The OS is optimized for single core so I dont feel hampered by it. But from a sales point of view consumers are stupid and will buy anything that's trending or perceived to be "hot", so if WP is to suceed it seems that MS just has to leapfrog and go straight to quad core and people would consider it more because it has to newest hottest tech.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 00:52

7. SuperEd (Posts: 132; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Consumers are pretty stupid. Really. I need 1/2 MILLION APPS. Sorry, but there is no phone that would EVER be able to use that. And as you say "so"...yea, people think QUAD core is IT! Yea, gotta have all those cores...when in fact a single core WP will whoop most dual core devices. Smoke and mirrors baby.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 10:42

8. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

When will more Windows Phone come to Sprint and Verizon?

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