Microsoft is planning to launch Windows Phone Mango in Taiwan on September 16th

Microsoft is planning to launch Windows Phone Mango in Taiwan on September 16th
Oh September, it has been here for two weeks already, but there are still some people who are itching to know when Mango will actually be released. Interestingly enough, if the latest report about Microsoft’s refreshed platform pans out to be true, we can expect to see it arrive in a matter of a couple of days – but in Taiwan first.

From the sound of it all, it’s being reported that the some Microsoft people attending TechDays Taiwan 2011 announced to the audience that the long awaited Mango update is going to be released in Taiwan on September 16th. Unfortunately, there was no mention as to how the update will be rolled out – like some sort of over-the-air update. Strangely, some people believe that handset owners will need to bring their phones to specific shops in order for them to be flashed.

Nevertheless, we’ll surely know more in a couple of days when it’s expected to all go down. However, we’re sure that there are others out wondering when it’ll become available in other markets around the world.

source: Mobile01 (translated) via WPCentral

UPDATE: The guys at ILoveWP have received a confirmation on the matter. On September 16, HTC will be upgrading Windows Phone handsets to Mango at all of its retail stores throughout Taiwan. What's more is that the day will be organized as a social event with prizes being given away to the attendees. The entire procedure is estimated to take about 20 minutes, but a software backup is strongly recommended to be performed prior to the update.

source: ILoveWP (translated) via WMPoweruser

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12 Comments

1. 7ceez

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Man, cant wait for this update could be crucial in deciding whether to stay with windows or not, plus that anouncement of windows 8 and tablets is starting to make it seem like a good choice.

2. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

Exactly you get me! I am going to get a Windows 8 tablet to replace my iPad... They are really bringing the competition up! I replaced my iPhone already, with Windows Phone.. My beloved iPod is still with me though, so is my iMac

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

why do u use a ipod, when you can use zune on your WP7 ?

7. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

My thoughts exactly :D

9. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

if you have an 8 or 16GB nano or better: a 160GB ipod classic; why would you waste the space of your phone on music? and also in my personal opinion: ipods are destined for music playing - phones are not. (maybe the iphone is an exeption, because it's originated from the ipod touch. but that's pretty much it.) i too use my nano for music, and would never use my omnia for it (no matter how much more intuitive its music player interface is.)

4. dizzymaker unregistered

true that, i gave up my ipod touch for zune on my hd7 a long time ago, havent looked back either. the Ui in zune blows itunes away, plus the zune pass puts icing on the cake... itunes is a joke comparitively speaking IMO

11. SteveDog unregistered

I got a HTC Trophy 7 instead of an iDog back in January, and I've never went back.

5. RWS74

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

I just bought a focus, got a great deal, can't wait for this update :-D

8. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Wow ... take it easy ...

10. fmx220

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

I was at an AT&T store in Oregon yesterday and the salesman said the Focus S and the Focus Flash were going on sale September 18th along with the GS II.

12. oscar1

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

What can't these guys learn from iOS and Android, I mean how many people own WP7 release the freaking update you clowns.

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