Windows Phone Mango rumored to be delayed until September 15

Windows Phone Mango rumored to be delayed until September 15
An official release date for the Windows Phone Mango update may have never been announced, yet rumors are now suggesting that the software's launch is being delayed. According to an unnamed software development company, September 15 is when the update is scheduled to launch. Wpcentral, the guys who got a hold of the tip, are also pointing out that the source is a trustworthy company that works directly with Microsoft meaning that the rumor might turn out to be on the right track.

Another clue in favor of the alleged Mango release date comes from AT&T's Dell's online store. The Dell Venue Pro has been listed as out of stock for quite a while, and some have speculated that it will be brought back with Windows Phone Mango on board. Well, a quick check shows that the preliminary shipping date for the Venue Pro is now only a day later – September 16.

Still, bear in mind that the September 15 release date is just a rumor with no hard evidence to back it up. However, if patience is something you do not have a lot of, maybe you can try flashing the leaked Mango build onto your device.

source: wpcentral, Dell

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29 Comments

1. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

September 15 isn't a delay. The target release for Mango was before the Christmas buying season. So, they are ahead. Which is good, as every week that goes by without a new WP7 device is a lost chance to get momentum before the iPhone 5 and the next wave of Android flood the market. And just a quick correction- the Dell Venue Pro is only sold on Dells online store, not at the AT&T site. The AT&T branded handset has been out of stock. It is assumed it will have Mango when it is released back for sale, not confirmed.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

At this rate, MS is looking to be on target for another 600K unit quarterly sales metric. Maybe they should just focus their energy on building revenues from licensing their IP portfolio. It certainly costs less than what they are dumping into WP7.

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Even with Nokia, MS probalby won't sell more than 600 k per quarter of Windows phones. MS, should just give up on WP...they probably wont though.

6. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Peter!! What took you so long? This Microsoft posting has been up for hours, and you hadn't posted anything negative, yet!! I was starting to get worried about you!!

7. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

apparently my account had been turned off by a moderator, for posting the news here of the samsung unpacked event in berlin.

8. eiyoy009

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

so what!! hey bada boy, just comment in a blog if your freaking OS is the topic...ilove wp7..try it and compare to your BADA...iwk

9. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

bada has lots better than WP7. bada has more personalization options, more functions and more market share than WP7 !

10. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Bada is better than anyone ... I guess that's the only thing that fanboys can see ... well hate to tell you this but there are only 3 players on the market Apple, Google and Microsoft. And again hate to tell ya buy WP7 is only an year old platform and it's against the big guys ... bada is 2 years old and has the same market share as Microsoft ... yep I guess they are better for their hopes to copy Android? It's nice to see you defend that OS but don't get me wrong ... you are wrong ...

13. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

don't get me wrong, but you are actually wrong here. bada's market share is actually quite alot higher than WP7. And stop complaining and saying that WP7 is new OS. It has had a long time now to sell, but of course the biggest moment for WP7 is now with Nokia and the 2nd generation coming. Now is the time to see if WP7 is a success or a fiasco. If it still doesn't sell in 5 more months, then goodbye WP7. Samsung actually said today at the unpacked event that "Samsung is aiming to make bada one of the biggest OSes on the market"

16. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/2011/08/11/windows-phone-7-global-market-share-dips-below-bada/ Quite a lot ... 0.03%? Check wikipedia ... there Bada and WP7 have 2% each ... And btw I don't complain about WP7 being young. The thing I'm saying is that WP7 reached 2% in the market for one year ... Bada for two years ... that's what I meant. And Sorry for your problems with the Omnia 7 ... i haven't restarted the device for months (and i don't mean 3-4 months) ...

22. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

WP7 sold 1.7 million, bada sold about 2.1 million. That's over 20 % more bada phones sold man, thats more than 0.03 %, check your maths.

18. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

dream on... :D

11. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Peter, in all honesty it's not just personalization what matters. It's how stable, productive and intuitive the OS is.

12. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I agree that it is important that it is stable, productive and intuitive. When i compared my bada phones with my omnia 7, my bada phones are more stable than WP7. Also they are more productive. I agree that WP7 is very intuitive, but bada is that too.

14. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I'd rather just wait for a Nokia WP7 phone to come out and then compare it to Bada.

15. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

We can just as well compare a omnia 7, Nokia WP7 won't be any different anywat, exept maybe the design.

17. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

You can't be completely sure, Nokia themself said that MS gave them permision or the rights to customize it as much as they can.

21. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I know they said that. And Nokia said they won't customize it at all, to not fragment WP7. I think that was a stupid move by Nokia, as they could have put Meego Ui on top of WP7 and it would have sold like hot cakes.

28. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

peter i don't even know if u read american stuff but they clearly said they dud optimize wp7 for what they wanted and microsoft will allow them.. and ya wp7 is better than bada.. period.

4. craig_in_NZ unregistered

we need as many premium smart phone choices as possible! telling MS to give up is pointless, they want a share of the revenue that Android and iOS is bringing in. to ignore that is foolish to say the least.

5. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

Microsoft isn't going anywhere. They will knock RIM out of third place and take away the business customers that RIM has. I just wish Microsoft would let WP7 manufacturers customize the Metro UI to differentiate from others. Overall I like WP7 and I'm sure there's more to come after Mango.

19. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

We've been waiting! I wonder if you will be able to use custom ringtones after the update.

20. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Yeas you will, that was one of the first features that was demoed when Mango was first announced, plus 500+ new features.

24. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

My sister has the HD7 and she would be exited to know she can use her ringtones! wow windows is getting even better! I should sell my android and get a windows! any suggestions?

26. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Just to show how superior bada is, you can have whichever custom ringtone you like, back in 2010 when it was launched : P Please, do not take any offense here.

30. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

i mean music ringtones, not tones already pre-installed on the device. please dont take any offese.

23. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

My sister has the HD7 and she would be exited to know she can use her ringtones! wow windows is getting even better! I should sell my android and get a windows! any suggestions?

25. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm getting very hyped up about Mango. 500+ features and I still get to keep the smooth experience of Windows Phone 7. That's just terrific.! I think MS could take down RIM in terms of market share.

29. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Please come already!!!!!

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