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All WP7 Mango devices ship in September, clash with iPhone 5

updated 10:25 pm EDT, Thu July 28, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Mango devices due September

Insider sources on Thursday narrowed the launch of all Windows Phone 7 Mango devices, not just Toshiba-Fujitsu's IS12T, to September. Acer, HTC, Huawei, LG, Samsung, and ZTE are all expected by Digitimes contacts to unveil their phones at the same time. Only Nokia's first phone, likely the Sea Ray, would show later, at Nokia World in October.

Details of the phones themselves were kept vague, though HTC's phones were due to carry 1.5GHz, single-core Snapdragon processors. Screen sizes mentioned by sources matched the 4.7-inch Eternity as well as the more modest, 3.8-inch Ignite.

The timing might be unfortunate for Microsoft. Corroborating earlier sources, the sources expected the Mango-based phones to arrive at roughly the same as the iPhone 5. It may have gone unplanned given Apple's own delay to load the next iPhone with iOS 5. Regardless, it could guarantee that Mango is overshadowed as higher-profile launches overwhelm Microsoft's own efforts.

Last year, Microsoft didn't end up releasing Windows Phone 7 hardware until late October and had a relatively clear path. The late arrival may have still hurt it as many customers had already made their choices.

By Electronista Staff


  1. Paul Huang

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 1999


    How can a 5hitty product clash with...

    a sought-after product. Self-fulfilling prophecy.

  1. Foe Hammer

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    Joined: Feb 2005


    Looks Like Mangle Comes Pre-Loaded With ...

    ... a very elementary version of Tetris.

    Ooops! Sorry ... that's the user interface. Common mistake.

  1. slapppy

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    Joined: Mar 2008



    Mango already expired and rotten!

  1. SockRolid

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Jan 2010


    Let's see a show of hands

    OK. How many people have seen Windows 1.0, way back in the early '90s?

    Yeah, didn't think so. Hint: tiled square windows. Microsoft doesn't remember how Windows 1.0 looked either. That's probably why WP7 looks like it. But with more color.

  1. perthdave

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    Joined: Nov 2007


    Sorry, what device?

    The one on the right is as hot as the pink device she's holding.

  1. Wingsy

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    Joined: Apr 2005


    Line Forms Here

    And of all the ones introduced in Sept, can you guess which one will be the ONLY one with a line? (A very long line)

  1. lamewing

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Aug 2004



    Yes, the iPhone will outsell the Windows Phone. Okay, that is a given. What people here don't realize is that the Windows Phone OS is actually a really nice phone OS. If you have not actually used one for a few months you really have no business "poo pooing" the phone. That is just a bad as the Android folks downing the iPhone without even using it.

    I have used iOS, Windows Phone and Android. Each have their strengths and weaknesses. Choose what you like, but I really think you time would be better spent doing something else, other than complaining about a phone you have not even used.

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