Nokia’s first-ever Windows Phone 7 (WP7) handset is set to drop this autumn to coincide with the launch of the Mango update for handsets running Microsoft’s operating system.
The due date of autumn for Mango, a massive OS overhaul that brings 500 new features to WP7 handsets, was confirmed yesterday at Microsoft’s press event.
However, there was notably scant mention of how its major partner in the WP7 project, Nokia, fits in with the company’s strategy for the rest of the year.
Microsoft did, though, at least reveal that the first WP7 powered phones will debut with the latest form of the platform on board and are scheduled for release in a matter of months.
Other revelations from yesterday’s showcase included the news that the list of handset manufacturing partners has expanded to take in Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE.
We were also promised further devices from LG, HTC and Samsung – despite the fact that their Android phones have clearly hugely outsold the WP7 devices they released last year.
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