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Windows Phone Mango launch on Sept 1st ‘just a rumour’

Windows Phone Mango launch on Sept 1st ‘just a rumour’

Microsoft has dismissed news that Mango, the next major refresh of Windows Phone 7, may land on September 1st.

After confirming with "multiple trusted sources", Pocket-Lint yesterday reported that that Mango could be officially launched at the start of next month to coincide with the IFA expo in Berlin.

However, Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president and director of Windows Phone Program Management, said there was no truth to this in a Twitter post this morning, calling it ‘just a rumour’.

IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics show, will take place between September 2nd and 7th. Several major Windows Phone manufacturers, including Samsung, Acer, ZTE and LG are expected to attend.

Microsoft has already confirmed that Mango would arrive by fall but has been reluctant to give a firm release date. With Windows Phone 7 approaching its first anniversary in October, it’s more likely, and perhaps fitting too, that that’s when we’ll see the curtain finally lifted on the hotly awaited update, which will reportedly bring more than 500 new features to the platform.

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