AT&T is looking to support Mango and it will be doing so on two different fronts. Not only is AT&T saying that it will be among the first to update its current devices to Mango, but it is also announcing that it will be bringing three new devices to its store shelves.
The new Windows Phone devices that AT&T will be offering are the HTC Titan, Samsung Focus S, and the Samsung Focus Flash. Information, provided by AT&T press release, can be found below about each device:
Samsung Focus S
The Samsung Focus™ S builds on the success of the award-winning and highest-selling Windows Phone in the U.S., the Samsung Focus™. Featuring a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.4 GHz processor, 4G-capable speeds and a thin profile at 8.55 millimeters. It includes front facing 1.3-megapixel and a rear facing 8-megapixel cameras. The Samsung Focus S will find its way into a lot of pockets this fall.
Debuting as the largest screen in AT&T's smartphone portfolio at 4.7 inches, HTC TITAN™ fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Watch video from AT&T U-Verse Mobile or play Xbox LIVE® games on the largest screen yet for a Windows Phone. Running a 1.5 GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HTC TITAN will feed the senses.
Samsung Focus Flash
Designed to hit the market packed with value, Samsung Focus™ Flash's 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen will both fit in pockets and be light on pocketbooks with the full power of Windows Phone 7.5 inside. As fast and lightweight as it is compact, it runs a 1.4 GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera plus front facing camera.
Also, AT&T is saying that they will be among the first to offer Microsoft’s new Mango update to its existing Windows Phone devices. It’s an interesting choice of words to say that they will be among the first, meaning that there could be a staggered rollout for each carrier.
There was no further update on when the Mango rollout would occur, but the press release simply states this Fall.
These new devices are great news for Microsoft as it continues to push its Windows Phone platform. For Microsoft, getting three new devices on store shelves before the holiday shopping season should help boost adoption of the platform.
While this week’s BUILD conference is primarily focused on Windows 8, there have been rumors that we may hear more about the Mango launch for Windows Phone.