Rumor: Windows Phone Tango coming to China in March

The Chinese language web site WPDang.com reports that the Windows Phone devices for that country will come with the upcoming "Tango" software update. It adds that Nokia, HTC, LG and ZTE will be among the companies that will introduce Tango-based devices to China. The story throws in what it claims is a picture showing off the Chinese Windows Phone Tango update running on a Nokia device.

Microsoft previously announced plans to bring Windows Phone Marketplace to China in the near future and has even allows app developers to submit apps for the China version of the download store ahead of its Chinese debut. However, the company has yet to reveal when Windows Phone Marketplace will launch in that country. Presumably it will go live the same day the Tango-based smartphones go on sale in China.

Microsoft needs for Windows Phone to gain a foothold in China, particularly since recent reports show that the OS is still well behind iOS, Android and Blackberry in the overall smartphone market.

Image via WPDang.com

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As Silver47 said.
I haven't heard anything about Apollo or Tango from Microsoft really at all...? When's it/they coming out, what features will it/they include?
Skype for one thing is the only thing missing from my WP7 atm...
So if it's going to be out in China in March...When's it out globally?

Richio said,
As Silver47 said.
I haven't heard anything about Apollo or Tango from Microsoft really at all...? When's it/they coming out, what features will it/they include?
Skype for one thing is the only thing missing from my WP7 atm...
So if it's going to be out in China in March...When's it out globally?

I think we know more about Apollo more then we know about Tango. From the looks of things Tango is enabling cheaper devices and international support, but it is a minor update like NoDo was so we shouldn't see anything ground breaking.

Apollo on the other hand, has had a fair chunk of info dumped on us recently, noteably new hardware specs (duel cores, higher res screen etc) and removable storage. I don't it will get the winNT 6.2 kernel yet, though it might get WinEC 7 though instead of the WinCE 6/WinEC 7 hybrid it has now.

As for Skype, maybe at the WMC this month would be a good date to lauch or at least show off

deep1234 said,
I am looking for language support in Tango, what I want is Arabic. Anything confirmed regarding this yet?

Tango is supposed to bring support for, quite literally, hundreds of new languages.

deep1234 said,
I am looking for language support in Tango, what I want is Arabic. Anything confirmed regarding this yet?

as funkydude said tango will support about 120 language