Rumour: Windows Phone 7 "Mango" launch to bring 9 new devices

Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed “Mango”, will be unveiled on May 24th in a huge event that will likely uncover upwards of 20 rumours surrounding the update. To go along with that massive list, rumour has it that nine new Windows Phone 7 devices will be shown off at the launch event.

According to an anonymous tipster for WMPoweruser, these nine devices will come from a variety of manufacturers: two from HTC, two from Acer, one from Dell and four from Samsung – some of which, according to the source, resemble the recently released Samsung Galaxy S II running Android. These devices will most likely make use of the new minimum specifications for WP7, which demand at least a second generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Adreno 205 GPU, but dual-core devices to keep up with the likes of the latest Android devices are also a possibility.

WMPoweruser also stated that these handsets will not necessarily be released soon, instead speculating a holiday season release; a move that could be to quash any rumours of the devices that might surround their release but possibly slow down WP7 sales until the release.

In any case, this news right now is simply a rumour until it is confirmed/denied at the official Mango launch on Tuesday. Neowin will be covering both the London and New Zealand events live, so don’t forget to head here on the day to view the unveiling as it happens.

Thanks to GP007 for the tip via the forums

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This is a horrible idea. Microsoft should show how well the CURRENT devices run Mango.

The last thing Microsoft needs is for more people to holdout and wait for new devices.

day2die said,
This is a horrible idea. Microsoft should show how well the CURRENT devices run Mango.

The last thing Microsoft needs is for more people to holdout and wait for new devices.

If they're releasing Mango at the same time they're releasing the new devices, then what's the difference which devices they show off Mango on. Also, I think they are showing off Mango on current devices.

spenser.d said,

If they're releasing Mango at the same time they're releasing the new devices, then what's the difference which devices they show off Mango on. Also, I think they are showing off Mango on current devices.


What I am saying is that Microsoft needs to sell the current devices NOW with NoDo and promise the Mango update for those devices.

To have people waiting to buy unreleased devices with Mango is not a good scenario.

What are carriers and manufacturers going to do with the current supplies of devices if everyone is waiting for newer devices?

day2die said,

What I am saying is that Microsoft needs to sell the current devices NOW with NoDo and promise the Mango update for those devices.

To have people waiting to buy unreleased devices with Mango is not a good scenario.

What are carriers and manufacturers going to do with the current supplies of devices if everyone is waiting for newer devices?

Understandable, but Mango will run on current devices... And it's not uncommon for phone companies to show off what's coming out months in advance... I see nothing wrong with this. Had Verizon gotten their act together and released a phone when they were supposed to, I'd have that now, but now I get to see what's going to be coming out and can now wait for it if I want to. So maybe that will stick Verizon with some phones, who knows, but I honestly don't care. They should have gotten their act together and they could have been selling phones this whole time...

M_Lyons10 said,

Understandable, but Mango will run on current devices... And it's not uncommon for phone companies to show off what's coming out months in advance... I see nothing wrong with this. Had Verizon gotten their act together and released a phone when they were supposed to, I'd have that now, but now I get to see what's going to be coming out and can now wait for it if I want to. So maybe that will stick Verizon with some phones, who knows, but I honestly don't care. They should have gotten their act together and they could have been selling phones this whole time...


Is everyone who comments on this site ignorant or do they live under rocks? VERIZON IS GETTING THE HTC TROPHY ON THE 26TH OF THIS MONTH, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THIS THURSDAY

ACTIONpack said,
It better have dual core 1.2Ghz CPU in these next GEN devices!!

You'll be waiting until 2012-2013 for that going by the rate they're going at now.

ACTIONpack said,
It better have dual core 1.2Ghz CPU in these next GEN devices!!

Dual core is nice, sure, but I think for something as smooth as WP7 you wouldn't notice much. So far out of mix the important change is support for the newer snapdragon chips that have a faster and less power hungry GPU. And honestly at this point i'll tell a better GPU core than a 2nd CPU core on a phone.

ACTIONpack said,
It better have dual core 1.2Ghz CPU in these next GEN devices!!

Microsoft hasn't said that OEMs couldn't put that into the phones, it's just that the OEMs didn't dedicate to much time to creating really advanced h/w. The specs that most winphones have are the base spec. OEMs have the ability to upgrade h/w as they please though.

brent3000 said,
be released now? I thought it was end of year ??

They worded the article wrong. This is a preview of Mango and to promote the release of the Mango SDK, but not the release of the software to phones.

Mountain Dew said,

They worded the article wrong. This is a preview of Mango and to promote the release of the Mango SDK, but not the release of the software to phones.

Im going to disregard what your saying just because I want mango to release asap, im not saying your wrong though

What would be nice is an earlier than expected release of both Mango, and some new devices, and a front facing camera. It would be so cool to get something out of this that no one expects, but these days it is impossible to keep such secrets, so I am expecting nothing new than I have already heard. I am very excited about the Mango update though, this is great.

jimmyfal said,
What would be nice is an earlier than expected release of both Mango, and some new devices, and a front facing camera. It would be so cool to get something out of this that no one expects, but these days it is impossible to keep such secrets, so I am expecting nothing new than I have already heard. I am very excited about the Mango update though, this is great.

Yeah, it would be really great if they said, here's a new batch of phones with great specs that support all of the hardware stuff that will be in Mango and they're coming out today... For Verizon too! lol I really hope that they get more phones out there in particular.

M_Lyons10 said,

Yeah, it would be really great if they said, here's a new batch of phones with great specs that support all of the hardware stuff that will be in Mango and they're coming out today... For Verizon too! lol I really hope that they get more phones out there in particular.


verizon is getting the trophy on the 26th of this month.

new devices from HTC??? Now I have a fear (knowing, HOW HTC updates Android-based devices), that the old one will get a Mango somewhere end of the next year . If it all...

cpu said,
new devices from HTC??? Now I have a fear (knowing, HOW HTC updates Android-based devices), that the old one will get a Mango somewhere end of the next year . If it all...

HTC can't decide that it's devices won't get an update…

MFH said,

HTC can't decide that it's devices won't get an update…

Indeed. Despite the NoDo fiasco, Microsoft have saved us from the horror that is Android's update "process". I'm sure the Mango process will be much smoother.

CalumCookable said,
Despite the NoDo fiasco…

Were there actually problems apart from the ones related to devices by Samsung?

MFH said,

Were there actually problems apart from the ones related to devices by Samsung?

i know hey?! Mine was perfect but was like a week late.. would not call that a fiasco probably more like a hiccup

Lachlan said,

i know hey?! Mine was perfect but was like a week late.. would not call that a fiasco probably more like a hiccup

Yeah, a lot of the WP7 update complaints are really overblown... I think more people need to relax a bit...

sanke1 said,
Samsung, better get your act together this time. You will not get any more chances.

If for some reason Samsung decided not to produce any more Windows Phones it would hurt Microsoft many times harder than it would hurt Samsung.

thealexweb said,
If for some reason Samsung decided not to produce any more Windows Phones it would hurt Microsoft many times harder than it would hurt Samsung.

Yup, for the reason that they still have the strong selling Android line of handsets.

sanke1 said,
Samsung, better get your act together this time. You will not get any more chances.

If WP7 manages to take off, MS can then refuse to license WP7 to Samsung just as easily. We will see what happens.

digger1985 said,

If WP7 manages to take off, MS can then refuse to license WP7 to Samsung just as easily. We will see what happens.

Dude, Samsung is not as bad as some other OEM (think Dell).

day2die said,
Samsung is not as bad as some other OEM (think Dell).
In the case of WP7, it is. Samsung is the reason that NoDo was delayed because of firmware issues preventing the update.

digger1985 said,

If WP7 manages to take off, MS can then refuse to license WP7 to Samsung just as easily. We will see what happens.

Then Samsung will concentrate on Android and sell more phones, only Microsoft can lose from that situation.

thealexweb said,

Then Samsung will concentrate on Android and sell more phones, only Microsoft can lose from that situation.

Except Samsung was complaing of the costs of maintaining Android and Android updates over six-months ago, and publically have stated that they are moving towards WP7 and away from Android for long term plans. (The tiny WP7 license is far cheaper than building, and recompiling updates for each device, when they can just produce a piece of hardware and let another company deal with the OS and hard parts that is far cheaper in development and testing costs.)

Samsung have some of the best hardware around as well, so in actual fact it would be a big loss for either company to lose the other.