Sprint to push Mango update at 1PM CST

Even though the official Microsoft Mango update page states that Sprint is still in the testing phases for Mango, Sprint has announced that it will be rolling out Mango at 1PM CST. This goes against what Microsoft had posted up on its Windows Phone tracker website that said Sprint was still in the testing phases.

For those on Sprint who were worried that they would be late to the Mango party, this news should come as a welcomed surprise. Mango will update Windows Phone 7 to version 7.5 and will bring many new features to the platform.

The update is scheduled to roll-out in just a couple hours from now and all eyes will be on Microsoft to see if they were able to overcome the issues that hampered the NoDo update.

Mango will bring 500 new features to the Windows Phone platform. Microsoft is hopeful that with Mango, new hardware and a holiday shopping season ahead, Windows Phone will be able to gain the attention it rightfully deserves.

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4:13 PM and still no prompt to update... I'm gonna check out the other article and try restarting my phone. I can't wait!

Wow, Sprint in for the win! Not only are they launching mango with an actual time, they're also promising to keep unlimited dataplan. If they get any more windows phones on their network, i know who i will use next!

spudtrooper said,
Wow, Sprint in for the win! Not only are they launching mango with an actual time, they're also promising to keep unlimited dataplan. If they get any more windows phones on their network, i know who i will use next!

They care so much that they are not letting us know the time for update

spudtrooper said,
Wow, Sprint in for the win! Not only are they launching mango with an actual time, they're also promising to keep unlimited dataplan. If they get any more windows phones on their network, i know who i will use next!

there is no way they can possibly keep unlimited data going. if they do you can bet on significantly higher prices for it.

Uh...Microsoft Mango 7.5? Office 360 support? Wtf, damn I'm surprised they could deploy it today...since they obviously sound like they never ever used it...I bet they put in little effort to make Mango work correctly... I bet you the HTC Arrive won't get Visual Voicemail...they can't even get the name of the products right...

Luckily I have at&t! They know their way around Windows Phones...I bet you 95% chance it will get Visual Voicemail since at&t cares.

What are you ranting on and on about? Sure, its really office365, but the fact is, mango adds support for it. Sure, its really 7.1 on the phone, but marketing wise, mango is 7.5 and its really Windows Phone Mango 7.5

I'm guessing you have never worked in a corporate environment where the least technically inclined people handle the memos and process flow and sometimes butcher things

Sionic Ion said,
Uh...Microsoft Mango 7.5? Office 360 support? Wtf, damn I'm surprised they could deploy it today...since they obviously sound like they never ever used it...I bet they put in little effort to make Mango work correctly... I bet you the HTC Arrive won't get Visual Voicemail...they can't even get the name of the products right...

Luckily I have at&t! They know their way around Windows Phones...I bet you 95% chance it will get Visual Voicemail since at&t cares.

Visual Voicemail I think is going to be a sticking point for a lot of carriers since they often try to charge extra for that. I'm sincerely hoping I'm wrong though, as it's a feature I very much like...

Frazell Thomas said,
So we should all be looking for Mango in just a couple of hours.

I sure hope I'm DOWNLOADING Mango in just a couple of hours... LOL

Come on Verizon... If Sprint can do it, so can you...

Hm... Who'd have ever guessed that the one that seemed to be at the back of the pack regarding this update would be the ONLY ONE to pin the updates release down to an hour... LMAO

I hope this will be true for Verizon as well. Maybe that's when Microsoft is throwing the switch...