Rumor: Windows Phone 7 Mango to be released on September 1

There has been a lot of excitement around Microsoft’s upcoming update to the Windows Phone platform. It was only a few weeks ago that Mango was officially released to manufacturing and now it is being pegged that September 1 will be the consumer release date.

According to Pocket Lint, they are citing multiple sources claiming that September 1 will be the day that Mango gets released. Although, this date does come before the "Fall" (starts September 23) announcement Microsoft made but does align to IFA.. IFA is Europe's largest consumer electronics show in Berlin, and if announced on this date, would allow companies such as Samsung, ZTE, LG , ACER and more to show off new devices with Mango installed.

Further, it is rumored that Nokia will also show off its first Windows Phone device at the Nokia World Conference. With the release/announcement of new hardware, it will help Microsoft build its portfolio of devices in the months leading up to holiday shopping season.

If you have been waiting for Mango, it looks like you may only have a few more weeks to hold off. Ironically, Apple is also supposed to be announcing the iPhone 5 around this same timeframe. It seems unlikely that this would be a coincidence that Apple updates their popular phone around the same time many new Windows Phone devices are announced.

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This is good news. Microsoft needs a good hurrah from the userbase, and I think this will probably elicit that.

MS and Nokia are holding an event on Aug 17. They're expecting that to be the new announcement date... not Nokia-world.

shamburg said,
MS and Nokia are holding an event on Aug 17. They're expecting that to be the new announcement date... not Nokia-world.
Nokia has offically commented that their won't be device anouncements on that 17 Aug. It's a gamer's conference, and it would be related to game developers. Perhaps about, what game developers can do with Mango.

It was reported on Engadget but not Neowin. http://www.engadget.com/2011/0...vent-august-17th-both-comp/

Edited by FMH, Aug 12 2011, 12:38am :

shamburg said,
MS and Nokia are holding an event on Aug 17. They're expecting that to be the new announcement date... not Nokia-world.
Nokia has offically commented that their won't be device anouncements on that 17 Aug. It's a gamer's conference, and it would be related to game developers. Perhaps about, what game developers can do with Mango.

It was reported on Engadget but not Neowin. http://www.engadget.com/2011/0...vent-august-17th-both-comp/

shamburg said,
MS and Nokia are holding an event on Aug 17. They're expecting that to be the new announcement date... not Nokia-world.
Nokia has offically commented that their won't be device anouncements on that 17 Aug. It's a gamer's conference, and it would be related to game developers. Perhaps about, what game developers can do with Mango.

It was reported on Engadget but not Neowin. http://www.engadget.com/2011/0...vent-august-17th-both-comp/

shamburg said,
MS and Nokia are holding an event on Aug 17. They're expecting that to be the new announcement date... not Nokia-world.
Nokia has offically commented that their won't be device anouncements on that 17 Aug. It's a gamer's conference, and it would be related to game developers. Perhaps about, what game developers can do with Mango.

It was reported on Engadget but not Neowin. http://www.engadget.com/2011/0...vent-august-17th-both-comp/

shamburg said,
MS and Nokia are holding an event on Aug 17. They're expecting that to be the new announcement date... not Nokia-world.
Nokia has offically commented that their won't be device anouncements on that 17 Aug. It's a gamer's conference, and it would be related to game developers. Perhaps about, what game developers can do with Mango.

It was reported on Engadget but not Neowin. http://www.engadget.com/2011/0...vent-august-17th-both-comp/

Zeet said,
I hope carriers won't take forever to release Mango like they did with NoDo.

Yeah, i hope consumers get more control. Would like to see updates available to mango quick and then phone specific builds be able to be merged/updated on top of that so peole don't have to wait for carrier specific updates. (much like how devs got early releases that didn't require carrier updates / testing)

Carriers: "Oh, sorry, MS, we forgot to take 4 months test the update. Could you delay the release while we do that?"

It is in the carriers hands, so with all the dates about to be posted on delivery and such... I'll believe it when I see it and will not get my hopes up.

zeke009 said,
It is in the carriers hands, so with all the dates about to be posted on delivery and such... I'll believe it when I see it and will not get my hopes up.

True. If anything at all gets launched/released on Sep 1 current users wont figure in any of it. It will take long, slow months before the carriers finish their testing.

However my phone just bloody works so as long at it doesnt go past Christmas I think it wont be a problem for me. Will be nice to see if the platform does get a lift from the new handsets and hopefully some good advertising.

Carriers are crap and won't start readying update for pushing to users till around 18th October I think, so I think mid-end october updates will START to arrive on existing handsets

You know, this kind of rumor is just stupid. First off, we have this game going with semantics: "released" vs "launched". Then, of course, we have wildly different interpretations of what it MEANS to release OR launch something. As far as I'm concerned, we should be strict on the definitions. If Mango will truly be "released" 1 Sep (again, this is just a rumor), then that should mean that we are able to get it---otherwise it simply cannot be considered RELEASED. Similarly, when you "launch" something it means it has left its dock, its pad, whatever. When you launch a ship it doesn't continue to sit at the dock for everyone to "oooh" and "ahhh" over it. When you launch a rocket, it doesn't just sit there on the pad. It GOES. But, too many times, Microsoft and nearly every other company announces the "launch" of something only to reveal later that it was nothing more than an announcement.

Too good to be true, and I don't think it's going to be released before the launching of the new devices to push sales =/

I'm starting to think that these rumours are started to try devalue what MS is doing so people start giving bad press etc when the rumoured dates are not met with releases etc

What ****ed me off about microsoft updates is that NoDo was delayed by 5 months for me even though I have !no carrier! (at least not one from MS' list). Did Megafon (my carrier) test my update? No. Then why did I have to wait?

RealFduch said,
What ****ed me off about microsoft updates is that NoDo was delayed by 5 months for me even though I have !no carrier! (at least not one from MS' list). Did Megafon (my carrier) test my update? No. Then why did I have to wait?

If you have a branded phone, no matter who it is, even if it wasn't on that list, they will test it

While MS may release it Sept 1st will we still all wait months for the carriers to approve it as they did with Nodo?

Mountain Dew said,
Joe Belfiore already came out and said on his Twitter account, "#mango Sept 1? Just a rumor."

Yep, got the same twee at 1:20am. Disappointing.

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