The latest Microsoft Windows Phones are going to be from Nokia and they are going to be packing the new Mango operating system, a new update for Windows Phone 7.
Since the tie up between the two firms earlier this year we have seen some sneak previews of what to expect but it looks as though this summer is when we will see the real deal. As Mango isn’t likely to be ready until the autumn the new Nokia phones won’t be on sale until then, although we will see them presented to the world in the next couple of months amid much fanfare.
At the simultaneous launch of the Mango software in London and New York it was also pointed out that there will soon be handsets manufactured by Acer, ZTE and Fujitsu running Mango. One of the big features will be Internet Explorer which will match exactly what you use on your PC. The word is that it won’t be similar or close to what runs on computers but exactly identical, which is bound to be a big draw for some users.
Apart from that there is also going to be a nippy multi tasking functionality and social media hook ups to make it stand out from the crowd. It seems that there are already Nokia Mango phones working in the firms’ testing centres and we can’t wait to get our mitts on one.
Do you think a Nokia phone running Microsoft’s Mango could make a serious dent in the smart phone market?