Nokia Windows Phones To Ship With WP7 "Mango" OS

Nokia Windows Phones To Ship With Mango

Since the announcement of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 “Mango” update at Windows Phone event in New York, the online world has been buzzing all around with the cool new features and enhancements that will be included in Mango update, which is set to be rolled out later this year (possibly in fall).

We already knew that Nokia will be launching Windows Phones later this fall. Now its has been confirmed that Nokia’s first iteration of Windows Phone handset will be running the new Mango operating system of Microsoft. At Manhattan press event, Redmond company’s Andy Lees have also confirmed that their engineers were already working with Mango-installed Nokia-branded devices at corporate labs. According to some sources, some Nokia Windows Phones are believed to be launching with Dual-Core ST-Ericsson U8500.

A few hours ago, we brought you the most important features of the Windows Phone (7.1) Mango update. Mango should be arriving on devices with a number of more than 1,500 new APIs packed inside, along with hardware-accelerated IE9 and HTML5 support, emulator support with accelerometer, gesture support, and more.

Some of the new features of Windows Phone 7 “Mango”:

# “Intelligent” Multitasking – Users can easily toggle between applications, and allowing apps to run in the background.
# Users can switch between Facebook Chat, Windows Live Messenger Chat and Messages, all in one conversation.
# Enhanced support for Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
# Internet Explorer 9 with full hardware acceleration and support for HTML5.
# Hands-free messaging – Users can have text messages read back to them, and they can respond using voice commands, while driving and listening to music.
# Completely redesigned the Xbox Live Hub for Mango.
# Instant app resume without consuming too much power.
# Improved Bing search, Linked email inbox, Local Scout – bringing hyper local search results.
# Quick Cards – shows more information about the movie, such as genre, show times, and more.

Since Mango was promised for an early fall rollout, we can guess that Espoo, Finland-based mobile phone maker is expected to launch the Mango-equipped Nokia Windows Phones soon after that, probably in time for the holidays. Check out the video after the break.


[Source: Nokia Conversations]

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