Sunday, 31 July 2011

Windows Phone Mango: What smartphones will launch first?

Windows Phone may have been late to the smartphone party, but it still feels like one of the freshest and nicest operating systems to use. It’s not perfect, but it should get a lot better when the latest ‘Mango’ version gets released later this year. Manufacturers have now been able to get their hands on Mango, and there are a host of new smartphones in the pipeline. Read on to find out more.

Mango is the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system. It’s already a great OS, but with a few tweaks it could be even better. Manufacturers have now got their hands on the latest ‘Mango’ version of Windows Phone, which means we’ll be seeing some new phones in the not too distant future. The manufacturers below will be among the first.

NokiaOut of all the smartphone manufacturers to release Windows Phone handsets, Nokia is one of the most eagerly anticipated. We can’t help but feel that the Finnish company’s future rests on the latest operating system from Microsoft, so it needs both the hardware and the software to be spot on. We’ve already seen that Nokia can manage stunning hardware – if Mango is as good as we hope the combination could be a match made in heaven.

Toshiba FujitsuToshiba has a history of making high-end smartphones – it was the first company to release a 4-inch handset with a 1GHz processor – but in a bid to take the king of the smartphones crown Toshiba has got together with Fujitsu. The result is set to be the catchily titled Fujitsu Toshiba Windows Phone IS12T, and it’s likely to be the first Mango smartphone to hit the shops.

SamsungSamsung has a proven track record when it comes to making smartphones with different operating systems, and was one of the first to release a Windows Phone 7 device. Following on from the success of the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S II, we can’t wait to see what the South Korean company has up its sleeve when it comes to Mango, but we bet it’ll be one of the best handsets out there.

HTCThe newest smartphone manufacturer in this group, HTC weren’t even on the scene until the late 90s. The company made a name for itself with Windows Mobile devices, however, also having incredible success with Android handsets. Along with Samsung, HTC released its own Windows Phone 7 device, so expect to see a Mango-based smartphone from HTC as well.

LGLG has made some of the most innovative smartphones this year, including the LG Optimus 3D. If it can bring the same sort of innovations to Mango and Windows Phone, then there’s no reason we couldn’t see a world-beating smartphone from the South Korean company.

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