Analyst have predicted that the Windows Phone platform will be the 2nd best smartphone OS following Android and bringing down Apple’s iOS. However, when will Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango roll out and start its run? Thankfully, it is on the horizon, landing sooner than you think.
On the Windows Phone Blog, Microsoft announced that the Mango iteration of its phone platform is now in its RTM (Release To Manufacturing) stage. This means that Microsoft has now rolled out the updated version of its OS to phone manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung, LG, Dell, Fujitsu, ZTE, and, of course, the Finish phone giant Nokia.
Officially introduced by Microsoft in May, this means that the Mango version of WP7 is right on schedule, which should be expected to land sometime in autumn.
The first handset that has been confirmed to ship running the Windows Phone Mango will be Fujitsu’s IS12T. This Windows Phone Mango handset will be first seen in the hands of the Japanese on September.
Although this Fujitsu handset is most likely to be exclusively for the Japanese market, we’re pretty sure that we’ll be hearing more official news from Microsoft on the Windows Phone Mango. You might just see an official announcement on the Nokia Sea Ray.