When Nokia recently announced their new partnership with Microsoft and its Windows Phone 7 OS, we thought we would be seeing Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices within the next couple of months.
It turns out that we wont actually see any Nokia WP7 devices until at least October of 2011, as Nokia will be waiting for the next major release of Windows Phone 7 which is scheduled for October.
The Guardian is reporting that Microsoft will be releasing a major Windows Phone 7 update in October, codenamed ‘Mango’, which will apparently be called Windows Phone 7.5.
This could explain why Elop has not said once any any of his statements that Nokia will use Windows Phone 7, instead he has referred to Microsoft’s OS as Windows Phone.
Personally I think it would be a mistake for Nokia to wait until October to release Windows Phone devices, as many customers would probably hold of buying a new Nokia phone until then rather than buying a Symbian version which Nokia will eventually phase out.
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