Dell says no thanks to Windows Phone Mango

Dell says no thanks to Windows Phone MangoMicrosoft is pretty pleased with itself on the whole Mango thing, it must be said. Its 500 new features are pretty special (or so it says), it's got Nokia on board, HTC and Samsung are bringing out new phones and all's looking rosy.

Except poor old Dell has given Mango a big no-thanks, saying it won't be making any new phones on the platform until Apollo arrives, the next version of WinPho after Mango.

Windows-watching blog wpcentral says Dell has cancelled the Wrigley – supposedly its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango offering – though no specific reason has been given.

The site goes on to add that Dell won't be making any more Windows Phones until at least 2013, which is probably when Apollo, or Windows Phone 8 as some reckon it'll be called, will appear.

Chances are that Dell is looking to more closely align its PC and mobile offerings, and it reckons it's worth holding off until Microsoft does the same with its operating systems.

We're not sure it's the best strategy, to be honest, but we'll wait and see.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 19:35

I think cnet did a survey last week re. what people's next phone would be. 1.2% said WP!!!

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:02

were you one of them jan?

actually what will your next phone be? android IOS5 wp7.5 bada or Blackberry???

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:29

Bad move, Dell. Your phones sell badly enough as it is, the last thing you need is an outdated OS.

Treab, you decided what you're getting when your soul sucker...sorry...contract ;), runs out :)?

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:34

im waiting till the contracts expiring november-feb... never know what might happen to the cost of phones like the note/galaxy s2/sensation xe.

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 20:34

And i do think dell maybe making a smart move by pulling out taking stock of why there phones are and have been a slight disaster then hit it harder when they have a new strategy in place.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 10, 2011 at 21:44

Treab, I have no idea what my next phone's going to be. I'm typing this on the missus' Htc HD2 - I had forgotten how much better Opera Mini 5 for winmo was over 6 for Android. Actually enjoying this oldie. It does all I need quite well. No Angry Bird tho...

Treab  Oct. 10, 2011 at 21:47

your an angry birds fan oO im actually shocked by that lol.

you manage to sell your nokia in the end than jan? i take it your not looking for an N9 to try out?

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