What the hell is Windows Phone Tango?

What the hell is Windows Phone Tango?We’ve been hearing whispers of a little something called Windows Phone Tango over the past few weeks. Of course, the next big Windows Phone update is Mango, and after that we’re expecting WP8: Apollo.

So where the hell does Windows Phone Tango fit in?

An anonymous source tells Zdnet that Tango is “all about Nokia”, and is geared towards helping the Finns define an entry-level tier for Windows Phone 7. Also, it might be focused “largely or even exclusively on the Asian market.”

At the moment there’s very little choice in terms of Windows Phone 7 handsets, and they mostly sit in the 3.7in 1GHz area, or thereabouts. There aren’t any modest 3.2in 600MHz HTC Wildfire-style efforts.

Incidentally, all Windows Phone versions end with an ‘o’. The current release, NoDo, is thought to be a dig at Android (NoDonut), and Apollo may or may not be aimed at Apple.

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blizzard7  Aug. 11, 2011 at 16:33

The guidelines of WP7 forbids any phone to be sub-1GHz (at the moment anyway). Pretty sure by early next year, 1 GHz would be considered as a budget phones processor speed.

lcurdie / MOD  Aug. 11, 2011 at 23:15

Yeah, all the current handsets have 1GHz processors and 5MP cameras (other than the HTC 7 Mozart, which is 8MP). The HTC Prime and Ignite rumours suggest an 800MHz processor though.

blizzard7  Aug. 12, 2011 at 08:22

Ooh didn't know that. Would be interesting to see whether WP7 runs as smoothly on those phones as it does on the others.

equ  Aug. 14, 2011 at 11:08

HTC may be getting "around" the rules by fitting a 1Ghz prosessor and underclocking is. Nokia have been underclocing their phone CPU's for years to get better battery life :-)

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