Remember the Sept. 1 event HTC has planned in London? Well, it appears the phone-maker will unveil a pair of devices running the new version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, according to a new report.
Although HTC refused to comment, sources confirm devices modeling Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone OS, Mango, will be the focus of the event. That Sept. 1 party date did seem a little too convenient, as that’s also the day set for the official launch of Microsoft’s updated OS.
If the unconfirmed report is true, HTC will debut the HTC Eternity, a Windows Phone with a 3.7-inch display headed to AT&T, as well as the HTC Omega, a 4.5-inch Mango phone set for distribution via T-Mobile USA. No other details have been revealed at this time, though sources say exact launch dates could come sooner than expected.
More about Windows Phone Mango
Mango — which may go under the name Windows Phone 7.5 — is the second big update to Microsoft’s smartphone operating system, and the most significant so far. Microsoft has re-organized or enhanced just about every feature, as well as enhancing the web browser and added much greater support for multi-tasking.
It will include a full version of Internet Explorer the which Microsft says is the exact same browser that runs on desktops, not a stripped-down edition.More fully developed multi-tasking means apps will be moved to the background and freeze in place so users can switch easily between them.
Other new features will inchude single thread messaging, integrated Bing search information, and a free turn-by-turn navigation app.