HTC unveiling two Windows Phone 7.5 devices on September 1

By Tom Warren, on 22nd Aug 11 4:53 pm with 36 Comments

HTC is planning to unveil two new Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” devices on September 1, according to reports.

Microsoft stoked the rumor flames on Monday after the official UK Windows Phone Facebook account announced HTC’s party on September 1. Gadget site BGR claims that HTC is launching the Eternity and Omega Windows Phone devices. The HTC Eternity is a Windows Phone 7.5 device with a 3.7-inch display. HTC is also preparing the HTC Omega, a massive 4.5-inch Windows Phone 7.5 device. Both devices are expected to launch on American carrier networks so it’s unclear whether the same devices will be unveiled at the London HTC event.

Commonly referred to as Windows Phone Mango, its codename, Windows Phone 7.5 was finalized by the software giant in late July. Microsoft is planning to launch a number of Windows Phone 7.5 devices on September 1, according to reports. The date ties in with IFA, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show in Berlin and should see the unveiling of new devices from Samsung, Acer, ZTE and LG. WinRumors understands that Microsoft will announce several Windows Phone 7.5 devices on September 1 but that the update for existing devices will not be made available immediately. Microsoft is understood to be preparing a rolling update instead of a single “big bang” approach. Windows Phone developers will be able to submit 7.5 applications later today alongside the release of the Windows Phone Mango RC development tools. Microsoft will likely wait until its development tools are fully baked and OEMs/carriers sign off on Mango before pushing the update to existing devices.

Microsoft’s Nokia partnership will likely be strengthened by the launch of its first Windows Phone 7.5 device in October. Nokia is understood to be planning a launch party event for its Windows Phone device at Nokia World on October 26. The majority of new Windows Phone 7.5 devices will be made available in time for the important holiday season.

  • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

    Hope they have more devices up their sleeve, and dont wait another year to release new devices.

    • Anonymous

      I think we’ll see OEMs releasing more than just their initial phones this time around.  Most will come out with a couple initially then more as the months click by.  Nokia is for sure, I would bet HTC and Samsung to do some as well, though likely not near as much as Nokia.

    • Anonymous

      Apple’s lawsuits against android device manufacturers and MS’ efforts to obtain software related royalties from those same manufacturers will increase the number of available WP handsets out there.

    • MSfan

      What ever happen with the bet made with Molly Wood??????????

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickard-Godzkilla/510395754 Rickard Godzkilla

      She showed how she lacks any sort of tech savy and has been berated by WP7 users for the misinformation in her review.

    • MSfan

      It is good to see MS fanboys hard at work even if she was right we do not want it to get out that even with mango WP7 is lacking.   I not sure why BW even made the bet, he should have at least waited until tango release.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pedro-Roque/100000194503830 Pedro Roque

    If it weren’t for Nokia, my next phone would be an HTC one. Samsung just doesn’t have the build quality, and the reception is quite poor.

    • http://twitter.com/PeterKremzar Peter Kremzar

      As far as I remember HTC HD7 was the one with iPhone 4 like reception not the Smasung phones. Another pluses for Samsung are a much better camera and Super AMOLED display which is better than the retina display from iPhone 4 (in means of colors and contrast).

    • UpTownDC

      I have a HTC HD7 and I have never had any issues with reception.

    • Oscargraciafigueroa

      Same here HD7 with no problems

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to have to disagree too.  I loved the build quality of my Samsung Captivate, just sucked that it had Hemroid on it.  Switched to HTC Trophy, and I’m only happy with the OS.  Build quality and reception are crappy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000368111668 João Pedro Melo

      Have you seen the Omnia 7? The build quality on this thing is amazing. Also I have no problems with reception.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000368111668 João Pedro Melo

      Have you seen the Omnia 7? The build quality on this thing is amazing. Also I have no problems with reception.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677443199 Sarkis Boyadjian

      Couldn’t agree more. I have the Omnia 7, awesome handset and so far have not had any problems with it whatsoever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677443199 Sarkis Boyadjian

      Couldn’t agree more. I have the Omnia 7, awesome handset and so far have not had any problems with it whatsoever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pedro-Roque/100000194503830 Pedro Roque

      I have the omnia !. Not impressed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000368111668 João Pedro Melo

      Have you seen the Omnia 7? The build quality on this thing is amazing. Also I have no problems with reception.

    • Anonymous

      The best wp7 is a Samsung device.. Omnia7/Focus.. onlyy issue are with their updates,

    • Oscargraciafigueroa

      Sorry but HTC build quality is far better than any Samsung product

    • Anonymous

      The best wp7 is a Samsung device.. Omnia7/Focus.. onlyy issue are with their updates,

  • http://weightloss-guides.com/burn-stomach-fat-lead burnstomachfat

    I hope to get more new gadgets in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

    There’s only one question:  Super Amoled Plus or Nokia?…..

    • http://www.gadgeterija.net Denis Jelec

      Clear Black Display AMOLED works wonders and can be compared with Samsung’s screens.

  • Anonymous

    now they are competing head to head with the moto-google, HTC will surely pay more attention to the WP7 platform. After all, although the micro-nokia relationship is cozy, nothing like the moto-google move.

    • Anonymous

      not really, Nokia is getting special access to some aspects of WP7 and will add it’s maps etc to their phones to differentiate. On the other hand Google has said that Motorola will pretty much be run the same as before(ie a seperate business). So there isn’t any real imminent reason to switch from Google to Microsoft.

    • Anonymous

      not really, Nokia is getting special access to some aspects of WP7 and will add it’s maps etc to their phones to differentiate. On the other hand Google has said that Motorola will pretty much be run the same as before(ie a seperate business). So there isn’t any real imminent reason to switch from Google to Microsoft.

  • Anonymous

    now they are competing head to head with the moto-google, HTC will surely pay more attention to the WP7 platform. After all, although the micro-nokia relationship is cozy, nothing like the moto-google move.

  • Anonymous

    Once Nokia comes out with their WP7.5 handset it will blow all the previous ones away.

  • Anonymous

    Once Nokia comes out with their WP7.5 handset it will blow all the previous ones away.

  • Leo

    Samsung is also hosting an event on September 1st in Berlin. But the press is speculating that 11 new Android phones might me unveiled and only ONE Windows Phone.
    Here’s the “teaser”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZjTlR_v464&feature=player_embedded

    • Anonymous

      And people wonder why Nokia went with WP7 over Android. Hah.

    • http://twitter.com/Adiliyo Adil

      if they release the SGS2 windows phone variant and it will work with att, it’s the only announcement i need :)

  • Andrew

    What about Mazza?

  • Andrew

    What about Mazza?

  • http://twitter.com/whenjasonattks Jason

    A new phone for Verizon please!

    • Guest

      Good news Verizon will be getting iPhone 5 in September.