Microsoft is planning to supply a set of Windows Phone Mango developer devices next week, WinRumors has learned.
The software giant has been planning the developer device for the past few weeks and is set to release the first round of devices next week, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. The company currently supplies ASUS E600 devices to some third-party developers. Microsoft previously distributed Samsung Taylor Windows Phone 7 devices during the summer months last year, ahead of general availability. The company now plans to distribute new devices to developers. Microsoft previously revealed it was working on a “plan” for new devices.
It’s not yet known which devices Microsoft will supply and whether they plan to charge developers for said devices. Microsoft has also started to use a non-production HTC device for several Mango demos and internal development. The HTC Mazaa includes an updated CPU and GPU configuration and a 12MP camera. Microsoft unveiled a number of new Windows Phone Mango features last month. Mango will include over 500 new features ranging from multitasking through to some major Bing search improvements.
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