Several new rumors surfaced on Wednesday concerning future versions of Windows Phone.
Tango is believed to be an interim release between Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” and the next-generation of Windows Phone, currently codenamed “Apollo.” Windows Phone build 7.10.8200 was recently discovered in server side logs of a Windows Phone application. A screenshot, believed to be a Tango build, also leaked and demonstrated a new device search feature for Windows Phones.
New rumors reported by WPCentral suggest that Microsoft may be preparing to bump its hardware specs for Windows Phone “Tango” and “Apollo”.
- Chassis 1.5 (“Mango”) – Scorpion CPU, front-facing camera, gyroscope
- Chassis 2 (“Tango“) – 480×320 BlackBerry style design, LTE support
- Chassis 3 (“Apollo“) – 1280×720 resolution, dual core CPUs
There’s no evidence to back up the rumors but they certainly match up to Microsoft’s promises for Windows Phone in 2012. Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Division, recently promised that Microsoft would support LTE Windows Phone devices in the “not-too-distant future.” Lees also promised dual-core support for future Windows Phones.
Microsoft’s next step is to market Nokia’s new Windows Phone handsets. Both companies will unveil Nokia-powered Windows Phone devices at the Nokia World conference later this month. Microsoft is also expected to detail its future Windows Phone software improvements at Mobile World Congress 2012 in February.