A new Windows Phone “Tango” build has been spotted in the wild.
Windows Phone build 8713 was discovered at WP Bench’s server logs. WP Bench is a popular benchmarking application for Windows Phone users. The statistics page from WP Bench, spotted by the guys at WPSauce, appears to indicate that Microsoft is significantly further along with its Windows Phone builds. Windows Phone build 7.10.8200 was previously discovered earlier this year and is believed to be a Windows Phone “Tango” build. The jump in builds could also indicate that Microsoft has moved on to “Tango” part two. Microsoft is rumored to be preparing two releases of Tango to extend its hardware support.
Windows Phone “Tango”, set to feature on Nokia’s U.S. device, 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. Microsoft’s chasis 2 specifications (Tango) will also include a 480×320 BlackBerry style design and LTE support. The software giant is expected to ship Windows Phone “Apollo” with 1280×720 resolution and dual core CPU support.
Microsoft is expected to detail Windows Phone “Tango” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. Nokia is understood to be preparing its U.S. Windows Phones for an announcement at CES. The Finnish handset maker is working with AT&T to launch its Nokia Lumia Windows Phone at CES 2012. Microsoft is planning to support Nokia’s re-entry into the U.S. market with the Windows Phone “Tango” update, including LTE support. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have indicated to WinRumors that Nokia is in talks with several U.S. carriers to provide an LTE compatible handset as its first U.S. Windows Phone device. AT&T is expected to be the primary launch partner of any Nokia Windows Phone devices in the United States. Nokia is also in talks with other U.S. carriers to bring its Windows Phone devices to market on rival networks.