Windows Phone Tango device up for sale on Facebook

By Tom Warren, on 11th Aug 11 10:26 am with 7 Comments

An early development build of Windows Phone Tango is up for sale on Facebook.

The build has been flashed onto a HTC HD7 device and offered out to potential buyers. The build string reads 7.10.8200.DEV.20110726-1300, indicating that it’s a recent post Windows Phone Mango build from late July. WPCentral notes that the seller is offering the device with a variety of different builds:

“HTC HD7 16GB (T9292 Schubert) for sale. You can select from three builds of Windows Phone – 7.0.7392, 7.10.7720 (Mango), 7.10.8200 (“Tango”). The first two are stable and functional build, third is dev build (not stable and to continue with official builds you have to flash it using RUUs). Price starts at 150€, you can contact me on my mail which I have on the forums, only through mail, highest price wins, delivery is not included in the price (only express delivery, not post office). In mail, write down which version of the OS you want, RUUs are not included. All accessories, slovak distribution, arrived today :)”

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 last week and demonstrated a new device search feature for Windows Phones.

Microsoft recently finalised Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” and is expected to ship the update in September alongside a number of new Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

Windows Phone Tango build

  • J

    When will Microsoft make up their mind? Is Mango OS 7.1 or 7.5?

    • Jinge

      I guess there is a difference between the commercial and the development version ;)
      They will have better sales with 7.5 than 7.1 which looks like a minor update. 

    • Pieter Kroon

      True, but Mango has enough updates to be called 7.5 in my opinion. Regardless of what they call the development version :)

    • Joey Johansen

      The only people it bothers are people like use who would still buy or upgrade the phone anyways. Point one version numbers are boring to most consumers, and can show as stagnant development, people are used to big ‘sexy’ updates that turn your old phone into something new again and a point one doesn’t convey that at all.

      I bet microosft’s versioning internally goes like 7.1XX, as if 7.138 (one hundred and thirty eight commits). Or something… iunno… whatever! it’s just a number. TANGO is cooler :)

    • Tom W

      They’ve made it clear. It’s marketed as Windows Phone 7.5 but the OS version is 7.1. It’s similar to the whole Windows NT version 6.1 which is actually Windows 7.

  • J

    When will Microsoft make up their mind? Is Mango OS 7.1 or 7.5?

  • Josè Daniel

    At least this guy didn’t leave it at a bar. LOL