Chinese handset maker ZTE is planning to launch a Windows Phone 7 handset for China, but not until the third quarter of this year, says media reports.
Windows Phone 7 Tango will be a newer version of the mobile operating system from Microsoft after Windows Phone 7 Mango, which the Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800 both debuted with outside of China. It is claimed that both the handsets will be making their debut in China this April. Most probably an announcement could be made by Nokia later this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
At this juncture, it is not clear when the recently announced Nokia Lumia 900, a larger Windows Phone smartphone with 4G LTE network connectivity for AT&T’s network will make its way to China.
The idea behind designing Windows Phone 7 Tango by Microsoft was to target the entry level smartphone market, but recent leaks and insights into the new mobile operating system build suggest that Tango will also come with new features that can add value to more feature-rich premium smartphones. It is anticipated that Windows Phone 7 Tango will come with support for Skype video calling and even Google Plus social network integration. As there is nothing concrete or official about the features, it is better to wait and watch till any statement is made officially by Microsoft.
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