Feeling a bit of a Windows Phone 7 deficiency, AT&T users? That will change later this year when three new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handsets make their way to your carrier. AT&T just announced that it will be releasing a trio of Mango-powered handsets, two from Samsung and one from HTC, in Q4 of this year:
Alongside the three new Mango smartphones, AT&T also announced that it plans to begin updating its current roster of Windows Phone 7 devices (HTC HD7S, Samsung Focus, LG Quantum, and HTC Surround) this fall.
Obviously there are quite a few details about today's news that are still up in the air, like when these new handsets will launch and when AT&T plans to begin updating its older Windows Phone 7 devices to Mango, but overall this seems like a great way for AT&T customers and Windows Phone fanatics to kick off the week. We'll be sure to update you when we learn more, so stay tuned!
AT&T Expands Windows Phone Leadership
Plans to Introduce Three New 4G Windows Phones in Fourth Quarter and Update all Existing Windows Phones
Dallas, Texas, September 12, 2011
AT&T*, the U.S. leader in Windows® Phones, announced plans to add new Windows Phones running Windows Phone 7.5, code-named “Mango”, and update its current portfolio.
New 4G Windows Phones in the fourth quarter include products from HTC and Samsung.
AT&T sells more Windows Phones than any other carrier.
AT&T will be among the first carriers to start updating existing phones and all Windows Phones already sold by AT&T will receive the Windows Phone 7.5 update this fall.
The Leader in Windows Phones
Outselling all other carriers, AT&T is the clear leader in Windows Phones. Offering the broadest portfolio of Windows Phones today, AT&T will build upon that success with three new 4G devices, two from Samsung and one from HTC. In addition AT&T will be among the first carriers to deliver the Mango update to existing Windows Phone 7 customers this fall.
Samsung Focus S
The Samsung Focus™ S builds on the success of the award-winning and highest selling Windows Phone in the U.S., the Samsung Focus™. Featuring a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.4GHz processor, 4G-capable speeds and a thin profile at 8.55 millimeters. It includes front facing 1.3-megapixel and a rear facing 8-megapixel cameras. The Samsung Focus S will find its way into a lot of pockets this fall.
Debuting as the largest screen in AT&T’s smartphone portfolio at 4.7 inches, HTC TITAN™ fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Watch video from AT&T U-Verse Mobile or play Xbox LIVE® games on the largest screen yet for a Windows Phone. Running a 1.5 GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HTC TITAN will feed the senses.
Samsung Focus Flash
Designed to hit the market packed with value, Samsung Focus™ Flash’s 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen will both fit in pockets and be light on pocketbooks with the full power of Windows Phone 7.5 inside. As fast and lightweight as it is compact, it runs a 1.4 GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera plus front facing camera.
AT&T will be among the first to offer the Windows Phone Mango update to its leading portfolio of Windows Phones this fall. Current Windows Phones from AT&T include:
With its unique user interface complete with colorful Live Tiles, the next version of Windows Phone, code-named Mango, puts people front and center making it easier to connect and share with friends, family and colleagues so important moments are never missed.
Windows Phone has modern communication built in. Only Windows Phone has a People Hub with one touch access to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, all built right in. You can group your friends, pin them to your Start screen to get live updates and easily text, email and IM them all at once. Windows Phone even has Facebook Chat, Messenger, check-ins and photo tagging all built-in so you can stay connected without missing a moment.
Windows Phone has the apps you need but takes them a step further. Pin your apps to your Start screen for live updates at a glance. And only Windows Phone connects apps to your searches making them easier to discover and use.
Windows Phone brings you the Internet beyond the browser. It delivers a fast, beautiful web experience with Internet Explorer 9 and hardware acceleration – but it doesn’t stop there. Local Scout provides suggestions and prioritized local search results on restaurants, shopping and things to do so you can live like a local no matter where you are.
“Our customers love Windows Phones which is why we’ve sold more of them than anyone else,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We’re taking our leadership to a whole new level by getting the Mango update to all existing customers and rolling out awesome new Windows Phones.”
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