There was an early report today that Windows Phone’s Mango Update to bring multitasking, IE9 and twitter integration amongst other things was NOT coming this side of 2011 and was to be delayed to a 2012 release. Not good news for Microsoft (especially what with earlier update problems with Samsung) and especially NOT good news for Nokia who are extremely reliant on the success of Windows Phone.
An update bringing Copy and Paste should be coming early this March. Many Samsung owners still haven’t received the first minor “stability and bugs” fix upgrade. Hmmm…
Engadget reported that Mango was delayed to 2012 but they had received an update from a source that says it may arrive this year.
Mary Jo Foley, who’s got a few Microsofties in her own back pocket, says that she’s hearing that Microsoft recently promised OEMs and carriers Mango by “early fall at the latest” — just in time for a holiday consumer launch.
Holiday aka just in time for Christmas.
Microsoft have said that there is to be a big release by the end of the year.
What about Nokia?
In a post mid February, Elop said that he would know about the release date of Nokia’s first Windows Phone in the next couple of months. Jo Harlow says she “ aims to please’ in reference to Elop’s desire for Nokia’s Windows Phone to arrive in 2011. The device will also ship very close to announcement (as close as iPad’s 9 days? At least within a MONTH please Nokia)
This is possibly how Nokia will keep promise of shipping close to announcement: