With Nokia’s future closely tied with WP, tidbits of news like this suggest what’s coming in future Nokia WP products.
- Nokia’s Tango phones are being announced at CES and MWC.
- Nokia’s Apollo phones are appearing at Nokia Connection in June.
- Nokia Windows 8 tablets in June
The dates give Q2 2012 for Tango availability. That’s April-May-June. Earliest possibly being April despite rumoured January/February launches? Tango/cheaper WP handsets is when Nokia can push volume WPs.
As for Apollo that ‘s frighteningly not June. It says Q4 2012. That’s October-November-December. (Note, mango became available actually Q3 2010).
Whilst I’m looking forward to cheaper, better priced Windows Phones and more so Competitive Superphones and Business phones, it’s somewhat sooooo far away. What would Android have released by then? What about the new iPhone (due Fall apparently, and it will look different says rumours, aka, same front, now with curved back again and white version 8 months later).
Whilst I say it’s far away, I’d rather it be delivered than never. I remember thinking back in 2008 that Nokia’s new OS coming 2010 was too far away. LOL. Poor, poor Maemo. Don’t let me flare up again about the lost opportunity there.
Also having said that, Nokia can still possibly make up ground by beefing up Mango and then Tango handsets with bold Nokia hardware. No compromises for 2012 please Nokia. No compromises, no excuses, no delays.