Microsoft is about to give developers a headstart on developing for Windows Phone 7 Mango with a new device, insiders gave out on Tuesday.
Microsoft is about to give developers a headstart on developing for Windows Phone 7 Mango with a new device, insiders gave out on Tuesday. Test mules running the new OS should go out in a first wave next week. Which hardware wasn't identified for WinRumors, though ASUS' E600 and a developer-only Samsung phone, the Taylor, have been used in the past.
One option may be the HTC Mazaa. The the all-touch phone has a 12-megapixel camera and is rumored to use a second-generation Snapdragon that would require Mango just to work. Its near identical resemblance to the Trophy would support beliefs that it's a developer device as it would require very little effort to produce.
Some details of the developer seeds remain unknown, including whether developers will have to pay for the phone. Mango is due in the fall and would need many developers starting work in the next few weeks to have their apps ready in time for the new Windows Phone release.