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Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and the Dell Venue Pro

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Anyone who follows the mobile products space knows the OS upgrades are a pretty big deal for many. Several customers on Twitter like @M_Taylor40, @samsabri, @SlapdashMusings and @Uvetcha have been asking for an update on Mango. And yesterday, Eric Hautala published an update regarding Mango over at the Windows Phone blog.

Here’s what I can say at this point: later this fall, we will be supporting Mango for customers in the U.S., EMEA and India with unlocked versions of the Venue Pro. We will also support the Mango upgrade for those with T-Mobile, Cincinnati Bell Wireless locked versions of the phone.

Regarding customers with AT&T-locked units, more information will be forthcoming. When I confirm definitive plans here, I will provide an update. Just to make sure I'm being as clear as possible, here's a summary:

Venue Pro + Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS update:

We will support the upgrade from Windows Phone 7 to Mango for the following:

  • Customers with Unlocked Venue Pro units
  • Customers with T-Mobile and Cincinnati Bell SIM-Locked units

The upgrade process will happen through Microsoft’s Zune update process, similar to the 2.12 firmware update process that I blogged about before.

I know many of you have been asking about these upgrades. We appreciate the interest and the continued patience.

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