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ZTE’s Tango-running Mimosa gets pictured, benchmarked

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
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If you thought ZTE’s insatiable lust for Windows Phone handsets ended with the Tania and the Orbit, then you haven’t been keeping up with the company’s plan for global domination. WPDang has revealed that the ZTE Mimosa is going to occupy the same Tango-ified strata of the market as the Lumia 610. While it shares a name with Android-powered Mimosa X, it won’t share specs. Apparently it’s only packing an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU — confirmed when the handset appeared in WPBench. Unfortunately our choice will remain binary: the Mimosa isn’t likely to be released outside of China.

ZTE’s Tango-running Mimosa gets pictured, benchmarked originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Leaked Windows Phone ‘Tango’ images reveal new details

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Images of Microsoft’s next mobile operating system, Windows Phone “Tango,” were published on Wednesday, showing off a number of new features. Tango will reportedly feature the ability to export contacts to a SIM card, handle multiple attachments in a single MMS message and manage roaming both domestically and internationally, according to WP7forum. It is also rumored that Microsoft is building a native voice recording application for MMS messaging. The images suggest that the company will be dropping the minimum hardware requirements of Windows Phone handsets down to 256MB of RAM and the camera requirements down to just 3 megapixels. The OS will warn users with a message in the Marketplace if they attempt to download an application that requires additional memory. Earlier reports have indicated that Tango may only be released for lower-end devices, but official details are expected to be revealed at Mobile World Congress later this month. Purported screenshots from Windows Phone Tango follow after the break.


[Via The Verge]

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Windows Phone Tango may add support for up to 120 languages

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) currently offers support for 35 different languages, however Microsoft may be planning to add an additional 85 languages in the next Windows Phone Tango update. The new version of Windows Phone, codenamed Tango, is expected to better cater to emerging markets, which will help Microsoft and its Windows Phone partners expand the platform globally. WPSauce, the source of the rumor, said that Microsoft announced the added language support during an event in India where the company also noted that future Windows Phone updates will support C++. It remains unclear when the Redmond-based company plans to release Windows Phone Tango.

[Via Pocketnow]

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Tango Networks offers cloud-based Google Voice integration to carriers

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Tango Networks is aiming to assuage the pain of US mobile users attempting to manage two phone numbers using a single device. Dubbed the Abrazo Multi-line Service, the cloud-based product aims to bring Google Voice integration to “all mobile phones” and allow wireless users to manage multiple numbers without the hassle of additional software — meaning your RAZR 2 can join the fun. Calls placed to handsets utilizing Abrazo will ring all phones in your Google Voice roster and users can choose which caller ID number to display for outgoing calls. The service will also offer a single Message Waiting Indicator light and leverage GV’s low-cost international calling rates. Abrazo Multi-line Service is currently in the trial phase with North American mobile operators. The full press release from Tango is after the break.

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Tango Networks offers cloud-based Google Voice integration to carriers originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AT&T-branded Nokia Ace possibly leaked in holiday card

Friday, December 30th, 2011
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The grain of salt we’re taking this with is roughly boulder-sized but, we have an image of what may very well be the AT&T Nokia Ace — the rumored LTE-sporting Windows Phone from the Finnish phone maker. It seems that someone sent out a holiday greeting featuring a phone that looks a heck of a lot like the Lumia 800, except it prominently features a Ma-Bell logo, a 4G icon and what appears to be a front facing camera. Of course, what has also been referred to as the Lumia 900 could just as easily be a chop job — and not a particularly difficult one to pull off at that. Hit up the source link for a couple of more pics of what could be Nokia’s first high-end Mango (or, perhaps Tango) offering here in the US.

AT&T-branded Nokia Ace possibly leaked in holiday card originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel Windows Phones leaked with 4G LTE support

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

HTC and Samsung are both preparing to announce new Windows Phone devices with 4G LTE support, and a few details on the phones were leaked Thursday. HTC’s device is currently codenamed “Radiant” while Samsung’s is codenamed “Mandel,” The Verge said. Both phones will reportedly run an “early build” of Windows Phone Tango that offers full support for LTE, a connectivity option that Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) does not support. The Samsung Mandel will allegedly have a screen that’s even larger than the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display on the Focus S, but its exact dimensions are still unknown. Verizon Wireless has only ever offered a single Windows Phone device to date, so it’s possible that these phones could fill out its Windows Phone portfolio. We wouldn’t be surprised if at least one of them lands on AT&T’s shelves, though, which have been more welcoming to Microsoft’s mobile platform. It’s possible we will hear more information during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show next month, since The Verge says both phones should land early next year.

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Nokia Champagne surfaces with Windows Phone ‘Tango’

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Nokia just launched its first two Windows Phone handsets and it appears the Finnish phone maker isn’t letting off the gas any time soon. According to data discovered inside of a Windows Phone application called “I’m a WP7,” a user recently accessed the app from a previously unknown device called the Nokia “Champagne.” Reportedly, the Champagne is running Windows Phone version 7.10.8711, which is believed to be the rumored “Tango” build of Windows Phone. We’ve heard plenty of rumors that Tango will either follow the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” update as a stepping stone to Windows Phone “Apollo,” or that it will be released as an iteration of the OS for low-end handsets. Earlier on Thursday, we published a story suggesting AT&T and Nokia may be working on a 4G LTE-capable Lumia device that could debut during the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. Perhaps that is when we will hear more about Windows Phone Tango and the Nokia Champagne.

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Baidu announces Android OS alternative, confirming its mobile aspirations

Monday, September 5th, 2011

At present time, Baidu’s a desktop web browser / search engine based in China that’s meant to mimic Chrome (though it’s actually wrapped around IE code). The company, however, has its sights set on conquering the mobile front as well, introducing Baidu Yi OS at its annual get-together. The new platform is essentially a forked version of Android, which will provide a lot of the same functionality and services we’re used to seeing from Google; Baidu, though, is adding a dash of flavor by throwing in its own bundle of apps — such as native maps, reader, music, web apps, and even a program similar to Google Places — as well as strong cloud integration for backups, storage and sharing. The new OS will likely be up against intense competition from Nokia, Alibaba, Xiaomi and Windows Phone Tango (amongst others), so the Chinese mobile space may get rather interesting in the coming years.

Baidu announces Android OS alternative, confirming its mobile aspirations originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Windows Phone ‘Tango’ and ‘Apollo’ updates to follow Mango

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Microsoft’s new Windows Phone Mango update is expected to begin rolling out this fall, but there are already reports that the company is working on the next updates, codenamed “Tango” and “Apollo.” DigiTimes reported on Tuesday that Compal Communications, which manufacturers devices for Acer and Nokia, recently inked a Microsoft deal confirming that it will build devices for Mango as well as the next-generation Tango update. Microsoft hasn’t discussed Tango yet, so it’s unclear what will be included or how big of a jump it will be from the long awaited Mango release. Reportedly, Tango will then be phased out in favor of a new “Apollo” OS, which we first heard about late last year.

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The Tango iPhone App: My New Favorite Way To Make Video Calls Over 3G [Video]

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Up until now, whenever I wanted to make funny faces at my boss but didn’t have the Wi-Fi connection necessary for Facetime, I used the Fring app over 3G. Now I’ve got a new favorite app for those times: Tango. More »


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Red dot sight for hotshoes makes shooting tangos a viewfinder-free experience

Friday, May 14th, 2010
Red dot sight for hotshoes makes shooting tangos a viewfinder-free experience

If you’ve been playing Modern Warfare 2 so much that you’ve studied Arabic just to learn what the OpFor team is saying, yet you’re more interested in photographing birds than capturing flags, this is the hotshoe accessory for you. Thanks to Brando it’s easy to make your camera a little more lethal looking with the Tactical Four Reticle Sight, an adapter that screws into a camera’s hotshoe and then enables the addition of an included sight, which has four separate crosshairs, two colors, and three laser strengths. Yes, we know people have been doing this for years on their own, but this is the cheapest ($45) and easiest way we’ve seen to get such a thing secured on your SLR. Oh, and “Tango sakat?” It means “tango down,” duh.

Red dot sight for hotshoes makes shooting tangos a viewfinder-free experience originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 14 May 2010 08:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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