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Windows Phone Mango Ready to Roll Confirms Microsoft

Microsoft’s Exec has announced that the highly awaited Windows Phone Mango updated will be dished out within the next 2 weeks.

Brandon Watson, who manages apps and developers for the Windows Phone platform, confirmed via Twitter that the update will be launched in 1-2 weeks.

"Boom… no more rumours. Mango to start rolling out on Windows Phone in just a week or two,” Watson tweeted (opens in new tab).

The news indicates that the company will be able to meet its October deadline for a public release of the platform. Mobile phone carriers commenced their testing of the final version of the platform in July.

An October launch would also mean that Nokia, Microsoft’s main Windows Phone 7 smartphone partner, will be able to launch its first Windows Phone 7 Mango device since the two tech giants shocked the world with their partnership.

“For months, we and dozens of our partner companies have been laying the groundwork for the Windows Phone 7.5 update - and making solid progress. As a result, we now expect to start rolling it out in the next week or two. At that time, we’ll also refresh the Where’s My Phone Update? table to reflect the worldwide rollout status,” said Eric Hautala, General Manager, Customer Experience Engineering.

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