Just weeks after Nokia and Microsoft revealed a surprise joint venture, the upcoming fleet of Nokia produced Windows Phone 7 devices look to have been delayed until 2012, new reports suggest.
Reports of the early but substantial delays comes direct from Nokia India’s Managing Director, D Shivakumar, who has told the country’s Daily News Nokia will delay the release of Phone 7 handsets by up to a year as it is not interested in the Microsoft mobile OS in its current form.
With the recent Phone 7 software update bricking a number of Samsung handsets and failing to deliver on user’s wants and needs, a more substantial OS overhaul, codenamed Mango, was expected to land in October this year before rumours began circulating around a postponement until early 2012. A source at Microsoft last week claimed the company’s initial timeframe is “a near impossibility.”
Set to bring multitasking, Internet Explorer 9 compatibility and partial HTML 5 support, amongst numerous other new features, to the emerging mobile OS, delays to the Mango update could see the Phone 7 operating system short of handsets as well as happy users.