Windows Phone Apollo rumoured for a mid-June 2012 launch

DGui, a Nokia blog, has some news from Finland.  They spoke to an “industry insider”  who revealed some of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 roadmap.

According to his source Windows Phone Tango will be announced and released at CES on the 13th January 2012, where it will be shown on the Nokia Lumia 719 & Lumia 900.  The update will then roll-out to existing devices over the following months.

The update will support LTE, but also smaller screen sizes and smaller chassis sizes. 

This much we knew already.

More interesting is the information that Windows Phone 8, AKA Apollo will launch much earlier than expected, in mid-June 2012. 

He writes:

Nokia’s devices will come at Nokia Connection 2012 and there are multiple ‘high end’ devices expected, including a new camera flagship. Windows 8 will also be announced by that time and Nokia’s first tablet will launch at NokCon. Features expected in Apollo is support for NFC, dual core processors, larger displays and larger bodies. Looks good too.

This Android-like release cycle seems certain to be keeping us in news over the next year at least 😉

What do our readers think?  Are these rumours realistic? Let us know below.


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