Microsoft Talks LTE and Dual-Core Windows Phones - The UpStream

Microsoft Talks LTE and Dual-Core Windows Phones

posted Sunday Oct 16, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Microsoft Talks LTE and Dual-Core Windows Phones

The iPhone 4s was released this week, however the specs didn't completely blow us away. Where is the phone with the kal-el processor? Well, while we won't see the five-core proc for Microsoft just yet, the company did lay out its plans to release dual-core and LTE Windows Phone 7 devices.

For more on the LTE and dual-core goodness, follow us after the break.

Windows Phone President Andy Lees said that we should see dual-core phones soon, but didn't quite say when. However, he did take a moment to specifically say that the current single-core devices can go toe-to-toe with the Android dual-cores currently on the market.

They're all single core, but I suspect that they will be faster in usage than any dual-core phone that you put against it, and that's the point.

As far as LTE phones, again we do not know when, but we should see some soon. Microsoft looks to see if these lightning fast networks can play nice with phones that won't drain as much battery to connect to them.

The first LTE phones were big and big (users) of the battery, and I think it's possible to do it in a way that is far more efficient, and that's what we will be doing.

Lees went on to briefly touch upon WinPho7.5, or Mango. We have started to see the Mango roll-out to Microsoft's phones in the past two weeks to 50% of all users of WinPho 7. Lees added,

Our first (release) was about mindshare, and really getting the credibility, and I think (Mango) is really about starting to build unit volume and market share.

All I'm thinking is that perhaps by the end of the 1st quarter in 2012 we will see an LTE dual-core Mango WinPho7 device with a physical keyboard. A man can dream. You can read more about what Lees had to say in the source link below.

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