When will the next version of the Windows Mobile OS be released?

When will the next version of the Windows Mobile OS be released?
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alexey_gusevConnect With a Mentor Commented:
afaik, WM is dead, WP7 is its successor
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
What is "WP7'?
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
So then will the next generation of WP7 be available?

Will it coincide with the general release date of Windows 8?
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Éric MoreauConnect With a Mentor Senior .Net ConsultantCommented:
>>Will it coincide with the general release date of Windows 8?

Nothing has been announced yet but many think that MS must provide something for the next Christmas season
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Mikal613Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Windows Phone TANGO (The next version) will be rolling starting March 21 (in China)
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
When will Windows Phone TANGO be coming to the United States?
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Éric MoreauConnect With a Mentor Senior .Net ConsultantCommented:
should be in April as well. check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Phone#Windows_Phone_.22Tango.22

do not expect tango to be a big thing, it is more-or-less a service pack.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Can all of the existing WP7 phones be upgraded to WP7.5 or to this Tango?

Or once you purchase a Windows Mobile OS phone do you have to leave it running the version of the Windows Mobile OS that it had when you first bought it?
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Éric MoreauConnect With a Mentor Senior .Net ConsultantCommented:
because Microsoft controls the OS (and not the carriers), all the phone can be upgraded
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Mikal613Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Can all of the existing WP7 phones be upgraded to WP7.5 or to this Tango?

most of them, of course they have to pass all the physical requirements.
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