While we didn't see any new phones during the Mango Preview Event, we did hear a little hardware news.

Mango won't be available until the Fall as a free upgrade but look for new phones from existing Microsoft Partners LG, HTC and Samsung. Also look for new phones from other Microsoft Partners such as Acer, Fujitsu, and ZTE. No specs were offered on these new phones beyond having 4g support.

Andy Lees, who led the charge during the Preview Event, made special mention of the Microsoft/Nokia partnership. Expect Nokia to not only bring new devices to market but also "scale and innovation to the ecosystem".

With 500 new features and the prospect of new phones, can Fall get here any quicker?