We spoke with someone from Microsoft about the touchy issue of why Dell was left off of the above slide--was it a small acknowledgement that Dell won't be making anymore Windows Phones? That the leaked road-map from a few months ago was now invalid?
Turns out, it's probably more innocent than sinister. We were told directly "don't read too much into it" and to "stay tuned". We took that, especially the latter part, that Dell was certainly still on board and in fact, that we'll see some new Dell hardware this summer as Microsoft continues to draw out this Mango preview.
So as Microsoft said, stay tuned on this Dell rumor...
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Man, I was hoping they had taken Dell aside for a stern talking to, guess the firmware will still be "coming soon" till Mango...
Well, Dell is off my road map, that's for sure, and I say that as a major Dell fanboy. Their behavior with the DVP has been just this side of disreputable.Too many other mfrs to choose from, to put up with this level of neglect.
my heart sank a bit when i saw that. i jsut got a dell venue pro and i thought for a minute that they wouldnt update it to mango. i'm cautiously optimistic now.
ACER make some **** proto phones, I want
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