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Budget Windows Phone platform 'Tango' screenshots leaked

The Gadget Show  Thursday 16 February 2012

Budget Windows Phone platform 'Tango' screenshots leaked

Following rumours that Nokia is planning to release a bargain Nokia Lumia Windows Phone on Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG), screenshots have leaked showing what appears to be Windows Phone ‘Tango’ – a new Windows Phone interface designed to introduce the operating system to developing countries. It’s a sign of things to come for cheap Windows phones. Take a look.

The screenshots seen on WMPoweruser reveal a number of adjustments to the Windows Phone experience tweaked to run on entry to mid-range handsets with lower hardware requirements.

Windows Phone Tango will need only 256MB of RAM to run, while the minimum requirement for a camera is 3-megapixels instead of 5-megapixels. The compatibility with lower specced devices would appear to help back up those cheap Nokia Lumia 610 rumours from earlier.

Nokia Lumia 610 budget Windows Phone set for MWC 2012

Another nugget of info to be gleamed from the leaked shots is the ability to add multiple attachments to single MMS picture messages. And if you look at the picture above, you’ll notice a microphone, hinting at a native voice recording app for MMS messages.

Aesthetically the interface remains the same: clean layouts, big headers and swipe navigation look like remaining. The biggest problem facing Windows Phone Tango could be fragmentation and different Windows Phone operating systems causing confusion for owners. It spells the familiar problem of attempting to download an app only to find it doesn’t work on your device, although it looks as if phone owners will be warned beforehand.

Naturally we ask that you take the above with a pinch of salt, as we hope to hear more on the latest Windows Phone and those budget Nokia Lumia 610 developments in the coming months.

Nokia Lumia 610 budget phone out this March


Windows Phone, Tango, screenshots, smartphones

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