While Microsoft didn’t reveal actual devices at the Mango event this morning–honestly, it’s too early–they did announce their hardware partners for the second generation of Windows Phones.
Samsung, LG, and HTC are on board for another round of devices. Dell, however, is strangely absent. Their absence doesn’t mean they aren’t making new phones–a spokesperson declined to comment–but it is very odd.
Nokia, of course, will be releasing their first Windows Phones this fall. Until today, the tentative timeframe for the first Nokia devices was late 2011, possibly 2012. Now, however, we know that the first Nokia Windows Phones will launch with Mango this fall.
Three new device manufacturers have also signed on for Windows Phone: Acer, Fujitsu, and ZTE.
New optional device features include the gyro, announced at MIX 2011, and support for 4G speeds.
Windows Phone Mango will support new languages, and additional mobile operators are being brought into the fold. According to Microsoft, the addressable market for Windows Phone Mango is four times larger than that of Windows Phone 7.
Windows Phone Mango will be released this fall. For more news on Mango, check out the rest of our coverage.