Microsoft showed off a few of its partners’ new Windows Phone handsets at the Worldwide Partner Conference on Tuesday. All four of the devices, from Acer, Fujitsu, Samsung, and ZTE, were running an early build of the Mango update, which is set for release this fall.
The new Samsung handset is widely expected to be the SGH-i937, the successor to the Samsung Focus. The device is very thin and light, something we should see across all Windows Phones. The device is expected to include a faster processor and longer battery life than first generation Windows Phones, but no specifics were given. Samsung is also rumored to be working on a second device, the GT-i8350.
Fujitsu’s debut Windows Phone device looks a bit like the concepts for Nokia’s upcoming phones. The waterproof magenta handset has a great camera and brings “a little bit of lightheartedness and life.”
Microsoft did not have much to say about the Acer handset, but it is the first Windows Phone from the company. The fifth largest manufacturer in the phone space, ZTE, is also jumping on the Windows Phone bandwagon.
These devices are expected to hit stores this fall alongside the Mango update.