Dell Bails On Windows Phone -- For Now

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Dell has canceled plans to make a new Windows Phone running version 7.5, or Mango.A leaked roadmap earlier this year showed a Windows Phone codenamed “Wrigley” scheduled for release last this year. But as WPCentral reports, Dell has been missing on the list of Windows Phone partners since May, and sources at the company have confirmed that there will be no Wrigley phone.

Dell is focusing a lot of its attention on tablets, including both Windows and Android tablets.

Microsoft has hinted that with Windows 8, its mobile and desktop platforms will merge. So Dell may be opting to skip the current version of Windows Phone and wait until it can consolidate all development on the single unified platform.

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