Dell Wrigley WP7 Phone Dead, No New Mango Models In 2012?

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Way back in February, a leaked Dell roadmap outlined the company’s plans for smartphones throughout 2011 and into 2012. The Dell Streak Pro, which we just heard about being planned for Japan, matches up with the Dell Millennium from that roadmap. Not every model listed, though, has shown signs of making its way towards release. Sometime in Q3 or Q4, Dell was planning to come out with a new Windows Phone handset, the Dell Wrigley. It’s been ages since we’ve heard anything about it, but couldn’t it just pop up unexpectedly one day? It’s not looking like that’s going to happen, with unofficial word out of Dell calling the phone canceled.

We haven’t had high hopes for the Wrigley since Dell wasn’t mentioned among the hardware partners at Microsoft’s May Mango event. Still, that could have meant that the phone wouldn’t be among the first group of Mango phones to arrive, maybe waiting until 2012 to debut. Apparently there were some rumblings earlier this week that the Wrigley might actually show up in India, but those won’t apparently pan out.

WPCentral reports the information coming from a “higher up” at Dell, and was told that there’s no Wrigley on the way, and no Mango device (currently) planned for both this year and next year. While the Venue Pro will still be supported, it looks like Dell is done with Windows Phone for the time being.

Source: WPCentral

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!