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  1. palandri's Avatar
    selling my focus at 499$!!!! 1 $ cheaper get it while its HOT!!
    Pourquoi?
    09-16-2011 03:53 PM
  2. SirHaxalot's Avatar
    What's really going to be nice is when AT&T start selling those new Mango phones before they've released the Mango update to current phones. That's when the fan and the **** will meet. Can't wait.
    I think that as long as Microsoft have anything to say in the matter they wont allow them to delay the Mango update for long to make people buy newer hardware. I certainly hope that MS have something to say about this, especially if it becomes my problem.
    Last edited by SirHaxalot; 09-16-2011 at 04:48 PM.
    09-16-2011 04:16 PM
  3. mmaman's Avatar
    Are you guys serious? You DO know that a focus goes for about $200 on eBay right? Why would someone pay $500???
    09-16-2011 04:34 PM
  4. SirHaxalot's Avatar
    Are you guys serious? You DO know that a focus goes for about $200 on eBay right? Why would someone pay $500???
    I'm pretty sure they're joking :P
    09-16-2011 04:48 PM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yeah I sent them the following when they emailed me asking if i wanted to buy their phones. It works, haven't heard from them since! ;)



    That avatar gets everywhere! :)
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    09-16-2011 04:56 PM
  6. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Are you guys serious? You DO know that a focus goes for about $200 on eBay right? Why would someone pay $500???
    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!


    Sent from my Samsung Focus using Board Express
    09-16-2011 05:31 PM
  7. zoed.baharudin's Avatar
    Why i don't get update for mango? Anybody can't explain?
    Country Malaysia
    Handsets HTC HD7 T9292
    09-16-2011 05:38 PM
  8. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    09-17-2011 03:54 AM
  9. Alaera's Avatar
    Makes you wonder who dropped the ball...
    09-17-2011 04:56 AM
  10. Pronk's Avatar
    I think you'll look back at this in a few months and feel slightly embarrassed about seeing things that just weren't there.
    Well at least it looks like it was a group hallucination now, eh?

    You don't mind if I do my "I was right" dance now, do you? No? Thanks! ;)
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    09-17-2011 04:59 AM
  11. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yeah wonder what happened. Any conspiracy theories ? LOL :)
    09-17-2011 05:00 AM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    Well at least it looks like it was a group hallucination now, eh?

    You don't mind if I do my "I was right" dance now, do you? No? Thanks! ;)
    Actually, no, you weren't right. Microsoft wasn't ready to launch on Sept 15 and so they did the right thing and KEPT SILENT. Even if Microsoft planned for Sept. 15 they never announced it, so you're still cheerleading for an UNCONFIRMED launch date. Though I'm guessing the technical differences between an official and unofficial announcement will go right over your head...
    09-17-2011 06:20 AM
  13. Mars2003's Avatar
    Looks like they failed on their internal schedule, but as they didn't promise anything to us then there's no problem. I think in this case MS was trying to exceed the FALL promise and it would have been good.

    I think MS are currently held up by carriers. As I'm not on contract I can't see why the update is being held back from my device.

    Based on that leak, I'm a bit more worried about the staged 4 week release.
    09-17-2011 06:31 AM
  14. Pronk's Avatar
    Actually, no, you weren't right. Microsoft wasn't ready to launch on Sept 15 and so they did the right thing and KEPT SILENT. Even if Microsoft planned for Sept. 15 they never announced it, so you're still cheerleading for an UNCONFIRMED launch date. Though I'm guessing the technical differences between an official and unofficial announcement will go right over your head...
    No, my point was the constant hint dropping, partial roll out in other territories and lack of denial/concrete info were a poor way to *handle* a global launch. And now we know why - there were plans to launch that day. Plans that were obviously dropped later. Why that was, we don't know - but clearly there was a build up to a launch that didn't happen.
    09-17-2011 06:41 AM
  15. HeyCori's Avatar
    No, my point was the constant hint dropping...

    *SNIP*
    Then blame the tech bloggers. They took the Sept. 15th thing and ran with it. Even if MS wanted to launch that day, the point is they made no official announcement. Microsoft's official announcement was for fall. That still stands. You can't make Sept. 15th an unofficial official release date.

    If MS said they were gonna launch on Sept. 15th and didn't, I'd be pissed. But if MS wanted to launch on Sept. 15th but kept silent, meh, it changes nothing.
    09-17-2011 06:52 AM
  16. Pronk's Avatar
    But they didn't keep silent, that's my point. There were a lot of hints dropped, public emails to devs etc.

    Regardless, shall we just agree to disagree before everyone is bored to tears?
    09-17-2011 07:40 AM
  17. Big Supes's Avatar
    My fingers are crossed for next week.
    09-17-2011 07:55 AM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    But they didn't keep silent, that's my point. There were a lot of hints dropped, public emails to devs etc.

    Regardless, shall we just agree to disagree before everyone is bored to tears?
    Only if I get hugs.
    09-17-2011 09:09 AM
  19. Pronk's Avatar
    I'll send my representative round! :)
    09-17-2011 11:30 AM
  20. jesdt's Avatar
    But they didn't keep silent, that's my point. There were a lot of hints dropped, public emails to devs etc.
    Please link to the hints and public emails.
    09-17-2011 12:02 PM
  21. jfa1's Avatar
    Vitual hugs all around now keep it down and just hope that maybe mayve it might be the first day of Fall. If its not its okay its the fifth monday of the week! Whats next?
    09-17-2011 01:25 PM
  22. Pronk's Avatar
    Please link to the hints and public emails.
    Seriously? OK:

    Orange France memo confirms September 15th was "Mango day" | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews

    Windows Phone FaceBook page changed for Mango | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    (Why update it early at all? And funny it was all ready to go on the 16th eh?)

    Microsoft shows off Tango Video Calling | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    (released on the 15th)

    Mango RUUs available in Taiwan | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews

    New Windows Phone 7.5 commercial nails it. Touts Metro Design, elegance. (Plus eBay Live Tile) | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    (mango-centric web ad for developers - released on the 14th)

    Belfiore, Watson implore devs to update apps as Mango draws near | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    ("*cough*now*cough*" - wonder what THAT means, eh? Fall? Two weeks time? No rush?)

    Windows Phone Mango update imminent | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews

    In summary: you have Microsoft staff telling devs to get mango apps submitted (in their own words) "NOW" before the 15th, you have a soft launch in Taiwan scheduled for the 16th that went ahead, you have a load of official mango-centric promo videos and adverts and site updates happening on the 14th, 15th and 16th, plus countless mango apps being released into the marketplace well in advance of the 15th (I lost count at about 8, and that's just the ones featured on this site over the past week or so), you have carriers round the world all announcing they're ready prior to the 15th and to top it off you have a seemingly genuine email from a french carrier actually stating the 15th in black and white as the launch date.

    Could all this be a massive coincidence? Yeah, it could. But in my opinion, there's enough there to make me personally think that there was a build-up to a possible global launch on the 15th which was then nuked for some reason. The actual date is actually irrelevant - I just think that as quite major software launches go, it's not been handed as well as it could have been and public expectation has not been handled as well as it could have been. That's it - that's my entire beef. I'm not annoyed or angry or anything - I just think it could have gone better.

    You may disagree and see nothing here but coincidences and people getting their hopes up based on nothing at all but rumours; that's your prerogative.
    09-17-2011 01:37 PM
  23. palandri's Avatar
    I agree with Pronk

    ...but I won't argue about it. ;)
    09-17-2011 02:57 PM
  24. bastones's Avatar
    Can't wait for the Mango update :).
    09-17-2011 03:31 PM
  25. jfa1's Avatar
    Seriously? OK:

    Orange France memo confirms September 15th was "Mango day" | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews

    Windows Phone FaceBook page changed for Mango | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    (Why update it early at all? And funny it was all ready to go on the 16th eh?)

    Microsoft shows off Tango Video Calling | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    (released on the 15th)

    Mango RUUs available in Taiwan | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews

    New Windows Phone 7.5 commercial nails it. Touts Metro Design, elegance. (Plus eBay Live Tile) | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    (mango-centric web ad for developers - released on the 14th)

    Belfiore, Watson implore devs to update apps as Mango draws near | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    ("*cough*now*cough*" - wonder what THAT means, eh? Fall? Two weeks time? No rush?)

    Windows Phone Mango update imminent | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews

    In summary: you have Microsoft staff telling devs to get mango apps submitted (in their own words) "NOW" before the 15th, you have a soft launch in Taiwan scheduled for the 16th that went ahead, you have a load of official mango-centric promo videos and adverts and site updates happening on the 14th, 15th and 16th, plus countless mango apps being released into the marketplace well in advance of the 15th (I lost count at about 8, and that's just the ones featured on this site over the past week or so), you have carriers round the world all announcing they're ready prior to the 15th and to top it off you have a seemingly genuine email from a french carrier actually stating the 15th in black and white as the launch date.

    Could all this be a massive coincidence? Yeah, it could. But in my opinion, there's enough there to make me personally think that there was a build-up to a possible global launch on the 15th which was then nuked for some reason. The actual date is actually irrelevant - I just think that as quite major software launches go, it's not been handed as well as it could have been and public expectation has not been handled as well as it could have been. That's it - that's my entire beef. I'm not annoyed or angry or anything - I just think it could have gone better.

    You may disagree and see nothing here but coincidences and people getting their hopes up based on nothing at all but rumours; that's your prerogative.
    its actually a perogative pre would be before. But I agree with both of uoi and I dont believe in coincidences! And I am definitely looking forward to Mango and I am hoping thats it this coming Friday and if its not i'll be disappointed but not dismayed!
    09-17-2011 05:01 PM
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