Microsoft Slips, Possibly Confirms Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Release by September

Did a Microsoft employee just inadvertently let the cat out of the bag? Posting to the companys official Microsoft Imagine Cup Twitter account, a Microsoft rep confirmed that all Imagine Cup challenge finalists will receive Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handsets early this fall.

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Of course it wouldnt be the first time Microsoft slipped this week.

The post reads: ImagineCup finalists ALL receive Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Release!! Each student will get the phone by September!

We doubt the tech giant plans to dole out pre-release devices, so it could be safe to assume the first batch of Mango phones will launch in late August or early September.

Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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