More Tango and ‘budget’ Windows Phone features, screen shots leaked

wp256mbRussian site WP7Forum.ru have posted some interesting information on Windows Phone Tango and on the restrictions that come with having a 256 MB Windows Phone.

First some basic changes.  Tango will support many new countries, will be able to automatically download and update apps via Zune, and increase the number of pre-installed applications for 16 to 40.

It will also bring new features, such as being able to manage contacts directly on the SIM card and also to export contacts to the SIM. This is to allow users to more easily transition from a feature phone to a smartphone.

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Roaming will get new settings, allowing users to select no, domestic or international roaming.

It will also fix a long time bugabear. Users will be able to make multiple attachments to one MMS message, including pictures, sound and video.

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WP7Forum.ru also address the 256 MB issue.  Low end devices with 256 MB will be unable to install some applications, and will have other restrictions, such as 3rd party Live Tiles not updating automatically.

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In addition podcasts will  not be manageable from the device, and video streams lower than 4 MBs and encoding of H.264 v2 will only be supported.  Additionally OEMs will be allowed to ship devices with 3 megapixel or higher cameras.  Further photos will now no longer be uploaded to SkyDrive automatically.

In summary, there are new features in Tango, such as the MMS improvements, which I want, and features such as the lack of active live tiles which  not.

What do our readers think.  Has Microsoft struck a reasonable balance? Let u know below.

Thanks Svetlojar  for the tip.

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