Recently, Ray Chen, President & CEO of Compal Communications, announced that they have signed a licensing deal with Microsoft as the first ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) to produce Windows Phone 7 devices, reports Taiwanese news agency ChinaTimes.
According to the report, the CompalComm CEO stated that Compal will manufacture Windows Phone "Mango" devices for Nokia in the fourth quarter of 2011, which may potentially include the recently revealed Nokia "Sea Ray" device.
What's more interesting is that the CompalComm CEO stated that the licensing deal with Microsoft includes "Windows Phone 7.1 Mango" and "Windows Phone 7.5 Tango", which is said to be the platform that succeeds "Mango".
WMPU speculates that "Tango" will be a minor interim release which follows "Mango", but precedes "Apollo". The timing of the release may also follow "NoDo", set to be released sometime in early 2012, a few months after we see the first Mango devices later this year.
No further details is known about "Tango" at this stage.