Windows Phone Tango screenshots leak, confirm low RAM requirement

Daniel Bader

February 15, 2012 3:16 pm


Just as we learned Nokia may launch a low-end Lumia device at Mobile World Congress, we’re not getting confirmation that Tango will indeed accomodate devices with lower RAM counts, fewer pixels and such. But it will also bring some much-needed features to the catch-up operating system, such as multiple MMS attachments and a built-in voice note recorder.

According to WP7forum.ru, Tango will bring minimum requirements for devices down to 256MB RAM and a 3MP camera sensor, down from 512MB and 5MP respectively. This will probably introduce a modicum of fragmentation to the outfit, as the Marketplace will inform you of whether an app will run on a device, based on its hardware.


Tango will also bring SIM contact imports, and customizations for domestic and international roaming. That means that WIND and Mobilicity customers will not have to choose between no roaming at all, and roaming inside a home country on Rogers’ network. This is going to be very helpful for devices like the HTC Radar which are coming soon to WIND.

Source: WP7forum.ru (2)
Via: The Verge

  • Unr8ted

    Poor Specs = Fido will probably sell this Phone.

    • Alex Perrier

      On a two-year contract with no Internet plan required. Not too shabby. :)

      The other non-iPhone smartphones require a three-year AND an Internet plan. They are also incompatible with 100 MB or Canada-wide calling.

      iPhone has the worst plans.

  • bob

    256MB was already the minimum for WP7 and 384 was the minimum for WP7.5, apparently. There never was a 512MB minimum. A lot of WP7 phones do not even have 512MB.

  • glonq

    Both my kids have no-contract, no-data cheapass android phones. So I can see why Microsoft is attracted to the low-end market.

    But fragmentation and a second-class experience are inevitable at the low end, and would probably tarnish WP7’s already lackluster reputation.

    My POV? Android and Bada already own the low end. Android and Apple are fighting it out at the high end. Maybe MS should stick to the middle.

    • Dimitri

      isnt it up to who makes the phone to determine the market for their device not the OS of the phone.

  • swizzlerz

    These phones will be like pay as you go phoes. or 3rd world markets where they dont have the money for top of the line. think some asian areas/africa/south and latin america

  • gwydionjhr

    The current min for Win 7.5 is actually 384MB.

    I highly doubt we’ll even see Tango phones in North America, they’re aimed at emerging markets. If things do go that way, it’ll certainly help allay fears of fragmentation.