The good news for consumers, as Engadget points out, is that with four months to go before the first Mango phone hits the market, the apps and the OS should be perfect out the gate.
In a blog announcing the update, Microsoft Senior Director of Windows Phone Brandon Watson touted the good press Mango has gotten and noted that WP7 has already surpassed BlackBerry in the number of real apps available to consumers. (See Microsoft Tangos With Mango and Microsoft's Other 497 Updates.)
The letter sparked a response from RIM acknowledging that the company has challenges, but defending its growth and claiming to be near the end of a major business and technology transition. A number of other current and former employees also got on board, writing their own notes for BGR to share with the world.
In an unrelated report, a Goldman Sachs & Co. analyst suggests sales of Apple's iPhone 4 won't be that strong over at Verizon Wireless . The analyst tells Bloomberg that sales will drop below the 2.2 million the carrier shipped in the first quarter, even though the phone didn't come out until a month into the period.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile