Microsoft: Windows Phone Mango will support custom ringtones
Expected to be released this fall (on both old and new, yet to be announced devices), Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango OS will bring hundreds of new features.
One of them is the ability to create custom ringtones – something that Windows Phone users have been asking since the first WP handsets were released (November 2010). Alice Luu, program manager for the “sound experience” on Windows Phone, has recently announced this on the official Windows Phone team blog.
According to this blog post, a custom ringtone on Windows Phone Mango can be any DRM-free MP3 or WMA file that’s smaller than 1MB, and shorter than 39 seconds. Users will be able to install the custom ringtones via the Zune software on their PCs.
WP Mango may (and probably will) also include a Save as Ringtone option in various apps – like voice recording apps.
In addition to custom ringtones, Windows Phone Mango users will also have access to a set of nine new native Microsoft ringtones.
As a reminder, Nokia, HTC, Samsung, LG, Dell, Acer, ZTE and Fujitsu should all launch Windows Phone Mango handsets later this year.