It’s not the first time we’re hearing that Windows Phone Mango will support lots of new languages, but now Microsoft has provided more details on this, as well as an almost complete list of the languages that the latest iteration of its mobile OS is getting friendly with.
Right now, Windows Phone 7 supports only 5 languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian. With Mango, 17 new languages will be added, including: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish.
Microsoft’s Zune software will also support these languages.
(WP Mango Home screen in Finnish)
(WP Mango Japanese keyboard)
You can find out more here at the official Windows Phone blog.
New devices running Windows Phone Mango should become available starting October (about three months from now). Current WP 7 handsets will not be forgotten, and should receive upgrades to Mango after the new OS is launched.
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