Will Samsung's New Mango Phones Be Its Last?

As Samsung announces the Focus S and and Focus Flash Windows 7 Mango phones, there's been some serious questions raised about the company's long term Windows Phone 7 strategy. But first, the phones. Slashgear reports that AT&T in the US has announced it'll be selling the Focus S and Focus Flash later this year. No shiny pictures as yet, but it's known that the Focus S and Flash both run from 1.4Ghz processors, and both feature AMOLED displays. The Focus S has a 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus display while the Flash gets a 3.7" Super AMOLED panel. The Focus S has an eight megapixel camera on the back (similar to the HTC Titan), dropping to only 5 megapixels on the Flash. No prizes for guessing which is the premium model there.

While there's no exact dating or pricing for these phones -- or even if they'll carry the same names when and if they get a local release -- PCMag reports on a prominent Samsung-focused tech blog that reported over the weekend that "Samsung will support Windows phone till end 2012." Does that mean they'll stop on the stroke of midnight? Something tells me probably not, but then it's not as though Windows Phone 7 has really set the smartphone market on fire to date, and Samsung does have its toes in the Android market and its own Bada platform; stranger things have happened.[Slashgear and PCMag]