Nokia Champagne codename shows up, promises Tango

Next gen Windows Phone on its way?

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A new Nokia codename has shown up in the I'm a WP7! app, in the form of the Nokia Champagne.

It first showed up in the Windows Phone community app on 25 October – meaning that someone accessed I'm a WP7 from the Nokia Champagne on that day.

WPCentral has also got its hands on a juicy bit of OS info, in that the Champagne is set to come running OS 7.10.8711 – also known as the next build of Windows Phone 7, codenamed Tango.

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It's possible that the Nokia Champagne is simply a territory- or network-specific version of the Nokia Lumia 800, but it seems more likely to be a new handset with the next-gen software on board.

We don't expect Nokia to launch any new Windows Phone handsets this side of Christmas – so will we see the company popping the Nokia Champagne cork at CES 2012 in January?

If not, there's always Mobile World Congress 2012 to look forward to in February…

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