Today, Microsoft has confirmed some of the new features that will be included in its next iteration of Windows Phone, currently codenamed Windows Phone Mango.
While an important part of the upcoming features will be unveiled “in the coming weeks and months,” Microsoft presented some of Windows Phone Mango’s capabilities during its annual TechEd conference, which debuted today in Atlanta.
So, here’s what we should expect from Mango (apart from Internet Explorer 9, HTML5 support, and all the other things we’ve already heard about):
- “the ability to save and share Office documents through Office 365 and Windows Live SkyDrive”
- Threaded email
- Conversation view in email – “emails in your inbox are organized by conversation, bringing replies to a thread into a consolidated view so it’s faster and easier to stay on top of the conversation”
- Pinnable email and RSS folders – letting you pin folders to the start screen for easy access
- Lync Mobile – which will be a free app providing “Unified Communications capabilities, including instant messaging and the ability to see the presence of your co-workers”
Microsoft has yet to announce the official launch date of Windows Phone Mango. Anyway, the new version of the OS should be out sometime in the second half of the year – when Nokia will be ready to introduce its first Windows Phone handsets.
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