Microsoft Windows Phone Mango officially announced, brings IE 9, Groups, Threads and more

The newest iteration of Windows Phone 7, namely Windows Phone Mango, has been officially announced by Microsoft. As expected, WP Mango includes more than 500 new features, although not all of them have been unveiled today.

Available starting “this fall”, Windows Phone Mango will reportedly “push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and the Internet.”

Here’s a list of some important new features found in WP Mango:

  • Internet Explorer 9 with full hardware acceleration and support for HTML5
  • “Intelligent” multitasking, letting users easily switch between applications, and allowing apps to run in the background
  • Groups – contacts can be now grouped into personalized Live Tiles
  • Threads, letting you “switch between text, Facebook chat and Windows Live Messenger within the same conversation.”
  • Hands-free messaging – voice-to-text and text-to-voice support
  • Deeper social network integration, including enhanced support for Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Improved Bing search
  • App Connect – applications are connected to search results, allowing them “to be surfaced when and where they make sense”
  • Local Scout, bringing hyperlocal search results
  • Linked email inbox

Current Windows Phone 7 users will be able to upgrade their devices to Mango for free. Until Mango is released – sometime this fall, as mentioned before – here’s a video preview of it (we don’t know what company made the handset seen here. It may be just a reference design device anyway):

All the initial Windows Phone 7 hardware partners will launch new phones with Mango, including 4G phones. There are also three new hardware partners: Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE. More on WP Mango will be unveiled in the coming weeks and months.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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  • http://www.techendeavour.com Aggarwal Rahul

    Microsoft is trying hard with the
    window7.5 phone to stand apart for good from the mobile space kings (ANDROID
    and Apple) but, may be Microsoft will still have to wait for the features of
    much awaited iOS 5 and Ice Cream sandwich to be disclosed. Apart from the IE9
    browser, there are 2 features among the reported 500 features of Mango, those
    are Quick Cards and Local Scout. Though both the features are identical, the
    Local Scout will give the info about the events happening in the neighborhood
    whereas, the Quick Cards displays all the info about a searched item in Bing.
     

  • http://www.techendeavour.com Aggarwal Rahul

    Microsoft is trying hard with the
    window7.5 phone to stand apart for good from the mobile space kings (ANDROID
    and Apple) but, may be Microsoft will still have to wait for the features of
    much awaited iOS 5 and Ice Cream sandwich to be disclosed. Apart from the IE9
    browser, there are 2 features among the reported 500 features of Mango, those
    are Quick Cards and Local Scout. Though both the features are identical, the
    Local Scout will give the info about the events happening in the neighborhood
    whereas, the Quick Cards displays all the info about a searched item in Bing.
     

  • http://www.techendeavour.com Aggarwal Rahul

    Microsoft is trying hard with the
    window7.5 phone to stand apart for good from the mobile space kings (ANDROID
    and Apple) but, may be Microsoft will still have to wait for the features of
    much awaited iOS 5 and Ice Cream sandwich to be disclosed. Apart from the IE9
    browser, there are 2 features among the reported 500 features of Mango, those
    are Quick Cards and Local Scout. Though both the features are identical, the
    Local Scout will give the info about the events happening in the neighborhood
    whereas, the Quick Cards displays all the info about a searched item in Bing.
     

  • http://www.techendeavour.com Aggarwal Rahul

    Microsoft is trying hard with the
    window7.5 phone to stand apart for good from the mobile space kings (ANDROID
    and Apple) but, may be Microsoft will still have to wait for the features of
    much awaited iOS 5 and Ice Cream sandwich to be disclosed. Apart from the IE9
    browser, there are 2 features among the reported 500 features of Mango, those
    are Quick Cards and Local Scout. Though both the features are identical, the
    Local Scout will give the info about the events happening in the neighborhood
    whereas, the Quick Cards displays all the info about a searched item in Bing.
     

  • http://www.arcanys.com Arcanys

      This is one fruity war one isn’t apple heads? :-) Well be looking forward for this. Specially when skype is in windows hands. software development