24 May 2011

Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango Update) coming soon

This morning Microsoft held Windows Phone VIP event to preview its big Windows Phone update.
There's also confirmation that Mango update will indeed be known as Windows Phone 7.1.
Windows phone 7.1 the update will be freely available to all current Windows Phone handsets at the beginning of autumn.

One of the main update features that will most likely be my favorite one is transition between MSN Messenger chats, SMS, and Facebook messaging to keep you talking to the same person irrespective of the method.
New contact group tiles are also incoming, with the ability to send quick emails or IMs to entire groups.
Multitasking is one of the new update features as well. Internet Explorer 9 will also be included in the update with support for HTML5.

Is this the beginning of something new in the smartphone industry? Well it is a reason for me to keep my current WP7 phone.

A Beta SDK of the new Windows Phone free tools will be available within 24 hours...WP7 hackathon expected :)

More update features can be found in the video below:

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