Sunday, June 26, 2011

Much to do about Mango

I’ve published in this blog previously annoyances I’ve had with Windows Phone 7. However, I continue to see Windows Phone 7 as a good (although currently weak) alternative in the mobile space. As such I continue to keep an eye on upcoming developments, of which I have been recently reading about the upcoming release of Windows Phone 7 known as Mango.

 

The following article:

 

http://www.winrumors.com/windows-phone-mango-overview-outlook-phone-calendar-video/

 

Is a worthwhile read about what new features are coming. The article contains two videos which cover these additions quite nicely and are well worth a minutes to view.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR5g7tHxwmQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR5g7tHxwmQ

 

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUFl4la6LdU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUFl4la6LdU

 

However by far the video that interests me the most is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/user/winrumors#p/a/u/1/4liR0XntUFA

http://www.youtube.com/user/winrumors#p/a/u/1/4liR0XntUFA

 

Why? Because it cover the Outlook and phone features which is what I need more as a business user. I also like the new calendar features which makes a big difference to using the phone. If you are a business user of Windows Phone 7 I’d suggest you watch this last video.

 

Overall it seems to me that Microsoft has taken on board the feedback it has received so far and will deliver a very worthwhile update to the platform. This certainly give me a lot more faith in platform going forward with two important caveats, that being that this update will be available soon and work on my existing device. My understanding is that the Mango update will be out in September and will work on existing devices. I’ll be keeping my finger crossed but am very happy to see the Windows Phone 7 platform advancing